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Alerion: Recreating the Demo - Sidebar

Your Guide to Recreating Elements of the Alerion Theme for WordPress

Sidebar Section

Here is the widget breakdown for the Utility section:

  • RokSprocket
  • Text


The Gantry Extras widget located in the sidebar section of the page is a RokSprocket Lists widget created in a very similar way to the previous RokSprocket widgets featured on the front page of 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 Lists 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 Lists Layout Options for this widget.

Option Setting
Theme Default
Display Limit
Collapsible Preview Enable
Preview Length 20
Strip HTML Tags Yes
Previews Per Page 3
Arrow Navigation Show
Pagination Show
Autoplay Disable
Image Resize Disable
Default Link None

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.

  • Set the Title to Gantry Extras.
  • Select your RokSprocket widget in the Choose Widget field.
  • Set the Box Variation field to Box 1.
  • 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.


You will need to enter the following in the main text field to create this text widget as it appears in our demo.


[speaker img="http://demo.rockettheme.com/wordpress-themes/wp_alerion/wp-content/rockettheme/rt_alerion_wp/frontpage/sidebar/img1.jpg" name="Mary Watson" position="Software Architech" info="Gantry offers powerful under the hood features and extras." link="#"]View Full Bio[/speaker]


<div class="hidden-tablet">
[speaker img="http://demo.rockettheme.com/wordpress-themes/wp_alerion/wp-content/rockettheme/rt_alerion_wp/frontpage/sidebar/img2.jpg" name="Peter Malkay" position="Design Visionary" info="Beautifully integrated typography to add life to your content." link="#"]View Full Bio[/speaker]


<div class="visible-large">
[speaker img="http://demo.rockettheme.com/wordpress-themes/wp_alerion/wp-content/rockettheme/rt_alerion_wp/frontpage/sidebar/img3.jpg" name="Franklin Johnston" position="CEO &amp; Founder" info="Integrated styling for K2 is also provided, but not demoed." link="#"]View Full Bio[/speaker]

Here is a breakdown of options changes you will want to make to match the demo.

  • Enter [span class="hidden-tablet"]Guest [/span]Speakers [small]Speakers Table[/small] as the Title of the widget.
  • Set the Box Variation option to Box 2.
  • Enter fp-sidebar-a2 hidden-phone in the Custom Variations field.
  • Leaving everything else at its default setting, select Save.

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