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06/18/2014 at 1:14 pm #294212Daniel FrancisParticipant
I have purchased and installed the cMap plugin
I would like to know how often the randomisation of the list happens?! I am using the random shortcode which has randomised them, but I would like it re-order them in a random order again when you click refresh, or a new user looks at the page.
So that every company with a listing has an equal or random opportunity to be seen in every position. Should it do this, if not can you help me with this?!
By the way, awesome plugin!06/18/2014 at 2:32 pm #294219Steven ZahmKeymaster
It is working like it should, let me explain…
If randomization would occur on every page refresh for every user that would break pagination because even if a user flipped thru every page, they would not see every entry since on each page refresh the entries would be in a different position. The user would not be able to go back to a page and see the results they just had seen on that page. Additionally the user would see “duplicates” because of an entries changing position. This would be very confusing to the user, yes?
Instead, the randomization occur every hour on the hour (according to the time set on the server, not necessarily the time on your clock) for every user bases on IP address. As an example, lets say user A and user B both visit the site at the same time, they would both see the entries in a different random order for the remainder of the hour in which they visited. After that remainder of the hour has expired, they would both see a different random order.
Hope that makes sense!
You can test this by visiting the page on your smartphone. Make sure you are not connected via WIFI on your smartphone because that would very likely be the same IP address as your computer which would mean you would see the same random order on both devices.
Hope that helps!
If you have a moment, I would truly appreciate a review as they really do make a difference. Many thanks in advance!
http://wordpress.org/support/view/plugin-reviews/connections06/18/2014 at 2:51 pm #294220Daniel FrancisParticipant
That makes perfect sense and having the page refresh it’s order once per hour is absolutely fine! Could I perhaps suggest that this is mentioned in the order_by page where you describe the code. I think it’s useful to know.
Keep up the good work!06/18/2014 at 3:44 pm #294226Steven ZahmKeymaster
Thanks and good point! I just updated the doc page to include basically the same info I just gave you.
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