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Display random

Hi,

Just wonder if it's possible to display random modules from a specific module position with meta mod?

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Re: Display random

Hi,

that's a good question. Yes, there will be a way of doing a database query to get all the modules assigned to a certain position, then you could randomise these. In fact one of the "recipes" does something a bit similar to this:

http://www.metamodpro.com/metamod/recip … not-appear

So you could try this:

$sql = 'SELECT id from #_' . '_modules m ' .
  "WHERE m.position =  'left-metamod' " .
  'and m.published = 1 ';
$db->setQuery( $sql );
$mods = $db->loadColumn();
if (count($mods)) {
  shuffle($mods);
  return $mods[0];
}

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