Hi,

We’ve set up a short tutorial to help you on your way with the frontpage: http://www.redfactory.nl/themes/therestaurant/2011/06/22/frontpage-widgets/

Regarding the dummy xml, this is a regular xml file exported from WordPress so it should import just fine. Are you sure the media folder has the correct permissions? Also, does it state that it’s done importing at the end?

Cheers!