Random Order for Magazine Front Page Widgets

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    Hello there – just had a question/suggestion regarding the Dynamic News theme. I’m currently using the “Category Posts Boxed” and “Category Posts Grid” widgets on my Magazine Front Page area. I’m really happy with the way they look, but was curious if there was a way to have one of these widgets order the posts in something other than chronological.

    This particularly something that interests me for the Category Posts Boxed widget. It would be nice to be able to choose a category of 10 or so posts that randomized, rather than sticking with just the most recent four. I’ve done a fair amount of CSS tweaking, but haven’t been able to find anything on that end. I have other sidebar widgets that have a random option, but they definitely don’t work on these theme-specific front page widgets.

    If it’s not currently possible, I’d like to offer that up as a suggestion to the dev for the future – picking between random and by date would be a cool option on those widgets!

    My site, for reference, is https://jonamdall.com/.


    The blog I need help with is jonamdall.com.


    Theme Author

    Hi there,

    Thanks so much for Dynamic News.

    I’m sorry to tell you that this feature is not supported.

    At the moment we also have no plans to add it, I’m sorry. There just seems not much demand for this, since you were the first user after 4 years to ask for it. If more users are interested in it, we might add it with a future update.




    Thanks for the response, Thomas! That’s a shame that it’s not supported – hopefully you can file it away as a future possibility/suggestion. If any theme users come across this and it’s something you’d also be interested in, please feel free to chime in here.

    It’s really a great looking theme. Very clean and organized. I think my favorite thing about it is how much content is visible; less wasted space than many other themes. I do think this sort of random-order post sorting would add some interesting dynamic viewing options, though.

    Keep up the great work, and thanks for creating this one

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