Everything was running smoothly until I decided to update wordpress, update all my plugins, and add the plugin: subpages extended, and I deleted the popularity contest plugin. Ok… so first off the featured content gallery no longer worked, but I was able to fix that through researching the forums.
The only problem that remains is that the sidebar has disappeared from the homepage- but remains in perfect working condition on all other pages. I posted a new post last week without any problems. The homepage sidebar only disappeared after today’s changes- listed above.
I noticed that the bottom of the homepage has a partially visible box labeled POPULAR, with a fatal error in it. I’m not a coder, just a novice blogger. I should have never made so many changes at once.