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Ricochet: Recreating the Demo - Sidebar

Your Guide to Recreating Elements of the Ricochet Theme for WordPress

Sidebar Section

RokSprocket (Strips)

Here is the widget breakdown for the Sidebar section:

  • RokSprocket (Strips)
  • Text

RokSprocket (Strips)

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 Strips widget.

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

Simple Provider

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

Option Setting
Title None
Image Custom
Link None


<h2 class="title nomarginall">Annie Smith</h2>

<ul class="rt-tags">
    <li>UI Designer</li>


<p class="smallmargintop">As as expert in designing User Interfaces for the
past 10 years, Annie brings experience and passion to Ricochet.</p>

<div class="rt-social-buttons rt-center">
    <a class="social-button" href="#" target="_blank"><span class=
    "fa fa-twitter"></span></a> <a class="social-button" href="#" target=
    "_blank"><span class="fa fa-facebook"></span></a> <a class="social-button"
    href="#" target="_blank"><span class="fa fa-google-plus"></span></a>
    <a class="social-button" href="#" target="_blank"><span class=
    "fa fa-linkedin"></span></a>

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

Option Setting
Theme Default
Display Limit
Preview Length
Strip HTML Tags No
Previews Per Page 1
Items Per Row 1
Arrow Navigation Show
Pagination Hide
Animation Fade Delayed
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 The Crew in the Title field.
  • Set the Widget Variations to RT-Center.
  • Enter fp-roksprocket-strips-sidebar title6 box6 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.


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

<div class="rt-image">
    <img src="http://(Your Site URL)/wp-content/rockettheme/rt_ricochet_wp/home/fp-sidebar/img-04.jpg" alt="image" />
    <div class="rt-corner-triangle"><span class="fa fa-mobile"></span></div>
<div class="rt-box-content">
    <div class="gantry-width-spacer">
        <h2 class="title">Mobile Menu</h2>
        <ul class="rt-tags">
        <p class="largemargintop">Choose between a side panel menu or selectbox for small / mobile devices.</p>             

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

  • Switch the Widget Variations option to Box 4, RT-Center, No Padding All.
  • Enter fp-sidebar in the Custom Variations field.
  • Leaving everything else at its default setting, select Save.

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