[theme-reviewers] TGM plugin activation

Chip Bennett chip at chipbennett.net
Tue Nov 13 23:45:09 UTC 2012

Any Theme that *requires* installation of a Plugin - whether manual
installation or via script, such as TGM Plugin Activation - would not be
accepted. Themes must function (and conform to all Guidelines) fully
without requiring any Plugins.

That said, using something like that script would be a great way for Theme
developers to *enhance* Theme functionality, as long as such Themes still
gracefully degrade and function fully without activation of the recommended


On Tue, Nov 13, 2012 at 5:40 PM, Kirk Wight <kwight at kwight.ca> wrote:

> Has anyone come across themes submitted using this library:
> http://tgmpluginactivation.com/ ?
> It's a library that allows a theme to suggest or require plugins on
> activation (both from extend/plugins and private repos). Its benefits are
> obvious, but a theme review including this library would necessitate a full
> review of the code to which it links.
> Perhaps we'd consider allowing it as long as plugins are only recommended
> instead of required, and only from extend/plugins?
> I'm asking, of course, because it would be great to start suggesting it
> (or something similar) to theme devs that are including functionality like
> shortcodes, etc in themes. Also because, well, I might want to use it
> myself :)
> Thoughts?
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