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Pirenko says

Hi,
I’m starting a Wordpress Theme development. Can I use some plugins that are licensed under the “GNU General Public License v2.0”?
I have tried to find the answer here, but I’m still unsure. Thanks in advance.

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agusmu says

Yes, you can… ;)

But, no need to include them in your download file. You need to explain clearly that your theme requires these plugins in both item description and theme documentation…

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Pirenko says

Ok. But what if the template requires a plugin to display the menu correctly? Can I include the plugin, install and activate it by default?
Thanks once more

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organicbee says
Pirenko said
Ok. But what if the template requires a plugin to display the menu correctly? Can I include the plugin, install and activate it by default?
Thanks once more

your theme shouldn’t require any plugins to work properly… think of plugins as a feature or extras in the theme

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agusmu says
Pirenko said
Ok. But what if the template requires a plugin to display the menu correctly? Can I include the plugin, install and activate it by default?
Thanks once more

what is the plugin for displaying menu? Menu is important part of your theme. So, it is better to make it your built-in feature, not using third party plugin…

btw, you can check previous discussion here… ;)

http://themeforest.net/forums/thread/using-plugins-in-your-wordpress-themes/51906
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Pirenko says

Thank you guys for your inputs on this subject. I’ll take your opinions in concern!

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