[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 joyously):

 One of the reasons that theme cannot have a plugin dependency is because
 the theme can be switched at any time, even programmatically on each page
 request (done by a plugin). The switch affects the database in that menus
 and sidebars are adjusted.

 The switch to the fallback for a non-functional theme only happens when an
 admin is on the theme page. Otherwise, a site visitor would be triggering
 a database write.

 The look of the front end (theme responsibility) should not be dependent
 on plugins.

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/3863#comment:14>
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