Content Randomizer is another free WordPress plugin developed by Elementous. This simple plugin allows you to publish text content or images in random sequence on the widgetized areas of your WordPress website. If you need to show random short text messages like quotes or jokes, or even images on your website sidebar, this is a perfect solution that will meet all your needs. It is lightweight and will not consume server resources noticeably. Everything you need to do is to install and activate the plugin, then to add some content that you want to show on the Content Randomizer plugin widget. The plugin will display random content from the list every time you will visit another post, page on your website. Content Randomizer widget has two options, and you may choose what kind of content you want to show on this widget – texts or images. Text option even allows you to show random videos if you put video embedding code instead of regular text content.
Random text content
If you want to show short text messages on your website by random order, this is the best solution. Content Randomizer allows you to create custom posts with a simple text so they could be used as a random content by plugin widget. Create some Content Randomizer custom posts with preferred text content like quotes, jokes or anything you would like to show to you customers. Put the Content Randomizer widget to the sidebar of your WordPress website or another widgetized area that is available on the theme you use. Open widget options and select the “Text” option and your random content will be visible on preferred location of your website.
You can also show random images instead of text content with the same widget. To do so, you need to create some Content Randomizer custom posts and set featured image to each of them. Then you should change random content type for Content Randomizer widget to “Images.” Now widget will show images from those custom posts (keep in mind that you can’t show text and images at the same time).
Random embedded videos
The most demanding users can use this plugin and its widget to show embedded videos from Youtube, Vimeo, and similar sources. To show random videos on Content Randomizer widget, you need to switch random content settings of your widget to “Text.” Then you need to create some Content Randomizer custom posts with video embedding code. Copy video embedding codes and paste them to the custom posts. That’s it, your random video widget is ready to run, and it should show random videos immediately.