[theme-reviewers] Bundling plugins

Fahd Murtaza fahdim at gmail.com
Wed May 4 01:52:17 UTC 2011

I think a better approach will be what Drupal has right now

In drupal, if a module is dependent upon any other, it can be specified.
Which makes it quite useful.

Similar approach can be used for wordpress, if a theme is dependent on a
plugin, the plugin should be installed first before activating the theme.

So once you try activating a theme, it asks you to install plugin(s) first
and provides a quick install of plugin which I think should be easy using
wordpress API. Can be just like the wordpress plugin search and install

Fahd Murtaza

On Wed, May 4, 2011 at 5:45 AM, Ryan Hellyer <ryan at pixopoint.com> wrote:

> I like the idea of providing a prompt to download a plugin. The prompt
> could perhaps boost open the built in plugin install box. This seems like a
> more elegant approach than my suggestion as it gives the site owner the
> opportunity to control the installation of plugins. Automatically installing
> plugins could potential irritate some people, even if it is necessary for
> the functioning of the theme.
> Ryan,
>> Message: 4
>> Date: Tue, 3 May 2011 09:49:51 -0500
>> From: Josh Stauffer <joshstauffer at gmail.com>
>> Subject: Re: [theme-reviewers] theme-reviewers Digest, Vol 12, Issue 6
>> To: theme-reviewers at lists.wordpress.org
>> Message-ID: <BANLkTika3XF=MKEBctONfDFZhtJN2yQg7A at mail.gmail.com>
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>> Thanks for this, Ryan.
>> What about an admin notice with a link to the plugin repository. Something
>> like... "The Whatchamacallit plugin is required for this theme to function
>> properly. Install now <http://#>."
>> Anyone have any thoughts on this approach?
>> Josh
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