I have read several questions/answers/articles about "custom templates," including the Block Editor Handbook, but nothing gets at what I'm looking for. Granted, this does smack of questions about placing content from two different editors on the same page, which I understand is not possible (see ACF comment below).
Example of what I'm looking for: after loading the template, the user would see two areas (sections/divs) in the editor, with a background color to differentiate them. If the user added a paragraph in the first section (A) that content would appear in section A on the public-facing Web page. Same with the second section.
- is there a way to have some underlying HTML in the editor to create the structure?
- is there a way to do this without using ACF (I'm always amazed that such a venerable CMS can't write content in different places on a page).