I am still trying find a way to accomplish #4 as mentioned Thread
I don't know if the semantics are correct, but simply put, I would like to make my own layout widgets that are similar in function to the layout widgets when editing a page. You drag and drop a layout onto your page, then you can add a generic content widget inside it. This would work excellent when I want to wrap 'generic content' with unique markup.
I believe the intended results are all the same, but depending on how people on the forums frame the problem, I am reading it's both possible and impossible. (A user control with a placeholder, a widget with a layout, etc.)
Is there any way to accomplish this?