"That very first line tells WP to use the template files from the Classic theme. "
Obviously, I couldn't figure this out on my own. I'm still very much novice, trying to figure this stuff out. I went to the referring website (http://www.bloggia.com/styles/bloggia_themer/) and tried to make a template, but after spending a good half hour messing around with this, I finally gave up.
I'm glad to see this DOTS style work, but I can't get the calendar feature to work. There must be something else one has to do to make this thing work with the classic template?
I also need to figure out.....
1) How to add a "recent posts" section.
2) Figure out how to place certain things on the right or left columns, keeping the middle column specfically for the posts.
thanks again to all that respond.