We purchased this theme for $75 for a high school newspaper web site. We have no idea how to get the theme to show up looking like it does on your demo on our site. I am an adviser with little experience in wordpress, but we had an old site, and I could work on it ok. My kids who are tech savvy just need enough to get started with this. I thought if we purchased the theme it should look like the demo. Was I wrong?
The homepage of the site is driven by WordPress widgets. If you navigate to Appearance->Widgets in the back-end you can see the different homepage sections where you can place different widget content.
The demo is mainly using Featured Post widgets, but you’ll see that there are plenty of options for you. If you decide not to use the widget area as the homepage, you can Navigate to the Customizer page and select new Front Page options.