You are right, we don’t have very many footer templates included in Intensity, but you do have some options that may help you create your own templates without creating PHP files.
1. This is one of the easier ways to setup the footer. You can select “Multicolumn Widgets” as the template (in the Intensity admin options on the Footer tab). Then just below the template option, there is a Columns option. Set the number of columns you want the footer to have (1-4). Finally, you go to the Widgets page (Appearance->Widgets) and put your content into the Footer widgets (Footer – 1, Footer – 2, etc…). If you want the footer to have 2 columns, you would only put your content into “Footer – 1” and “Footer – 2”.
2. This is one of the ways that you get to completely customize the layout of the footer. This will be with the use of the Templates custom post type that is included with Intense. The first thing you’ll want to do is go into the Intense admin options (Settings->Intense), then to the Custom Post Types tab. Make sure that the “Templates” custom post type is checked in the Active list. Then save the options. You’ll probably have to refresh the page in order to get the Templates menu item to show up. Once it shows up, go to add Template. Add a title and then build the template the way you want the footer to look. Before saving, go down into the Template Options box (just below the editor), and set the “Post Type or Location” setting to “Primary Footer” and you can leave the “type” option alone (it’s not used for the Primary Footer). Now you can save the post. After saving, a template will be generated and saved. You’ll find this template to be available in the different template dropdowns for the footer. As an example, the footer (store hours, location, and contact form) on our brewery demo site was built with a template. This template was built with a content section that has a top divider, a background image, a white semi-transparent overlay, and uses a three column layout. Being able to setup your own templates this way allows you to build them the way you want without having to know PHP. You can template a lot of other things too, aside from just the Primary Footer.
I know this is a long response and there’s a lot of information, so if you need some help, please let us know.