So I'm stuck with a theme that is very difficult to work with because it is nonstandard. It seems like it would like to be Omega and put lots of functionality into the admin UI and out of template files but it seems they forgot to actually add that functionality in there.
So the goal is to add regions and edit existing ones. Normally I would do this in page.tpl.php but this theme does not define region order and html inside a template like this. They've provided a Layout section in their appearance settings but there's no way to actually do anything in this section. No drag, no select, nothing.
So my question is that somewhere in some file, these regions have to be defined in a specific order so where? It's not in page.tpl but it has to be somewhere or else drupal wouldn't know what to do with these regions or how to structure their html.
I know a few suggestions would be to contact the theme maintainer but they are horrible on support. Another suggestion might be to choose another theme but my company picked this one and so I have no choice. I also have a Friday deadline and just got to start this week so figuring out this silly theme has been taking up all my time.