The latest version of the Redirect to URL plugin adds two new query parameters, namely date_query_before and date_query_after. Both let you narrow down the scope of considered posts by setting a lower and/or an upper time limit.
These parameters accept all values that can be understood by strtotime(), including relative formats, like “last monday” or “1 year ago”. Now you can choose a random post from the past month, or you show the post with the highest comment count that was published before one year ago.
Please be aware that
- you may have to write spaces as “%20”; and
- any caching plugin might force a certain set of parameters to redirect always to the same post. In that case simply exclude the query string “redirect_to” from the queries that will be cached.
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