Adding plugins zip file inside wordpress theme folder

Can we add bundle plugin zip files inside wordpress theme folder or not?


Yes, this is allowed and should not be a problem. From Envato guidelines (which aren’t the newest but it helps):

Bundled plugins must be included via the TGM Plugin Activation class or a similar solution to manage plugin dependency. Plugins can be installed from, private repos or a bundled ZIP file.

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