I am brand new to WordPress and to web design in general. I know nothing about coding, so I am finding all the support forums and codex articles to be nothing but confusing when I read them on my own. I was hoping for a simpler explanation (I hate to sound amateurish, but I need to be realistic here :P) I am trying to figure out how to use the sidebars in my theme correctly.
Right now I am working with the theme "Fresh News" version 2.52. I am looking at my widget menus, and on the right side of the screen there are four choices for sidebars: "Sidebar", "Sidebar Top", "Sidebar 2-col Left", and "Sidebar 2-col Right". I have tried moving widgets into each of these just to see what the effect is, but I have seen no difference. Sometimes absolutely nothing shows up, and other times the widget I am playing with (the text widget) just gets thrown to the bottom of the page.
Can someone please explain to what the differences are between those sidebars I listed. My goal is to get a widget on the left side of the webpage where I can keep an updated list of sports scores (I run the website for the high school where I work).
Thanks in advance!