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Chapelco: Recreating the Demo - Featured Posts

Your Guide to Recreating Elements of the Chapelco Theme for WordPress

Featured Posts Section

This area of the front page is the mainbody. It allows you to display featured posts on the front page. There are a couple things that have to be in order in order to see these posts populated in the MainBody section of the page.

First, you will need to have the Display Mainbody option set to On in your theme settings. You can find this option by navigating to Admin -> Chapelco Theme -> Advanced -> Display Mainbody. You will also want to make sure that the posts you want to display are set in the published status.

By default, WordPress displays the most recent posts in this area of the page. You can assign specific categories to the blog view by navigating to Admin -> Chapelco Theme -> Content -> Blog View -> Blog Category and entering (comma separated) category IDs. If the field is left blank, the most recent posts will appear.

Below, we have listed the settings of the post titled Top Theme of the Year.

Option Settings
Title Top Theme of the Year
Status Published
Tags Blank
Featured Image Blank

Most of the magic takes place in the post content:

<div class="rt-block title1 title3 title4 icon-star fp-featured-title">
    <div class="module-title">
        <h2 class="title">
            <span>Top Theme <span class="hidden-phone">of the Year</span></span>             
<div class="fp-featured-tag">
    <span>Powered by <strong>Gantry</strong></span>

[roksprocket id="24"]

The last line of the page's content injects a RokSprocket module. In this case, it's a Tabs module using the WordPress provider.

RokSprocket Tabs

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 Tabs widget..

WordPress Content Provider

We used the WordPress Content Provider which pulls post information from WordPress. This requires a set of posts to replicate exactly, and we recommend downloading a RocketLauncher version of Chapelco to get a good look at how these posts are set up if you want to replicate them exactly. Otherwise, any posts you place in the filtered category (or categories) will load.

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

Option Setting
Theme Default
Display Limit
Tabs Position Top
Animation Slide and Fade
Autoplay Disable
Autoplay Delay 5
Image Resize Disable
Preview Length 0
Strip HTML Tags No

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

Leaving everything else at its default setting, select Save.

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