WordPress Speed Up Service | WordPress Website Maintenance Packages Reply To: Do I need to develop the blog templates from scratch in my new theme?, by RossMitchell Thank you RossMitchell, your answer is more useful to me Useful is the goal. but if I want develop new themes for sale, is it a good idea to provide only child themes? There are some child themes in the marketplace, which I find surprising. Usually these have a theme framework as parent which is never used raw. Of course the reason against buying child themes is that there is no such thing as a grandchild theme, hence three different aspects of theme customization are impacted: – customize style.css, effective alternatives are the customizer and plugins – customize functions.php, viable alternative is to put code into a plugin – custom page templates, no other option, the clients will have to manage their own backups and updates. From your initial query: Do I need to hardly coding its templates (archive, article, category, sidebar, search, etc)? The template docs will show you how specific these are and how they fall back. Reply To: Do I need to develop the blog templates from scratch in my new theme?