I’m a little confused about the WordPress Requirements for plugins. Do we need to include ALL third party plugins or just our own custom plugins?
Currently I only include my own custom plugins in the main zip file and have not had any issues up until now, what is everyone else doing?
I think you will get correct information from here
From the plugin inclusion chapter:
For plugins from wordpress.org, the latest version must be installed directly from wordpress.org rather than bundling them in the zip file. The source, external_url, and version TGM PA parameters must be left empty.
So, plugins from the repo. should not be included. Yet, the message I’m getting from reviewer @kailoon is telling me I need to include all plugins. I include my own plugins, but not the repo. plugins.
There seems to be some confusion here.