OK, I don't get it, I have followed the instructions here: http://doc.silverstripe.org/widgets#installing_a_widget
I have the widgets showing in my CMS, I have added them to my page.
I even installed the newest widget added to the extensions/widgets list (punycode) just incase others weren't good for 2.4.
I have added the code to my template (I still think this is were my mistake is).
- I have added both the '$Sidebar' and '<% include SideBar %>' to page.ss
- and '$Sidebar' to themes/blackcandy/templates/Includes
as you can see I am simply using blackcandy at the moment.
The include places the sidebarBox but with out widget content.
any help is greatly appreciated???