I am finding twenty eleven both excellent and frustrating. Excellent coz is looks nice. Frustrating coz some aspects of the design are non-obvious (e.g. difference between layouts and templates) and many features are under-documented (e.g. some behaviours of featured images). Enough with the ranting.
My latest puzzle has to do with how you lay out widgets on various templates. My front page uses showcase template, and when I go to appearance/widgets there is a Showcase Sidebar box showing in the RHS that I can drag widgets into. This is good. I have dragged a Subscription and an Archive widget into there, and it works just fine.
I also have a few static pages, for example the Event listing pages, which uses the sidebar template. You can get at this via the menu bar. As you can see this page has two widgets on it: an Archive by month widget (n.b. with different layout from the Showcase sidebar version), and a Meta widget for admin. How did these widgets get there and how can I get rid of 'em and replace them with widgets of my own choosing? When I go to Appearance/Widgets, there is a Main Sidebar box which is empty, so I can't use that to get rid of them.
The blog I need help with is jasminejenson.wordpress.com.