So when using a theme it often comes along with a skeleton that has to be installed aswell?
A theme is separate from a skeleton.
- A theme can be installed in any site, but does expect some configuration, plugins and pages.
Hence it might not display its full potential on every site.
- A skeleton is a bundle of Grav with demo data in folder /user and consists of: configs, pages, plugins and the theme.
Unfortunately, a skeleton cannot be installed through Admin.
I suspect you are running the default Grav installation on your remote hosted website. In that case, you might need to install plugins which are required by Pinpress else the sidebar will remain empty:
That’s why I asked about your site in my first reply.
If things are not working out-of-box you might need to set some configurations. You also might need to create the proper pages.
You can peek on the repo of the skeleton what kind of pages it uses and its configs.
A suggestion: Create a local development environment…