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CraigSnedeker says

What do I do if I sell a Wordpress theme that needs plugins?

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CraigSnedeker says

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JeffreyWay says

If they allow for redistribution – which they should – you can include them with your final download, along with its respective license.

However, many authors prefer to simply include links to where the plugins can be downloaded.

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AkinGn says
However, many authors prefer to simply include links to where the plugins can be downloaded.

but that definitely prevents a theme from being “out of the box”, “ready to go” i guess some of the plugins need customizing etc so my advice is including the plugins that are allowed to be redistributed.

and a question from me: if a plugin is not allowed for redistibution, can you include it in live preview? it should be ok imo..

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mlando says
If they allow for redistribution – which they should – you can include them with your final download, along with its respective license. However, many authors prefer to simply include links to where the plugins can be downloaded.

I have found that if I use a plugin in a theme… I was asked not to include plugins in the download and provide a link instead.

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CraigSnedeker says

Ok thanks guys :D I like be making a theme that will have plugins

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