In case my problem is theme-related, I use Suffusion 4.4.6 with bbPress and related child-theme support...
I have created two sidebars:
1) A custom navigation menu for every WP page and bbPress page
2) A unique one for only the static "home" page [there will be other unique sidebars in the future].
I have assigned these sidebars to the home page by dragging them from "Inactive" to "Active."
In the process, an entry under [theme-driven?] "Custom Fields" for the page was added automatically. It reads:
Multiple Sidebars --> multiplesidebars1883,multiplesidebars1884,
I have dragged the "Multiple Sidebars" widget to my theme's Sidebar 1 and Sidebar 2, where I want them to appear.
Now I'm stuck...
I haven't found the way to add CONTENT to the new sidebars. No step for doing this is available so far.
Consequently, the empty sidebars do not appear on the page.
Can you help me? If so, you will solve a problem that several others cannot!
Many thanks for your trouble, Anna