I’m about to try this out but as I mentioned earlier, did you use the “Front Page” templates (any of them)? These are the ones that has the extra widget positions such as Top, Content Bottom, Call to Action, etc. The other page templates that are not designated with “Front Page” in the name will only have the very bottom, left and or right sidebars.
**The naming of my page templates might be a bit confusing, sorry about that. The Front Page templates can be used for inner pages as well, not just for the front page.