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Vermilion: Recreating the Demo - Extension

Your Guide to Recreating Elements of the Vermilion Theme for WordPress


Extension Section

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RokSprocket (Tabs)
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Here is the widget breakdown for the Extension section:

  • RokSprocket (Tabs)
  • Gantry Divider
  • RokSprocket (Lists)

RokSprocket (Tabs)

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 Tabs 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 Tab Label 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.

Tab Label

Setup

Description

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<h2 class="title"><a href="#">RocketLauncher</a></h2>
<p>A RocketLauncher is a custom, full WordPress package that installs a near
equivalent of the demo onto your server.</p>
<p class="hidden-tablet hidden-phone">This option allows you to check exactly
how the demo is constructed.</p>
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<h2 class="title"><a href="#">Documentation</a></h2>
<p>In addition, Vermilion has free online guides to assist in setting up the
template on your site.</p>
<p><a class="readon3" href=
"http://www.rockettheme.com/docs/wordpress/themes/vermilion">Read More</a></p>
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Here is a look at the Tabs Layout Options for this widget.

Option Setting
Theme Default
Display Limit
Tabs Position Top
Animation Slide and Fade
Autoplay Disable
Autoplay Delay 5
Image Resize Disable
Preview Length
Strip HTML Tags No

You can set the RokSprocket filters to include any category, specific articles, 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 Tabs widget in the Choose Widget field.
  • Enter fp-extension-a 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.

Gantry Divider

This widget tells WordPress to start a new widget column beginning with the widget placed directly below the divider in the section.

RokSprocket (Lists)

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.

Title

Grid System

Description

The widget layout is split into rows of up to 6 grid blocks. Each grid block has per override width controls.

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

Option Setting
Theme Default
Display Limit
Collapsible Preview Enable
Preview Length
Strip HTML Tags Yes
Previews Per Page 4
Arrow Navigation Show
Pagination Show
Autoplay 5
Image Resize Disable

You can set the RokSprocket filters to include any category, specific articles, 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.

  • Set the Title to More Features.
  • Enter fp-extension-b 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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