EduBlogs Home Page Theme Not Showing Latest News

Hi there,

I can't find documentation for this theme, can you point me in the right direction?

My main question is that the Latest News feature isn't displaying anything. I have recent posts, but they're not appearing. Do they have to be tagged or categorized in a particular way?

My site is here: http://www.thepodcasthost.com

Next, I'm trying to show a custom menu on the home page via a widget. I set it as normal, but the menu itself will not appear. I can see the widget header, but it's blank before that. Any suggestions?

Your help is appreciated,
Colin