Theme Making

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    I want to make my own theme for and want to sell it others.
    Blog url:

    The blog I need help with is



    You cannot build or use your own custom theme built from scratch at

    The only themes we can use are those found here > Appearance > Themes
    This is a multiuser blogging platform. All blogs wearing the same theme are using the same underlying template and we cannot access the underlying files and edit templates or themes.

    There are two free themes, Sandbox and Toolbox designed to allow maximum flexibility for CSS editing and creating new “skins”. Toolbox is more modern and includes a lot of support for CSS3 and HTML5, so it is really only limited by your skills and knowledge.

    If you have CSS editing experience the upgrade will allow you to stylize the appearance of themes you find here > Appearance > Themes, but will not allow you to change the functionality, by editing the underlying template. It does not allow you to remove footer links to the theme designer or to Also note that CSS is theme specific, so you cannot use the CSS stylesheets from other themes with the themes at WordPress.COM.

    See also > vs. The Differences >


    There’s a separate forum for themes. They may have a better answer there:


    Posted nearly at the same time.



    That’s not a relevant link. That forum can only be used by those who purchase premium themes. What I posted is correct.


    I read the question as the OP is wanting to create a theme to be submitted for inclusion in the library as a Premium theme.



    The blogger cannot post to that forum. Please read what I stated above.

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