Every template I see has this way of outputting modules (in the index.php)
<?php if ($this->countModules( 'user1' )) : ?> <jdoc:include type="modules" name="user1" style="rounded" /> <?php endif; ?>
Inside the template. Checks if module exists and if so , outputs it However apparently for me including the following code will also work everytime, seemingly in the same way.
<jdoc:include type="modules" name="user1" style="rounded" />
If module is attached it wil show it , if not it won't. So, what is the advantage of using the method countmodules to check if module is there?? Should it always be the norm?? What is the advantage of using the 1st method