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Ricochet: Recreating the Demo - MainBody

Your Guide to Recreating Elements of the Ricochet Theme for WordPress


MainBody Section

Mainbody

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.

Settings

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 -> Ricochet 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 -> Ricochet 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 Unleash your content with multimedia RokBox presentation plugin.

Option Settings
Title Unleash your content with multimedia RokBox presentation plugin
Status Published
Tags Blank
Featured Image Blank

Most of the magic takes place in the post content:

<p>RokBox is a fully responsive modal "pop-up" plug-in made for WordPress. This very popular plugin can showcase many different media formats making your content much more appealing to the visitors.</p>

<p>RokBox supports such formats as images, videos, music, embedded widgets, Ajax content, and WordPress widgets, all from a three-dimensional display. It also takes advantage of new technologies such as HTML5/CSS3.</p>

blogview

The settings used to create the layout of this area of the page can be found in Admin > Ricochet 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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