you could move the plugins into the functions file if you really wanted to
it would all look very confusing and be very difficult to maintain
you might have to alter some code to stop conflicts
it would have no effect on speed, a function is a function wherever it runs
you would lose any updates for the plugins
generally not a good idea 🙁
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Putting a lot of features (especially complex ones) into the fucntions.php file is a very bad idea. Functions file is made to be used by the theme, but over years, it is used for all sorts of things that are not theme related. It is nightmare to maintain or to transfer to new theme.
Thanks Robin, If it wont make any difference to speed and have less issues.
Hi Milan considering all the features are available for free in other plugins I dont think GD bbPress Toolbox Pro Is a good option the price is really high for what it is, you should add more options in the free model and drop the price on the pro.
I also don’t think this is a good way to push your product on people you should sometime try and help it topic it will work better IMO.