Theme is a component of Magento 2 which gives a consistent look and feel to your whole store. It gives an improved look to areas like Magento 2 Admin and Storefront by utilizing a combination of custom templates, designs, styles or images.

By default, there are 2 Magento themes – Luma and Blank – that you can see after installing Magento 2 successfully. Luma is a demonstration theme and Blank is a basis for custom theme creation.

In Magento 2, there are no restrictions on using the Luma theme for your live store. However, if you want to customize the default design or if you need to create your own theme, Magento strongly recommends to not change or edit the default Luma and Blank theme files. Many people ask why Magento does not allow to change or edit Luma and Blank theme files? The answer is: when you change or edit the default files, your changes can be overwritten by the latest version of the default files during your Magento 2 upgrades.

This theme development series is for beginners and I am going to cover the basic of Magento 2 frontend theme development. If you are an advance Magento developer this may not be of much help for you.

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