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mattmatt88
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Hello,

I’m a student and thinking about creating my own wordpress theme. My HTML /CSS-skills are good (of course sometimes have to look up some code, but I understand it generally). My PHP skills are rather bad at the moment.

What would you say. How long does it take to create my first theme which will be accepted by themeforest, if I work 40h per week?

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ThemeProvince
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A month maybe.

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mattmatt88
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Just 1 month??? I heard from experienced authors that they need 1 month per theme.

I first need to learn how to code in PHP (I just have some very few basics because I did some changes on my website), trying things out. I’m not a professional web designer / programmer. I just have good HTML /CSS knowledge.

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WPExplorer
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Honestly, it all depends on your skills.

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visualkicks
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I think 3 months for mine.. But in my defense I work full time. Also I hate not knowing how something works. There is too much copy paste on the internet. If im copying and pasting something.. Im going to go through it and make it my own.

I also had zero wordpress experience.

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mattmatt88
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You started also with very less PHP knowledge? Or just no wordpress knowledge.

how long it take for YOU GUYS ?

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Themico
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how long it take for YOU GUYS ?

I believe that most authors here previously worked as developers/designers on many projects at their jobs and for their clients. And only then they become a TF authors on a full or part time base.

To become a PHP /WP or webdesign professional you need to finish many projects. This is not about knowledge, this is more about experience.

So, if you want to khow much time it will get if you will learn-learn-work-work-work-improve-improve-... i would say about 2 months minimum to become a medium php/wp developer. All depend on how much efforts and enthusiasm you will invest.

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