WordPress widget plugins are heavily used in themes to allow users to add content in a flexible way without any need for coding. However most themes have fixed widget locations and features and while this is OK in most cases more power is sometimes required. E.g. have you ever wanted to show different Widgets on Pages or Posts or even inside your content? Or considered to add tabs to you theme but not sure how to do it? If not the need will come once you realize how powerful this can be! The solution for injecting more flexibility is to use plugins that are specifically designed to help you add and move around widget areas in any theme and plugins that provide specialized features for widget areas. I have collected a bunch of the best plugins I know but I know there are a lot more out there and I may have missed a few good ones. Please let me know if I did and I will consider adding them.