You are experienced developer! How much time do you need to create a WordPress theme to sell here?

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AlexanderBeloev says

Hi Everyone,

I am in development process of my second WordPress theme and I was wondering how much time does take to pros to create a template and sell it here.

Thank you all in advance!

Regards,

Alex :)

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2winFactor says

I was just thinking about this too. Some people seem to whip one out in less than a month. That just seems crazy fast to me. I can’t come up with something original and develop it in that short period of time. It typically takes me at least six months. It’s the design that takes me the longest though. I typically hate most of the stuff I design the first time around. What about you?

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AlexanderBeloev says

I was just thinking about this too. Some people seem to whip one out in less than a month. That just seems crazy fast to me. I can’t come up with something original and develop it in that short period of time. It typically takes me at least six months. It’s the design that takes me the longest though. I typically hate most of the stuff I design the first time around. What about you?

My first theme came live after around 6 months of development as well. My current is expected to be not faster finished, but much better codded. And that’s why I asked this question. I was wondering how much time takes others to complete their themes.

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greenline says

Some people seem to whip one out in less than a month.

Those people work in teams, not alone.
You may find under a single username a real small company with many people involved (designer, developer, tester, support staff, etc) That is why they are are able to publish a theme every month.

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fitwp says

Before building a theme, I built for my own a framework (theme options, meta box, shortcode generator) and that reduced time while working on theme. For my first theme, after design is done, it took me 1 month to convert design to WordPress theme. That’s a simple & clean corporation theme.

But the 2nd theme I built for almost 5 months due to a lot of options and javascript for onepage.

In my opinion, time developing a theme proportional to its features. Simple blog or business theme can take 1 month, but a theme that integrates WooCommerce, unlimited colors, page builder, etc. or has a lot of Javascript effects can take up to 6 months.

Just another note: time for setting up the demo and writing documentation is quite long, too (if you’re truly serious about this).

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AlexanderBeloev says

Just another note: time for setting up the demo and writing documentation is quite long, too (if you’re truly serious about this).

I found this the hard way. I was thinking that I will finish the demo and the documentation for a week, but it took me a month. So, yes, this is something important to think of!

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gerardbm says

I was just thinking about this too. Some people seem to whip one out in less than a month. That just seems crazy fast to me. I can’t come up with something original and develop it in that short period of time. It typically takes me at least six months. It’s the design that takes me the longest though. I typically hate most of the stuff I design the first time around. What about you?

+1, 100%

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Nauman_19 says

I am working with a psd designer. We started project almost 2 months ago and he thinks I am wasting time. :(

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lollum says

About 3/4 months.

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VicTheme says

Before building a theme, I built for my own a framework (theme options, meta box, shortcode generator) and that reduced time while working on theme. For my first theme, after design is done, it took me 1 month to convert design to WordPress theme. That’s a simple & clean corporation theme.

But the 2nd theme I built for almost 5 months due to a lot of options and javascript for onepage.

In my opinion, time developing a theme proportional to its features. Simple blog or business theme can take 1 month, but a theme that integrates WooCommerce, unlimited colors, page builder, etc. or has a lot of Javascript effects can take up to 6 months.

Just another note: time for setting up the demo and writing documentation is quite long, too (if you’re truly serious about this).

exactly, +1 here :)

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