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Alerion: Recreating the Demo - Showcase

Your Guide to Recreating Elements of the Alerion Theme for WordPress

Showcase Section

Here is the widget breakdown for the Showcase section:

  • RokSprocket
  • Gantry Divider
  • Alerion Floating Module


The main feature showcase located near the top of the demo is a RokSprocket widget. You will need to do two things to prepare this widget so that it looks similar to the one in the demo.

First, you will need to create the RokSprocket Widget. You can do this by navigating to Administration -> RokSprocket Admin and creating a new Features widget.

You can find out more about RokSprocket and how to set up and modify widgets by visiting our RokSprocket documentation.

Here is a look at the Features Layout Options for this widget.

Option Setting
Display Limit
Theme Showcase
Article Titles Show
Article Text Show
Preview Length
Strip HTML Tags No
Arrow Navigation Show
Pagination Hide
Animation Crossfade
Autoplay Disable
Autoplay Delay 5
Image Resize Disable

You can set the RokSprocket filters to include any category, specific posts, or otherwise you would like to have featured in this widget.

Once you have created this widget, you can add it via the Widgets menu by clicking RokSprocket and dragging it to the appropriate section. When you have done this, you will need to complete the following.

  • Select your RokSprocket Features widget in the Choose Widget field.
  • Set the Custom Variations field to fp-showcase.
  • Leaving everything else at its default setting, select Save.

The widget should now be created and ready for use on the front page of your WordPress site.

Gantry Divider

This widget tells WordPress to start a new widget column beginning with the widget placed directly below the divider in the section.

Alerion Floating Module

The Alerion Floating Module is a widget available in the main Widgets listing that adds the Floating Module Top and Floating Module Bottom widget positions to the page. While this widget in itself does not make any direct aesthetic changes, it facilitates the creation of widgets that do contain content which will float down the side of the page as the user scrolls down until they combine.

There are two settings you will want to adjust in order to match what you see in the demo.

The Ending Position on the demo is set to feature. The Stopping Offset (px) is set to -25. Doing this will let WordPress know that the top floating widget will stop moving once it meets the bottom floating module, at the feature area of the site.

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