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Spectral: Recreating the Demo - Sidebar

Your Guide to Recreating Elements of the Spectral Theme for WordPress

Sidebar Section

Here is the widget breakdown for the Sidebar section:

  • RokSprocket


The widget located in this section of the page is a RokSprocket Lists widget created in a very similar way to the previous RokSprocket widgets featured on the front page of 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 Lists widget.

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

Simple Content Provider

We used the Simple Content Provider to allow us to make custom tabs without having to build posts on the back-end. In this case, the Title and Description are custom, while the other options are left at default or None settings. You will find the settings used in one of these items below.


Grid System


Gantry splits the theme layout into rows of up to 6 grid blocks.

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

Option Setting
Theme Default
Collapsible Preview Enable
Display Limit
Preview Length 20
Strip HTML Tags Yes
Previews Per Page 2
Arrow Navigation Show
Pagination Show
Autoplay 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.

  • Enter Gantry Extras as the Title.
  • Enter fp-roksprocket-lists hidden-phone 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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