I am very new to Radiant, and the community, so please forgive me if I'm asking 
a silly question, or for too much. (I did try looking for this topic in the 
archives, but couldn't come up with the right search phrases, I'm afraid.)

I'd like to make a standardized layout for what essentially are templated 
profile pages. The main body of the profile would be pretty flexible, in terms 
of content (About, Background, Other Info), but I want to set up a sidebar that 
is more standardized. In this space, the content should be consistent from page 
to page, with some of the data points chosen from a set of options (see my 
example below).

What would be the best way to accomplish this? I was thinking  of using a 
combination of the WYSIWYM extension and specified defaults of page parts to 
help an administrator add new profile pages to a site, but I'd like to be able 
to set up something easy for the side bar without having to add a new page part 
(tab) for each of bit of data. Is there a way to include editable default text 
to page parts, which would at least provide sample data to be replaced? Is 
there some kind of form that can be created in the Page admin to generate a 
page? If I were to make each of those pieces snippets, the snippet pieces would 
still need to be specified within the page context, and I would again need to 
have some kind of prepopulated content within the page parts to ensure each 
data point was included.

I don't have anything to show just now, as I'm simply trying to work out these 
details, but please let me know if there's any other information I can provide 
to better illustrate my questions. Thanks!


Example: If this were a template for company executives the content might look 
like this:

__Personnel Page__
- "About": Main content, free-form descriptive text.
- Personal picture
- Sidebar:
- Company Location (specific options)
- Department (specific options)
- Alma Mater (one line of free text)
- Years Employed (number)

Thanks so much,
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