This has been a requirement and best practice for some time now. Using the TGM Plugin Activation library makes it cake for users to install and activate the required plugins. http://tgmpluginactivation.com/
Use it in all my themes never had a buyer have an issue with it, pretty sure its the standard for all authors.
Ok, I see now why Custom Post Types and Taxonomies should be plugins… http://justintadlock.com/archives/2013/09/14/why-custom-post-types-belong-in-plugins (spoiler: data portability)
So if they are plugins, they need to be packaged along with the theme and the theme buyers must now install them separately? This seems like a lot more tech support and headaches.
They need to be plugins now? I think some of the requirements are just getting out of hand. Why would custom post types and taxonomies need to be plugins?
I have a theme customer saying that images don’t display when they switch to an SSL site: (https://). A google search found a thread where this seems to be an issue: https://github.com/syamilmj/Aqua-Resizer/issues/21 Is there any fix for this?
Is there a problem using this script with WPMU? One customer says images show up on a regular WP installation, but not when set up with WPMU. Is this a known problem or limitation?
I hit Plutonium this morning.
This post is helpful, thanks. I should reach Plutonium in a couple days or so. So instead of waiting months with nothing done, I will email Carmen first.
Wow, this is great, and it reportedly works on Multisite.
Can’t wait to implement this. Timthumb has given me nothing but headaches (from support). Thanks so much for this script!