I’m going to be speaking at WordCamp Kansas City this weekend on the business of WordPress themes, and I was thinking that it might be nice to, at the end of my presentation, list a handful of the best tips from our little community here.
If you could only provide a one sentence piece of advice to an up and coming theme developer, what would it be?
I’ll then choose a handful of the best quotes, and add them to my slides, and, of course, give credit + linkage to you.
Hopefully, you can help me out! Hope you’re all doing well.
Don’t get intimidated by the amount of customization options other themes offer, focus on uniqueness and originality.
Patience is an important factor to become successful. More options, cleaner design & code will increase your reputation, client base and most importantly your income.
A well-designed theme won’t need a lot of options.
Quality over quantity. One unique best-seller will accumulate significantly more sales than a couple of cheap remakes.
Commercial themes will make you rich. Original themes will make you proud(er).
Things will be very confusing at first, but with practice and patience you will get there.