I am new to Wordpress but forced to create a website as a Wordpress template for my current employee (I am a front end developer, mostly build new systems/apps etc from scratch). Creating the template is no issue, but how do I go about making everything fully editable? For example the footer: it contains contact information and I would like information to be fully editable from within the Wordpress admin. Everything however seems to resolve around posts and articles... so, my first idea was to simply make posts and categorize those as "Footer" and then filter the displayed posts on the loop in footer.php by that category but that doesn't seem very logical. What is a more common approach? Widgets? If widgets is the answer, how exactly do those present themselves in the admin section?
Sorry for the long question :)