[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #3863: Make plugin dependencies (suggestions) clearer in Themes Directory

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#3863: Make plugin dependencies (suggestions) clearer in Themes Directory
 Reporter:  Eric3D           |       Owner:  (none)
     Type:  enhancement      |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal           |   Milestone:
Component:  Theme Directory  |  Resolution:
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Comment (by pbking):

 > Requiring a plugin and preventing installation, and showing which
 plugins the theme supports and recommends, should be considered two
 separate things.
 > As WordPress has three major releases each year, and Gutenberg has a
 release every two weeks, it is becoming more important that themes can
 indicate that it uses Gutenberg features that are not yet in WordPress

 This exactly.  MOST of the themes I'm working on shouldn't REQUIRE
 Gutenberg.  Our intent is that they work as well as possible without the
 plugin so we don't want to require it. But introducing a standard way to
 communicate that the plugin (or specifically a certain version of a
 plugin) is RECOMMENDED, or needed to leverage all the features the theme
 provides would be helpful.

 Other themes might REQUIRE a specific version of Gutenberg (or other
 plugins) just to work (these would generally just be 'experimental themes'
 for me but I can certainly imagine other scenarios).  That's a different
 thing to me.  Equally important to be able to communicate (and filter on)
 both I think.

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/3863#comment:16>
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