We are using StatusNet in our organization. We've just installed it, and I was asked to add links in the side bar to other tools that we use. The idea being that all of the tools we use link to each other so our partners can jump between them.
Themes clearly doesn't allow you that functionality... It's really only style sheets and images.
I went to edit it directly in to the code and search for the sidebar code, but found it's done in a more sophisticated way than some application, like say WordPress which you can just edit. I've seen references to blocks. Can I just add my own block? Is there a best way to add some HTML (to include images or links) to our local install on StatusNet?