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  • #1331192

    Hi there

    I’ve been using a solution to randomise posts in the blog grid (advanced builder) on one site for a client. However I’ve built a similar new site that needs the same randomised function but this time I’m using category pages and not the builder.

    Here’s the existing function:

    if(!function_exists('avia_custom_query_extension'))
    {
        function avia_custom_query_extension($query, $params)
        {
            global $avia_config;
            if(!empty($avia_config['avia_custom_query_options']['order']))
            {
                $query['order'] = $avia_config['avia_custom_query_options']['order'];
            }
    
            if(!empty($avia_config['avia_custom_query_options']['orderby']))
            {
                $query['orderby'] = $avia_config['avia_custom_query_options']['orderby'];
            }
    
            unset($avia_config['avia_custom_query_options']);
    
            return $query;
        }
    
        add_filter('avia_masonry_entries_query', 'avia_custom_query_extension', 10, 2);
        add_filter('avia_post_grid_query', 'avia_custom_query_extension', 10, 2);
        add_filter('avia_post_slide_query', 'avia_custom_query_extension', 10, 2);
        add_filter('avia_blog_post_query', 'avia_custom_query_extension', 10, 2);
        add_filter('avf_magazine_entries_query', 'avia_custom_query_extension', 10, 2);
    
        add_filter('avf_template_builder_shortcode_elements','avia_custom_query_options', 10, 1);
        function avia_custom_query_options($elements)
        {
            $allowed_elements = array('av_blog','av_masonry_entries','av_postslider','av_portfolio','av_magazine');
    
            if(isset($_POST['params']['allowed']) && in_array($_POST['params']['allowed'], $allowed_elements))
            {
                $elements[] = array(
                    "name" => __("Custom Query Orderby",'avia_framework' ),
                    "desc" => __("Set a custom query orderby value",'avia_framework' ),
                    "id"   => "orderby",
                    "type" 	=> "select",
                    "std" 	=> "",
                    "subtype" => array(
                        __('Default Order',  'avia_framework' ) =>'',
                        __('Title',  'avia_framework' ) =>'title',
                        __('Random',  'avia_framework' ) =>'rand',
                        __('Date',  'avia_framework' ) =>'date',
                        __('Author',  'avia_framework' ) =>'author',
                        __('Name (Post Slug)',  'avia_framework' ) =>'name',
                        __('Modified',  'avia_framework' ) =>'modified',
                        __('Comment Count',  'avia_framework' ) =>'comment_count',
                        __('Page Order',  'avia_framework' ) =>'menu_order')
                );
    
                $elements[] = array(
                    "name" => __("Custom Query Order",'avia_framework' ),
                    "desc" => __("Set a custom query order",'avia_framework' ),
                    "id"   => "order",
                    "type" 	=> "select",
                    "std" 	=> "",
                    "subtype" => array(
                        __('Default Order',  'avia_framework' ) =>'',
                        __('Ascending Order',  'avia_framework' ) =>'ASC',
                        __('Descending Order',  'avia_framework' ) =>'DESC'));
            }
    
            return $elements;
        }
    
        add_filter('avf_template_builder_shortcode_meta', 'avia_custom_query_add_query_params_to_config', 10, 4);
        function avia_custom_query_add_query_params_to_config($meta, $atts, $content, $shortcodename)
        {
            global $avia_config;
            if(empty($avia_config['avia_custom_query_options'])) $avia_config['avia_custom_query_options'] = array();
    
            if(!empty($atts['order']))
            {
                $avia_config['avia_custom_query_options']['order'] = $atts['order'];
            }
    
            if(!empty($atts['orderby']))
            {
                $avia_config['avia_custom_query_options']['orderby'] = $atts['orderby'];
            }
    
            return $meta;
        }
    }

    I’ve also tried:

    add_filter('posts_orderby', 'edit_posts_orderby');
    
    function edit_posts_orderby($orderby_statement) {
    
        $seed = $_SESSION['seed'];
        if (empty($seed)) {
          $seed = rand();
          $_SESSION['seed'] = $seed;
        }
    
        $orderby_statement = 'RAND('.$seed.')';
        return $orderby_statement;
    }

    But with no success as subsequent paginated pages also have the random order applied and so show duplicates from the previous page.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated
    Richard

    • This topic was modified 2 years, 6 months ago by raslade.
    #1331323

    Hey Richard,

    Thank you for the inquiry.

    This is working correctly on our end. Make sure to start a session using the session_start() function.

    
    if (!session_id()) {
    	session_start();
    }
    
    function edit_posts_orderby($orderby_statement) {
    
        $seed = $_SESSION['seed'];
        if (empty($seed)) {
          $seed = rand();
          $_SESSION['seed'] = $seed;
        }
    
        $orderby_statement = 'RAND('.$seed.')';
        return $orderby_statement;
    }
    add_filter('posts_orderby', 'edit_posts_orderby');
    

    But the filter above might affect every posts query in the site. You may need to use additional logic to make sure that the changes to the query will only get applied to the archive or category pages.

    Best regards,
    Ismael

    #1331339

    Hey Ismael, thanks for getting back to me and I’ve got it working now with this adjustment. The session has to be unique so I tested using new private browser windows each time. This replicates what new visitors would see.

    Thanks
    Richard

    #1331448

    Hi,

    Great! Glad to know that it is working. Let us know if you need anything else.

    Have a nice day.

    Best regards,
    Ismael

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