Hopefully doing well,
Is the editor for code? Am I correct that simply typing text in the editor will not appear on the page, but must be code to appear on page?
Not the case, it all depends on the “Choice of Template”
- If your choice is “Default Template” in a Page, than the contents in the editor will appear as Front Page with the Sidebar.
- If your choice is “Full Width Template” in a Page, than the contents in the editor will appear as Front Page without the Sidebar.
- If your choice is “Front Page Template” in a Page, than the contents in the editor will not appear on Front Page. In this case “Widgets in the Front Page” will appear on Front Page.
Do I need code to format locations of columns beyond that offered?
Demo of Prana is self-explanatory. If you want to customize it than you have to modify the code. Don’t modify the core columns but write you own to have custom changes.
In Prana “Add New Page” the tutorial’s noted custom sidebar option does not appear.
I have referred you the tutorial about Front Page Settings which are same for all themes. Custom Sidebars are not available in the Prana, but Front Page sidebar is available to customize the Prana Front Page fully.