Hey guys, the answer is clear now. I just got soft-rejected for the latest theme and need to use TGMPA to install and activate Visual Composer separately. We can’t integrate it directly.
Totally agree. If I remember it correctly, this feature has been suggested and discussed many times but not sure what’s the status now.
Very very great news. Congratulations!
Agree to your points @PrimaThemes! Thanks!
Hmm. Actually that is the point that I’m confused as well because Visual Composer is a plugin that provides page builder feature. Regarding the requirement phase one, it said:
Bundled plugins must be included via the TGM Plugin Activation class, which manages plugin dependency and plugins can be installed from WordPress.org or a bundled ZIP file (more options coming soon).
Especially on the phrase “or a bundled ZIP file”. So I think authors need to use TGM for that then I posted this thread questioning about the plugin’s extended license.
For the phase two about page builder, in my opinion, I think Envato is talking about the page builder feature that theme authors don’t need to make it as a plugin.
But … Visual Composer is both plugin and page builder in itself. Then?
Was there any statement from Envato about this kind of situation?
I’m wondering that do I need to use TGM for activating the Visual Composer plugin to pass the submission? I currently integrated the plugin using the official instruction from the plugin author.
I know that the new submission requirement said that we need to use TGM for incluing any plugin. This is fine for any plugins from WP.org repository but what about a premium plugin like Visual Composer with extended license? Wouldn’t packing the plugin zip file and using TGM to load that package be against the term of the license? Or that’s fine, and I need to use TGM in all the cases?
Just want to make sure on this question. Do you know a clear-cut answer to this?