Custom vs. pre-made themes.

Hi. New to WordPress. How do you primarily approach WordPress as a side business: creating custom themes from scratch or using pre-made themes? What are the advantages of each approach, and in what situations do you find it more beneficial to build a theme from the ground up? Does creating custom themes allow you to charge higher rates for your services?

Lastly, aside from knowing php what are the resources you recommend learning to make own themes.

Thank you.
Your input is appreciated.

1 Comment
  1. Premade themes are just drag and drop and fill in. Custom can be whatever you want. So yeah custom themes definitely should be higher priced.


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