sidebar on homepage

Hi!

I’m using Sparkling theme and can’t seem to get the sidebar on the static homepage. I’ve posted the question here https://colorlibsupport.com/t/cant-put-side-bar-on-home-pageblog-page/ but didn’t find how to edit it to complete the information, so I put “resolved” to close it and open this new thread.

What I wish to make is
a) To have a side bar only on the static home page and on the blog page (it shows ok on blog page)
b) That when I access the home page either from the menu or from the header, I still get the homepage with the slider and the sidebar.

I’ve tried both setting the default layout with a sidebar, and setting the default layout with no sidebar and setting the homepage to have a sidebar. But none of the options worked.

I’m developing the site locally so I can’t post any links.

I found in several replies that the solution may involve renaming or editing front-page.php. However, I don’t have that file! How could I fix this and also get the sidebar on the homepage?

Lastly, an additional question: Is it possible to align the widget areas of the homepage in columns?

Any help would be very much appreciated! Thanks!

I’ve been already replied on the thread I had marked as resolved, so I won’t need any help on this thread. THanks!

To avoid duplication of topics i have added your this reply on your following existing topic created for it and i have replied on it.

https://colorlibsupport.com/t/cant-put-side-bar-on-home-pageblog-page/