I'd like to put "recent posts" or other features on my Journal page. Could you help me? I have tried several ways but nothing worked so far.
1) I noticed there is no widget area under the appearance menu and I tried to put code in the function.php. The widgets appeared and I dragged recent posts to the box but it didn't take any effect on the site.
2) I put some short codes on the page itself. The recent post appeared but it showed up above the articles but on the right of the page.
It would be nice to just make widgets area work so it's easier to apply many things instantly, I guess!
unfortunately Suidobashi doesn't provide a widget area and as you already figure out you'd need to implement a widget area by yourself. I strongly recommend using a child theme for direct code adjustments. A prepared child theme folder is linked in the Suidobashi documentation.
After registering the widget area you need to place it anywhere.
The layout can be adjusted with additional CSS code.
Please understand that we cannot provide support for individual customizations.