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Chimera: Recreating the Demo - Blog Page

Your Guide to Recreating Elements of the Chimera Demo for WordPress


Introduction

The Blog example page demonstrates how you can create a beautiful page with the Chimera template. Here is some information to help you replicate this page as it appears in the demo.

Theme Override Options

Override

The Blog page is a regular Page. To recreate the layout the way it appears in our demo, enter menu-blog in the Page Suffix field in the Gizmos page inside the Chimera theme settings. This suffix is tied to a class in the demo.less file that sets the page up so it appears the way it does in the demo.

In order for this to work, you should have the Page Suffix option set to On in Admin > Chimera > Gizmos. You will likely need to create a theme override specifically for the page before assigning that suffix to it. For more information on creating theme overrides, visit our Gantry Documentation

Mainbody

Mainbody

The page's content body is set to display posts in the Blog category. The first post is the Powered by Gantry Framework post. You will find the content used in the post below.

<p><span class="rt-image"><img src="http://demo.rockettheme.com/live/wordpress/chimera/wp-content/rockettheme/rt_chimera_wp/pages/blog/img-01.jpg" alt="image" /></span></p>

<p>Collaboratively administrate empowered markets via plug-and-play networks. Dynamically procrastinate B2C users after installed base benefits. Dramatically visualize customer directed convergence without revolutionary ROI.</p>

<p>Efficiently unleash cross-media information without cross-media value. Quickly maximize timely deliverables for real-time schemas. Dramatically maintain clicks-and-mortar solutions without functional solutions.</p>

Widgets

Below is a brief rundown of the widgets used to make up the demo page. Widgets in the Top, Header, and Copyright positions are outlined in the main demo replication area of this guide.

Widgets
1
Showcase - Text
2
Breadcrumbs
3
Sidebar - RokAjaxSearch
4
Sidebar - Gantry Menu
5
Sidebar - Gantry Login Form
6
Bottom - Text
7
Footer - Text
8
Footer - Text
9
Blog
  1. Showcase - Text
  2. Breadcrumbs
  3. Sidebar - RokAjaxSearch
  4. Sidebar - Gantry Menu
  5. Sidebar - Gantry Login Form
  6. Bottom - Text
  7. Footer - Text
  8. Footer - Text
  9. Blog

Showcase Section

Showcase

Here is the widget breakdown for the Showcase section:

Text

This section of the page is a standard text widget. You will need to enter the following in the main text field.

&nbsp;

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

  • Set the Title to Blog[span class="rt-title-tag"]Read the Latest News[/span].
  • Switch the Widget Variations option to RT-Center, No Margin All.
  • Enter rt-title-large rt-nomodulecontent rt-top-large-padding in the Custom Variations field.
  • Leaving everything else at its default setting, select Save.

Breadcrumbs Section

Breadcrumbs

Gantry Breadcrumbs

The Gantry Breadcrumbs widget gives you the ability to present page-aware breadcrumbs on the page. All you need to do to add them is to drag the Gantry Breadcrumbs widget from the Available Widgets area to the Breadcrumbs widget position.

Sidebar Section

Sidebar
1
RokAjaxSearch
2
Gantry Menu
3
Gantry Login Form

Here is the widget breakdown for the Breadcrumbs section:

  • RokAjaxSearch
  • Gantry Menu
  • Gantry Login Form

RokAjaxSearch

The RokAjaxSearch widget allows users to search your site for interesting content. Here is a breakdown of the options you will want to change to match the demo.

  • Enter Search the Blog in the Title field.
  • Set the Widget Variations to Box 3, Title 2.
  • Leaving everything else at its default setting, select Save.

Gantry Menu

The Gantry Menu widget should be set to match your site's main menu as it serves as the primary menu widget for the entire site. You can customize this menu by navigating to Administration -> Appearance -> Menus and creating or modifying your selected menu there.

Here is a breakdown of the widget options for this menu widget. Any options not present in this breakdown are left at default and should not be adjusted.

Option Setting
Title Site Menu
Menu Main Menu
Menu Theme Split-Menu
SplitMenu Style Sidebar Menu
Limit Levels Yes
Start Level 0
End Level 1
Show All Children Yes
Show Empty Menu No
Maximum Depth 10
Widget Variations Box 2, Title 3

Gantry Login Form

The login form located in this area of the page is actually a Gantry Login Form widget. Here are the widget options you will need to change in order to match the demo.

Option Setting
Title Login Form
User Greeting Hi,
Pre-text Blank
Post-text Blank
Widget Variations Box 4, Title 4

Bottom Section

Bottom

Here is the widget breakdown for the Bottom section:

Text

This section of the page is a standard text widget. You will need to enter the following in the main text field.

<div class="gantry-row">
    <div class="gantry-width-60 gantry-block-center">
        <div class="gantry-width-spacer">
            <p><span>Get Updates, Upcoming Themes Info, and Our Great Deals!</span></p>
            <form class="rt-blog-form largemargintop largepaddingtop" action="http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify" method="post" target="popupwindow" onsubmit="window.open('http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=rocketthemeblog', 'popupwindow', 'scrollbars=yes,width=550,height=520');return true">
                <input type="text" placeholder="Your Email" alt="Your Email" class="inputbox" name="email">
                <input type="hidden" value="rocketthemeblog" name="uri" />
                <input type="hidden" name="loc" value="en_US" />
                <input type="submit" name="Submit" class="readon" value="Join" />
            </form>
        </div>
    </div>
</div>
<div class="clear"></div>

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

  • Set the Title to Join Our Newsletter.
  • Switch the Widget Variations option to RT-Center.
  • Leaving everything else at its default setting, select Save.

Footer Section

Footer
1
Text 1
2
Text 2

Text 1

This section of the page is a standard text widget. You will need to enter the following in the main text field.

<p class="hidden-phone">These examples are intended to show how Chimera can be constructed on your site, above and beyond the frontpage demonstration. These include WordPress content with varying widgetized content, mainbody widths and page lengths.</p>

<p class="nomarginbottom">All demo content is for sample purpose only, intended to show a live site. Use the <a href="http://www.rockettheme.com/wordpress/themes/chimera">Chimera RocketLauncher</a> to install an equivalent of the demo onto your site.</p>

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

  • Set the Title to Chimera Demo.
  • Enter rt-phone-center in the Custom Variations field.
  • Leaving everything else at its default setting, select Save.

Text 2

This section of the page is a standard text widget. You will need to enter the following in the main text field.

<p>Completely synergize resource sucking relationships via premier niche markets. Professionally cultivate one-to-one customer service with robust ideas.</p>

<div class="gantry-width-container">
    <div class="gantry-width-40">
        <div class="gantry-width-spacer">
            <img src="http://demo.rockettheme.com/live/wordpress/chimera/wp-content/rockettheme/rt_chimera_wp/pages/pages-overview/logo.png" alt="image" />
        </div>  
    </div>

    <div class="gantry-width-60">
        <div class="gantry-width-spacer">
            <span class="rt-intro-text">+1(123)456-5555-555</span><br />
            <span>Chimera Theme, LLC</span><br />
            <span>123 WordPress Boulevard</span><br />
            <span>Seattle, WA 00000, USA</span><br />
            <span><a href="#">noreply@domain.com</a></span>
        </div>
    </div>
</div>
<div class="clear"></div>

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

  • Set the Title to Sample Contact Info.
  • Enter rt-phone-center in the Custom Variations field.
  • Leaving everything else at its default setting, select Save.

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