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Quick Tut: Create StumbleUpon-like Random Post Button

Now, Kissing Crust has set up a “Random Post” button. With Random Post button is, it allows your blog readers will be taken to a random post of your WordPress blog.

You can get the feel of it by heading to this site’s sidebar. Feel free to try as much as you love ;)

The reason why I start to use this button is it can be the alternative channel in navigating Kissing Crust, besides using the common ways like through search feature, widgets for categories and archives. It will definitely improve the bounce rate and breath new life into older blog posts.

Want to have your own “Random Post” link or button in your sidebar? Keep reading and I’ll show the easiest way to get the button on your blog.

 StumbleUpon-like Random Post Button

First, install Random Redirect WordPress plugin. This plugin allows you to create a link to yourblog.example.com/?random which will redirect someone to a random post on your blog, in a StumbleUpon-like fashion.

With this plugin, technically you now have the codes to create you very own StumbleUpon-like Random Post button.

The last piece of the puzzle is to link graphic of Random Post button with the codes. The easiest way is to upload a random post picture and give it a link. Then, you just need to put the generated html codes into text widget of your blog sidebar.

That’s it for today. Now you can have  StumbleUpon-like Random Post button for your blog readers navigate through your blog. I hope you enjoyed the quick-tut.

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2 comments

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    Hearing first time about this plugin. I’ll have to check it out.

    Thanks for sharing.

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