I know in a template you can add
<jdoc:include type="modules" name="newposition" />
and then within the positions tags you add your new position.
<positions> <position>newposition</position> </positions>
But I also know you can just create a position out of nowhere by typing it in the module back end in the position slot.
And then you can do module loadposition.
But if I echo this text in my module it's just text (a string). If I echo the XML that's also a string, but I never expected that to work as it's not in the XML file.
Is it possible to add a module position within a module?
I'd rather do this the built in Joomla! way than using any extensions.