im kind of a wordpress noob so please excuse my inexperience.
so long story short, ive been tasked with creating a WP theme (kinda simple) but, one of the areas, around footer area, has a few things they want, like a 2ndary menu/ bread crumbs etc...maybe even custom html box etc that i can do other things with later on, which i know WP provides via plugins / widgets etc but, my question is
how can i make a custom area to "hook" these onto a specific area of a page?
for example, in joomla, i can mark any part of a page with named hooks and thereafter, select whatever module i want to work with, assign said widget to the area by name and thats it, style it there after.
Does wordpress have anything like this?i know theyre different platforms but is there anything like it or a wordpress equivalent to achieve this.
i see for example that most of the widgets etc, go into the wp_sidebar. can i make my own area or are there other hooks that simulate what i described above?
Any tips/answers, links to read/research i gladly and humbly appreciate.
Thank you in advanced.