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Modulus: Recreating the Demo - Featured Posts

Your Guide to Recreating Elements of the Modulus Theme for WordPress


Featured Posts Section

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

First, you will need to have the Display Mainbody option set to On in your template settings. You can find this option by navigating to Admin -> Modulus 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 articles in this area of the page. You can assign specific categories to the blog view by navigating to Admin -> Modulus 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 Integrated RocketTheme Extensions.

Option Settings
Title Integrated RocketTheme Extensions
Status Published
Tags Blank
Featured Image Blank

Most of the magic takes place in the article content:

<img src="http://demo.rockettheme.com/live/wordpress/modulus/wp-content/rockettheme/rt_modulus_wp/frontpage/fp-main1.jpg" alt="image" width="193" height="157" class="rt-image floatleft" />

<p><strong>Modulus</strong> has integrated styling for <strong>9</strong> RocketTheme Plugins, that are compatible with WordPress 3, as well as supporting a further 4 utility plugins, as available in the RocketLauncher.</p>

<p>Examples of styled plugins used on this page include <em>RokTabs</em> and <em>RokFeatureTable</em>, with all others demoed under the <a href="#">Plugins</a> menu tab above, with documentation on their use and download information.</p>
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The settings used to create the layout of this area of the page can be found in Admin > Modulus Theme > Content > Blog View. This is where the Blog Category is set, telling WordPress which category to place on the front page. The Post Count sets the amount of posts showed. The Leading Posts sets the amount of posts that are shown in larger, single column layouts, ahead of the two-column post display for the others.


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