WP Theme Hard Reject, because plugin was not activated

Today i’ve got mail with hard reject of my wp theme bloom (http://bloom.octrace.store/)

  1. Any incomplete theme will be hard rejected. You are simply reserving the queue with an incomplete submission and creating a review delays:

Also reviewer provided two screenshots:

And i understand why there is blank screen, Carbon Fields IS REQUIRED for this theme and it’s included in theme via TGM

Any idea?

Theme MUST work without any additional plugin (all default WP options must work, like Pages/Posts, Category, Tags …) - it must pass Theme Checker (plugin) and it muss pass Unit Test https://codex.wordpress.org/Theme_Unit_Test

All additional options like custom posts types, custom meta box etc must be in plugin.

So, when you install your theme and don’t install any REQUIRED plugins, you need to import Theme Unit Test and to have all default WP options like Pages (page.php), Posts (single.php), Blog (index.php), etc…

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Thank you