I'm hoping to add new "utility" widget sections to Hybrid in the future. I've also got an upcoming Hybrid magazine-style child theme. So, I figured I'd try and kill two birds with one stone.
The layout of the magazine-style theme is here:
Notice the areas with the question mark? I need to name those.
I also want to make
Subsidiary and the two
?s before and after the content area permanent featues for the Hybrid theme.
I generally call these "Utility" widget sections. I could easily call them "Header," "Before Content," and "After Content." However, with how Hybrid's hook system is set up, you could actually move these sections anywhere you want.
Subsidiary is definitely going in as a default section because widgets in the footer are clearly wanted according to the survey results:
Removing widget sections
With the advent of the Widget Logic plugin and others like it, I don't see much point in having
Primary Page, and so on. See plugin:
Plus, many people just default to the home sections. I also think the WP team is revamping the widgets page in the dashboard to be more like the plugin.
What would you think about removing those and building the Widget Logic plugin into the theme?