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Random Post Name


Auto-generate a unique random string and set it to post_name.

Customization with hooks

Use of filter hooks is at your own risk.

  • You can change post_type to be applied by an array. Deafult is ‘post’ only.
add_filter( 'random_post_name_post_types', 'hoge' );
function hoge(){
    return ['post', 'page'];
  • You can change the number of characters in the post_name. Deafult is 10.
add_filter( 'random_post_name_digits', 'hoge' );
function hoge(){
    return 20;
  • You can change the variation of characters. Deafult is ‘0123456789abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz’. Do not include multibyte chars.
add_filter( 'random_post_name_choices', 'hoge' );
function hoge(){
    return '0123456789abcdefghijkmnpqrstuvwxyz_-';


Too few characters and too few character variations can cause unexpected problems.


  1. Upload the plugin package to the plugins directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the \’Plugins\’ menu in WordPress.


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