I'm currently developing a theme that will have a 'hero' section on the homepage.
I'm fairly new to theme development and I know in theory I could just enter this as html.
However I'd like to give some of the more non-techy users a way of editing this, but I'm not sure what the ideal method of creating this dynamic area should be. I only need the information from them, I don't have any need for them to add additional html or markup/styles.
Users will need to specify a single image, some text and define a call-to-action button (most likely a link).
Am I better of creating a custom widget and registering a custom sidebar for this? Should it be shortcode?
Or is the preferred approach to create a plugin? Or indeed am I better of defining a custom post type (though not sure how I would limit this to only 1).
Or should this be some kind of custom theme setting?
I've been going through the wordpress codex but not sure where the best place to store this is as it seems like there's a number of different ways to achieve the same goal.