Widget-based Front Page, say WHAT?

In my off hours, I’ve been working on a multi site restore for the past couple of weeks for a client.

After getting multi site to a decent state, I started looking deeper into the themes used across the network when I was smacked in the face with a fully widget-based front page template.

WTF? This theme was produced in early 2020. Gutenberg was serving up block and pattern-based layouts pretty well. ACF had cracked the case on helping devs spin up custom blocks, as well.

Why in the ever living daylight would you think to architect an entire page template using widgets?

Anyone seen this malarkey, as well?


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