I am a Joomla user and very new to wordpress. I've thought Widget was the equivalent of Module of Joomla, but it turns out quite different and I feel like its behavior varies from theme to theme, which adds to the complexity. Here are some questions:
- I see from the 2021 theme's footer-widget.php file
Is the function named
dynamic_sidebar used to display widgets here? So although it is called dynamic_SIDEBAR I can actually use it to display a widget area any place in my theme?
Also in this 2021 theme, if I put in a 4th widget in the footer area it will be in a new row. Where do I set this behavior(widgets per row) in the backend without having to do some custom CSS.
Do we really need widget? I actually just build a website without having to touch any widget. It seems to me the visual composers(WPBakery) can take care of all my needs even if I want some parts of page has the same behavior with Joomla's module. So can someone tell me in what scenarios will widgets definitely come in handy?