I am redesigning a website that has been deployed in SF version 4.4
I have upgraded the site to version 5.0.
I am creating new templates with new master page, and am switching the template from existing pages to my new template(s).
On previous versions, given that sitefinity would not know the placeholders/layouts where to put the widgets when passing from a template to another, the widgets would be placed in the first valid region it could find, and then I could drag them and position them where I wanted.
I am attaching an image to better show where the "orphaned" widgets/controls are rendered.
I found another post here that talks about my issue,