I have downloaded more themes over the years more times than Donald Trump has said something stupid.
Many times when I download a theme via my site's admin dashboard....after I activate, I get a notification on top saying that I should download recommended plugins. Yes I know I don't have to download those recommended plugins.
I am assuming that is to have certain functionality for my theme.
This is not about if certain functions should be in the theme or plugin...
How come when I read the description of the theme, it doesn't list those recommended plugins? Sometimes I might already have a contact form plugin, I don't want to have two.
The list of those plugins is not in the description because you don't want to put it, wordpress.org people say no or another reason?