Is it possible to have only two marketing spots in the frontpage?
Yes, by adapting the code to remove one and use 'span6' instead of 'span4' - https://github.com/gjb2048/moodle-theme_essential/blob/master/layout/includes/marketingspots.php
Thank you very much. This solution worked but is it possible to have two span4 centered in screen like the image in the attached file?
Yes. Just apply the appropriate grid styles to the right spots - i.e. offsetting - http://getbootstrap.com/2.3.2/scaffolding.html#gridSystem.
I am trying to do this action, but I can not edit anything in the Essential folder under Theme folder in FTP. I am able to modify other theme folders, as well as upload new ones, but I can not edit anything under "essential". I tried changing the file permissions, but I was denied. I tried changing the theme on our Moodle site to anything than Essential, but that also did not work. Appreciate any support.
Responding to my own question.. I was able to fix it. I had to open a ticket to our third party vendor to adjust the folder permissions.