Widget areas can be managed under Theme Options » Widget Areas. Here you will find both the predefined and custom widget areas. The predefined widget areas cannot be deleted but you can modify their properties; e.g. the layout of the widgets they contain.
Creating Widget Areas:
|Click 'Create a New Widget Area'
Enter the name of the new widget area.
This name will appear in the Appearance » Widgets menu where you can add widgets to the widget area. You can use this name in the [widget_area] shortcode as well.
Set the layout of the widget area.
You can set how many lines a widget area should contain. For every line you can specify how many cells they should contain. You can also edit the width of the cells. Finally, you can specify for every cell how many widgets you want to display in them. So you can create very diverse widget layouts. You can set a unique CSS class name to the cells; thus you can display widgets with custom appearances as well.
|After creating the widget areas you can add widgets to them under Appearance » Widgets.
Having done all this you only have to decide where you want to display your widget areas.
You can select the widget areas you want to display in the sidebar and footer on your site in the "Sidebar and Footer Widget Areas" section under Theme Options » General » General. This setting can be overridden