[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #36971: Show readme.txt from Themes

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Sun May 29 23:53:23 UTC 2016

#36971: Show readme.txt from Themes
 Reporter:  zodiac1978   |      Owner:
     Type:  enhancement  |     Status:  new
 Priority:  normal       |  Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  Themes       |    Version:  trunk
 Severity:  normal       |   Keywords:
  Focuses:  ui           |
 The readme.txt should be used to document any dependencies of a theme. But
 if we install the theme from inside WordPress there is no way to see the
 readme.txt for an unexperienced user.

 For example the Sela theme needs Jetpack to show Testimonials.
 See readme.txt: https://themes.svn.wordpress.org/sela/1.0.9/readme.txt

 But the theme page is not mentioning that
 (https://wordpress.org/themes/sela/) and there is no direct link or
 presentation of the readme.txt with this essential information on the
 theme page or inside WordPress.

 I suggest showing the readme.txt somewhere or use a system like
 https://github.com/TGMPA/TGM-Plugin-Activation to give this information to
 the user.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/36971>
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