How to create a sidebar for homepage and assign it to homepage?
1. Go to IS Options > General > Sidebars section and create new sidebar for homepage – click on “Add New Sidebar” button and name your sidebar for example as “Homepage”
2. Go to IS Options > General > Miscellaneous and find option named as Default and Index sidebar. Select your Homepage sidebar for Sidebar for index page drop down list and save changes.
3. Go to Appearance > Widgets section. Now drag and drop widgets for Homepage sidebar. You can also edit settings of this widgets now or do this at some later stage (we recommend to use widgets marked as IS).
3. Go to Pages and edit your homepage content page – choose sidebar in section Custom Page Settings.