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Ricochet: Recreating the Demo - Showcase

Your Guide to Recreating Elements of the Ricochet Theme for WordPress

Showcase Section

Three Triangles

The three triangles represented in this area of the page are created using CSS. You can find the CSS source used to create them in the ROOT/wp-content/themes/rt_ricochet_wp/less/demo.less file. The written content in this area is managed using RokSprocket. Details about this are found in the sections below.


Here is the widget breakdown for the Showcase section:

RokSprocket (Features)

This area of the demo is a RokSprocket widget. 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 Features widget.

You can find out more about RokSprocket and how to set up and modify widgets by visiting our RokSprocket documentation.

Simple Provider

We used the Simple Provider to enable us to create custom RokSprocket content without having to create separate posts or pages to do so. Here are the details of one of the Simple Items in the Featured Article List.

Option Setting
Title An Explosion of Possibilities to Showcase your Data.
Image Custom
Link #


<div class="gantry-width-container">
    <div class="rt-sprocket-text">
        <div class="gantry-width-70 hidden-tablet">
            <p>Ricochet combines an elegant and corporate design with rich
            content visuals to professionally present masses of data.</p>

        <div class="gantry-width-60 visible-tablet">
            <p>Ricochet combines an elegant and corporate design with rich
            content visuals to professionally present masses of data.</p>

    <div class="gantry-width-30">
        <div class="gantry-width-spacer">
            <div class="rt-triangle-set">
                <div class="rt-triangle-1"></div>

                <div class="rt-triangle-2"></div>

                <div class="rt-triangle-3"></div>

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

Option Setting
Display Limit
Theme Showcase
Article Titles Show
Article Text Show
Preview Length
Strip HTML Tags No
Arrow Navigation Show on Hover
Pagination Show
Animation Bottom to Top
Autoplay Disable
Autoplay Delay 5
Image Resize Disable

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.

  • Select your RokSprocket Featured widget in the Choose Widget field.
  • Enter fp-roksprocket-features-showcase in the Custom Variations field.
  • 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.

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