Summary: Include a random wiki page from a supplied list of pages.
Version: 1.0
Status: Obsolete
Prerequisites: pmwiki-2.2.58
Maintainer: ccox
Categories: Includes

See the core documentation on PageLists with the order=random option.


This allows you to create a random page include anywhere inside of a page. For example, you could have a random banner on a page.


function randomPage($m) {
  $args = ParseArgs($m[1]);
  srand((float) microtime() * 10000000);
  $randPageIndex = array_rand($args['']);
  return "(:include " . $args[''][$randPageIndex] . ":)";

Insert the following into your page:

 (:randpage Banners/Banner1 Banners/Banner2 Banners/Banner3 MyBanner/Thing:)

When that page is displayed it will include one of the pages given as arguments to the randpage directive.

For example:

(:randpage Banners/Banner1 Banners/Banner2 Banners/Banner3 Banners/Banner4 Banners/Banner5:)

This is Banner 3

Notes and Comments

One can now include a random page by using the (:pagelist:) markup:

(:pagelist group=Banners list=normal order=random count=1 fmt=#include:)


-- Pm March 08, 2006, at 04:50 PM

See Also


Chris Cox

Category: Includes

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