Adding zones via web parts

In this post I would like to highlight one of my favorite web parts that ships with Kentico, the web part zone web part.

This layout web part is simply put awesome! It allows you to group multiple web parts into one zone and i.e. envelope them using a single web part container.

Web part zone web part

Why is this awesome, you might ask? Well I prefer to keep my page templates clean and simple. My recommended approach is:
  1. Create one shared page layout (or keep it to a minimum)
  2. Use a basic setup of zones in the page templates layout (typically one web part zone and a widget zone) and assign the shared page layout
  3. Add web part zone web parts to handle the anomalies

Example web part zone implementation