Easy Blogging/Blog Templates not working exactly as I would like

Hi,

I am having a slight issue with Easy Blogging/Blog Templates. In the easy blogging version of the appearance/menu page certain options to add to the menu are not displaying -- even though they are displaying within the actual "non easy" page.

I also have custom post entries that are carrying meta boxes that I would not like. Does the hide meta boxes for "posts" carry the same authority or do I have to add something.

Am I missing something? Thank you for help.