So im sort of new to this theme buisness and i dont really know what a theme is made up of but reading some sites they say its in code like this one says its in code and i downloaded the theme file and it came up with 4 .php files and a .css
so I was just wondering if it is possible to create and/or edit a current theme for free.
Because i really like the theme Mystique but i want to edit, add and delete some things.
So i've got three questions:
1. Is it possible to download a theme (mystique in my case) as a template or in code watever and edit it for free?
and 2. how do i test it because the website above said you upload it to /wp-content/themes/ etc. but thats for wordpress.org so is there a program i can download and test it or can i send it to someone to test it for me.
3. if i do succeded to create one or edit one how do i upload it because this website said you can post it in the themes forum but what do i post it as??
thx so much! :D