I have set my site up to use a template for the static front page that displays new blog posts at the bottom. it functions as intended, but my front page loses the intended formatting and design when I use the pageofposts template, rather than the default page template. I am attaching screen shots of each and the accompanying template used. Essentially, I want to have my front page look exactly as the default template page does, only with the blog posts below. Currently the pageofposts template pushes my widgets to the bottom of the page ans well as changing the font and page layout.
I am very green on working with templates and php, so I need assistance determining what elements to add or change to get the desired look. normal-page-template pageofposts-template