Comment on WordPress Widgets Tutorial by SEO Dave.
Widgets allow you to build the sidebar menus as you want them not as the developer (me) thinks you want them.
Go to the widgets page and drag and drop a widget to Sidebar 1, that widget will ‘reset’ the sidebar and only show that one widget, drag and drop another widget and you’ll see two widgets. You keep doing this until you’ve added all the sidebar menu items you want on that sidebar.
Do the same for Sidebar 2 (you’ll have to click the Sidebar 2 to get access to it: there’s a down arrow at the side, click it).
You must add widgets to both sidebars as otherwise you’ll probably have some of the same widgets running on both sidebars.
The GAT widgets are widgets created specifically for the Talian theme. These are what you might consider safe to use widgets, they won’t cause any SEO damage and might be better formatted (look better) than the default widgets. The numbers represent roughly the order I use them, but there’s no hard rules build your sidebars as you want them.
Some of the non GAT widgets (these would be the default WordPress widgets every theme has access to) are similar to their corresponding GAT widgets, but some are SEO damaging like the default Calendar widget (awful SEO wise) and the default Meta widget (adds a link to WordPress and wastes link benefit on the login/register links).
There may also be widgets added by various plugins. For example I use a popular posts plugin that adds a widget to show the most popular posts based on the number of comments, it’s running on the left menu above, the first menu item with heading “SEO Articles”.