I am trying to get my site to look like yours here - http://preview.themeforest.net/item/reco-minimal-theme-for-freebies/full_screen_preview/22300581For some reason the side bar is just not showing on the main page no matter what I select. It is showing on the post itself though. Any ideas?
Yes, check if your sidebar has any active widget on appearance -> widgets.
Let me know if that helps you.
Yup it does screenshot of it here - https://d.pr/i/ENkwQv
Layout is set to Grid with sidebar - https://d.pr/i/OoXpFC
That option only applies for archives and search results.
Check this tutorial section: http://estudiopatagon.com/themes/docs/reco-wp/#tu-3
You must create a home page, set template "home" and add some modules (grid with sidebar).
That should help you with your problem.
Got that all setup now thank you!One last question...If you go to my site http://giveawaymachine.com/blog the grid view image looks great I used the recommended size. However when you click into the blog post - http://giveawaymachine.com/blog/why-you-should-run-your-own-giveaway/ you will see the image gets cut off what is the image size I should be using to get it to look good in both places?
In that case if you want to use images with text, i recommend you to upload an image of 840x400 as a featured image, here: http://prntscr.com/mjc10w
The optimized image field work only for home (lists) and the purpose is to fit the grid layout and also let our customer to upload optimized images in term of size (kb's)