Extension talk:Random

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version 0.3 works with MW 1.17.0, --Erkan Yilmaz 15:51, 11 August 2011 (UTC)

Shuffled results[edit]

As of PHP version 5.2.10, "The resulting array of keys is no longer shuffled." by array_rand(). Thus, items will be randomly selected, but will remain in the order they start in. Add

shuffle($items) just above $keys = array_rand( $items, $count );


shuffle($args) above $keys = array_rand( $args, $count );

to restore the original behavior. 20:49, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

Not work with 1.22 - 1.23[edit]

With this error: Exception from line 316 of /includes/MagicWord.php: Error: invalid magic word 'random'. --UksusoFF (talk) 10:47, 29 April 2014 (UTC)

I have the same problem with 1.23.0. --2A01:E35:2F06:89B0:224:54FF:FE65:19AE 19:55, 7 July 2014 (UTC)
All 4 examples worked for me on a fresh Mediawiki 1.23.2. Can you try again? --Erkan Yilmaz (talk) 10:46, 12 August 2014 (UTC)
Same here. Error:
[ba...] /db/index.php?title=Foo Exception from line 318 of /path/includes/MagicWord.php: Error: invalid magic word 'random'
#0 /path/includes/MagicWord.php(241): MagicWord->load(string)
#1 /path/includes/parser/Parser.php(4984): MagicWord::get(string)
#2 /path/extensions/Random/Random.php(33): Parser->setFunctionHook(string, string, integer)
#3 [internal function]: efRandomExtension(Parser)
#4 /path/includes/Hooks.php(206): call_user_func_array(string, array)
#5 /path/includes/GlobalFunctions.php(4013): Hooks::run(string, array, NULL)
#6 /path/includes/parser/Parser.php(275): wfRunHooks(string, array)
#7 /path/includes/cache/MessageCache.php(1023): Parser->firstCallInit()
#8 /path/includes/cache/MessageCache.php(1000): MessageCache->getParser()
#9 /path/includes/Message.php(977): MessageCache->transform(string, boolean, Language, Title)
#10 /path/includes/Message.php(669): Message->transformText(string)
#11 /path/includes/Message.php(732): Message->toString()
#12 /path/includes/OutputPage.php(853): Message->text()
#13 /path/includes/OutputPage.php(899): OutputPage->setHTMLTitle(Message)
#14 /path/includes/Article.php(556): OutputPage->setPageTitle(string)
#15 /path/includes/actions/ViewAction.php(44): Article->view()
#16 /path/includes/Wiki.php(428): ViewAction->show()
#17 /path/includes/Wiki.php(292): MediaWiki->performAction(Article, Title)
#18 /path/includes/Wiki.php(588): MediaWiki->performRequest()
#19 /path/includes/Wiki.php(447): MediaWiki->main()
#20 /path/index.php(46): MediaWiki->run()
#21 {main}
My guess you have to map the magic word. --Subfader (talk) 16:10, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

Database exception / error with MW 1.26.2[edit]

Installed this with 1.26.2 and got a Database error. Fixed (as far as I can tell) by following the "map magic word" instruction linked below.

Specifically, add this line to Random.php : $wgExtensionMessagesFiles['Random'] = dirname(__FILE__) . '/Random.i18n.magic.php';

Then, create a file called Random.i18n.magic.php and insert the following in:


$magicWords = array();

$magicWords['en'] = array( 'random' => array( 0, 'random' ), );