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Hi, I'm trying to combine two find() arrays in a random order but currently can only make it give me back the same order each time. here's what im working with:

$works = $pages->find('template=work');
    $articles = $pages->find('template=article');
    $works->prepend($articles);
    $randWorks = $works->getRandom(count($works));

    foreach($randWorks as $child) {
      $class = $child === $page->rootParent ? " class='active'" : '';
      echo "<a$class href='{$child->url}'>{$child->title}</a>";
    }

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like this?

$randWorks = $works->findRandom(count($works));

doesn't seem to work, still in same (non random) order

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Sorry, forgot to mention that you also need to shuffle if you want random order rather than just random selection. So do this once you have $randWords populated:

$randWorks->shuffle();
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My comment is related to this topic.

I can not for the life of me figure out how to randomize something.

$onetestimonial = $pages->find("template=testimonial,limit=1");
foreach ($onetestimonial as $testes) {
	echo $testes->title;
}

I can get that far.

But I can not figure out how to randomize the output. There are currently 10 Testimonials. I'd like to display only one randomly.

I've seen $a->shuffle()
and getRandom()

but haven't the slightest idea how to use them.

Every attempt has resulted in some page error.

UGH, please help a PHPNEWB? lol

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GOSH DARNIT!!!!!!!!!

I solved it. I previously spent about an hour reading over the API and cheatsheet. Then I came upon sort=random

I hate it when this happens:

$onetestimonial = $pages->find("template=testimonial,limit=1,sort=random");

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