I did get widgets up and running on Journalized, and the code is on the way to the man in charge of the theme, Mike Little. I can’t get a good in-template fix for WP’s default search (it truly is butt-ugly, with no title), meta (no customization possible), and blogroll (again, no customization possible), so while I’m running the code here with WP 2.2.1, I’m only running widgets on the right sidebar at the moment (’tis different from what I told Mike when I forwarded the code). I don’t believe I broke anything with 2.0.x or 1.5.x (I’m less-sure with 1.5 than I am with 2.0), but I don’t have a way to test it.
I’ll probably get some of my grips fixed for tomorrow, even if I have to go the plug-in route. It will be good to be able to move stuff around without jury-rigging the hard-coding :-)