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I was looking for almost a week for such solution - without success. What I want to achieve is have a kind of 'photos cloud' on my wordpress homepage. What I need to do is to display latest 12 photos added to media library (so not from specific posts, but in general). thumbs should appear in a square - 3 cols, 4 rows (but of course this part I can get via css). I have no brightest idea how to make it..

I've found such piece of code:

$args = array(
    'post_type' => 'attachment',
    'post_status' => 'published',
    'posts_per_page' =>25,
    'post_parent' => 210, // Post-> ID;
    'numberposts' => null,

$attachments = get_posts($args);

$post_count = count ($attachments);

if ($attachments) {
    foreach ($attachments as $attachment) {
    echo "<div class=\"post photo col3\">";
        $url = get_attachment_link($attachment->ID);// extraigo la _posturl del attachmnet      
        $img = wp_get_attachment_url($attachment->ID);
        $title = get_the_title($attachment->post_parent);//extraigo titulo
        echo '<a href="'.$url.'"><img title="'.$title.'" src="'.get_bloginfo('template_url').'/timthumb.php?src='.$img.'&w=350&h=500&zc=3"></a>';
        echo "</div>";

But I don't know how to finalize it - without pointing to specific post. Any ideas?:) thank u!

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Simply omit the parent value.

$args = array(
    'post_type' => 'attachment',
    'post_status' => 'published',
    'numberposts' => 12,

Check the documentation for other arguments: Function_Reference/get_posts.

Maybe you'd like to use the PHP command shuffle, like shuffle( $attachments );.

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