Following the instructions on the page, I have marked "Hide Sidebar When Empty" in Theme Options. I have no Widgets in my Short Sidebar and have that assigned to a Feature Page - Standard. When the page loads I get the message:
The short sidebar has been selected but doesn't have any widgets. Add some widgets to your short sidebar in the admin under appearance > widgets.
Preferred outcome is not to have the sidebar show up at all. .
Fwiw, on a Highlight page within the site ( ) I have the same sidebar chosen with no widgets and that one is hidden from view.
Thanks in advance-