Not sure what the main differences are as I haven’t had the time yet to compare them, but I purchased the Pro version. After all, I really like the template and it does what I need it to do, look wise. In the wpstartup Pro, I edited the same file as from the regular version, template-sidebar-left-right.php. I deleted out of the template the same code I had deleted in the wpstartup free version:
<h1 class="entry-title"><?php the_title(); ?></h1>
When I deleted that out of the wpstartup Pro template file, edited the template name at the top, and saved it as a new template it all worked just as it should have. So I’m wondering if there’s something different in the template-sidebar-left-right.php of the free version that causes it to mess up when you delete that same code I deleted in the pro version. Basically, instead of it being a three-column look the left sidebar seems to no longer be there even though the content of the left sidebar stays there. Almost like it merges the left sidebar and the body/content together in to one column.
In any case, it’s working. I’m happy. :D