Exceptional themes have exceptional functionality. Too bad that the majority of the time this exceptional functionality should be included in a plugin, not the theme itself. “But wait”, you say, “how can I include plugins with a theme? I thought that wasn’t possible?!”. Wrong! You can include plugins with a theme and prompt users to install and activate them (in one single step!), and I’ve got just the right API and tools to help you do so. I will show you how you can require and/or recommend plugins for your theme like a pro.