[theme-reviewers] Bundling Plugins

Vicky Arulsingam vicky.arulsingam at gmail.com
Mon May 2 06:23:55 UTC 2011

The plugins cannot be turned off though the seo plugin's functionality can
be limited by leaving the options blank.

But the main issue I have with themes bundling plugins is that the theme
author must take responsibility for making sure plugin packages are kept
updated. What happens when they don't?
Also by allowing this, wouldn't this mean that we're also going to be
reviewing the plugins as well?


On Mon, May 2, 2011 at 1:16 PM, Emil Uzelac <emil at themeid.com> wrote:

> If the plugin is properly implemented there should be no problems. For
> example Coraline Theme implemented Theme options based on a plugin, so it's
> OK. Yoast Breadcrumbs are still current
> http://yoast.com/wordpress/breadcrumbs/ and I am not sure about
> http://themes.svn.wordpress.org/billions/1.1.2/core/plugins/seo-features.php.
> Now there is one thing to pay attention to and that is if they can be
> disabled (turned off) from i.e. Theme Options, just in case that user wants
> to use something else. I am sure that breadcrumb will not cause issues,
> however meta plugin could if the user installs any other SEO plugin. If one
> is "hardcoded" and other one installed as "real" plugin from plugins they
> could affect each other and or create double meta tags,
> Cheers,
> Emil
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