Wordpress is integrated with gravatar.com to display your globally recognized avatar.
To assign avatars to your users or various admins, first make sure that each of your users has their own profile. You can create new user profiles in the "User" section of admin.
Next, sign up for an account at http://www.gravatar.com using the same email address that was used to create the User profile in Wordpress admin. Upload an image to gravatar.com. This gravatar image is now associated with that specific User and their image will appear next to the content they post. This image will also appear when the user posts comments on other Wordpress blogs (as long as they use the associated email address when commenting).
In Wordpress Admin, navigate to: Appearance -> Widgets. Drag the widget titles from the lists on the left side to the "Sidebar" sections on the right side. You can also drag and drop the widgets up or down within each Sidebar to change their placement above or below other widgets.
The Featured Content Gallery is a 3rd party plugin that comes with the theme download. Please make sure that you have uploaded and activated it. You'll also need to change some of the settings by navigating to: Settings ---> Featured Content Gallery. Below are the settings that we've configured in the demo but you can set them as you wish:
Featured Content Selection (choose a category or individual posts/pages): Featured or similar
Gallery Width in Pixels: 620
Gallery Height in Pixels: 286
Text Overlay Height in Pixels: Modify as you like
Gallery Border Color (#hex or color name): Modify as you like
Gallery Background Color (#hex or color name): #666
Slide Display Duration (milliseconds): 5000
Slide Fade Duration (milliseconds): 200
Default Custom Field Name for Rotating Image: articleimg
Slide Transition Type - Choose your slide transition effect: Slide Left with Fade
Custom Field Name for Rotating Text: featuredtext (the Custom Field "Value" is the actual text)
The Featured Video shown on many of our demos is simply a text widget with embed code added. Please be sure to change the video size so it fits within the sidebar.
Navigate to your Theme Options Panel (located under Appearance in admin). Find the Advertisement section, simply paste your code into the specified fields and click save.