Random Pete - The Smart Random Document Repeater

Random Pete - The Smart Random Document Repeater

Random Pete, the Random Repeater for the Kentico CMS, takes a new spin on randomization. With typical randomization, you may get the same item over and over with each page refresh. Random Pete is different in that it can guarantee the same item(s) are not shown back-to-back. This is done by saving the last item(s) viewed to the user’s cookies ensuring that the next time the user visits the page, items previously viewed are excluded from the random selection process. Random Pete then steps it up a notch by adding a second option that will not reshow the same item(s) until the entire list of items have been viewed.

This even works when pulling a random set from a larger pool of items. No item is re-shown in the set until all items in the pool have been seen. If the number of unseen items remaining in the pool is less than the set to be displayed, then Random Pete selects the unseen items, resets the list to start fresh, and fills the rest of the set from the full pool. Now that’s the kind of random you can depend on! Choose from three settings: standard random, random with no back-to-back, and random no-repeat. Enjoy!

Brought to you by the team at DATA, Inc.


Version: 1.0

Web Part

Release Date: 9/15/2011
Kentico Versions: 5.5 +