I just downloaded wordpress.org the other day after using wordpress.com for a couple years, so thanks for bearing with me.
I have uploaded my template and am trying to add widgets to my sidebar, but I don't really understand exactly how it works. When I go under Widgets, I see a left hand column full of available ones, but on the right I see something that says "Current Widgets" with a drop-down menu that only has one selection: Sidebar 1. I like everything in sidebar one, though I'd like to remove some things and add others. I realize that I can go into the sidebar editor and delete the code for some things.
But my problem is this: I downloaded a plugin I would like to use in my sidebar (delicious links), but when I select it from the widget list and edit it, when I look at my blog, all of the things that were there before as part of Sidebar 1 are now gone.
Is there not anyway to use Sidebar 1 with other plug ins? If I want to use one plugin, do I have to also go out and find plugins separately to function as Sidebar 1 did before I added a new widget?
Thanks so much, and sorry if this is not explained very well.