LuckyMarble / i3dthemes: Wordpress 'Theme' Tutorials
Section 4: Working with Pages
Your theme will include 4 default sidebars ( Left, Right, Top, Bottom ). A sidebar is an area of the page that displays your widgets. Widgets come in all shapes and sizes, with various functions. The simplest example of a widget would be the 'sidemenu buttons'. A widget is a component that is shared amongst any web pages that include a sidebar that includes that widget. It may take a bit of time to explore all you can do with sidebars and widgets, but it's well worth experimenting worth as there is a huge amount of flexibility in what you can do with sidebars.
Please watch the Admin overview video for details on working with the Sidebars and Widgets.
Please watch the Admin overview video for details on working with Widgets.