becoming a theme creator

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    I am a very experienced software engineer: worked for NASA and Boeing for many years. This experience includes web site creation and design. Creating a new theme for as-is sites seems it might be fun. How could I go about learning how to do that and then submitting my theme for consideration?

    The blog I need help with is



    You have three options:

    1) create a theme for independent WordPress installs. This is the easiest route in that it is the least restrictive. You can find out more about this at WordPress.ORG

    2) contact the theme creators on staff at Automattic here and ask if they’re interested in working with you on creating a theme specifically for WordPress.COM

    3) just tinker with CSS skins for existing themes here and make them available for people with the CSS upgrade. You don’t need anybody’s permission to start doing this, and there are lots of examples at and similar sites, but editing the CSS of themes here is not like starting from scratch, so be prepared for some limitations.


    Thank you. Very clear. You may want to mark this closed.



    May I add something please? CSS is theme specific. If you are considering purchasing the upgrade, you can go to Appearance > Edit CSS. There wordpress has provided a preview function where you can try before you buy.

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