I'm a front-end developer, I have question hope u guys can help me, what do you think is the best practice to create a customized theme? I have this project and I'm contemplating which method to use. There's this existing exotic blogging web design that I need to convert to an actual wordpress theme
My solution to this is to use a blank theme, any theme mentioned on this blog/article https://www.webfx.com/blog/web-design/blank-wordpress-themes/ and then do the magic, write
JS on my own. I'm considering using this theme https://github.com/html5blank/html5blank but
my concern is if the
PHP version changes, will those blank themes will go down? will it negatively affect the site?
one suggested to me that we should use a lightweight theme like
kadence theme and overwrite it all using
So basically in method #2 I'll overwrite the existing
single-post and any other layouts of the selected theme using
PHP. In my own opinion it makes no sense to do a fully customized WordPress theme using those kind of theme if we are going to overwrite it all using
child-theme, might as well start from scratch or use blank theme.
So what do you guys think? Am I missing something? does method #2 make sense? or method #1 is the perfect approach for this? I just want to know all the possibilities, weigh the pros / cons before I proceed to the development phase.