The Pane module supports up to nine 'panes' (three prior to version 6.1.0). In the theme a 'pane' is a full width box with a coloured header that will grow in height to accommodate all the content you place in it. Each pane is simply a widget area (dynamic sidebar) so to get it to do something useful you need to drop a widget in it. For example you might use the Text widget that comes with WordPress if you just wish it to display text.
The panes are intended for use on the Main Index Page in three banks of (up to) three but can be used in other templates if you wish. It is necessary to specify the ID of the pane that is required (1, 1a, 1b, 2, 2a, 2b, 3, 3a or 3b). If it isn't supplied or the ID has already been used on the page then the pane isn't displayed. The code to call the module is:
<?php $bhpaneid = 1; # Choose 1, 1a, 1b, 2, 2a, 2b, 3, 3a or 3b. include locate_template( 'pane.php' ); ?>
The panes are all enabled by default on the Main Index Page so it is clear that they are available for use. Panes 1, 1a and 1b are before the Logos, Pane 2, 2a and 2b are before the Boxes, and Pane 3, 3a and 3b before the Footer, as can be seen on the sample front page.
The colour and title of each of the panes is configurable, although any title configured will be overridden by any title specified by widgets installed in the panes.