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Is it possible to activate plugins per theme?

I have a multisite, and I know it is possible to activate plugins per site. But I need plugins to be enabled for specific themes.

Someone asked a similar question - if it is possible to activate plugins by other plugins: How To Activate Plugins via Code?

This was an accepted answer:

    //Activate a plugin programmatically - Akismet example

    function run_activate_plugin( $plugin ) {
    $current = get_option( 'active_plugins' );
    $plugin = plugin_basename( trim( $plugin ) );

    if ( !in_array( $plugin, $current ) ) {
        $current[] = $plugin;
        sort( $current );
        do_action( 'activate_plugin', trim( $plugin ) );
        update_option( 'active_plugins', $current );
        do_action( 'activate_' . trim( $plugin ) );
        do_action( 'activated_plugin', trim( $plugin) );
    }

    return null;
}
run_activate_plugin( 'akismet/akismet.php' );

However someone commented about this not being very safe and I'm also not sure if this would be a good idea to add to a theme's functions.php file.

I added this above code to a themes functions.php to activate some plugins and so far this is working without any problems. Would I run into problems with this, or is there some better code to use? There is also this function activate_plugin() not sure if that function is a better way to activate plugins.

I am no good with code, any help appreciated.

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Write This Code On theme Function.php

function run_activate_plugin( $plugin ) {
$current = get_option( 'active_plugins' );
$plugin = plugin_basename( trim( $plugin ) );

     if ( !in_array( $plugin, $current ) ) {
         $current[] = $plugin;
          sort( $current );
          do_action( 'activate_plugin', trim( $plugin ) );
          update_option( 'active_plugins', $current );
          do_action( 'activate_' . trim( $plugin ) );
          do_action( 'activated_plugin', trim( $plugin) );
       }

    return null;
 }
run_activate_plugin( 'plugin-folder-name/plugin-main-file.php' );

It's working

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    Can you explain a little as how it answers the OP in addition to the code posted ? – bravokeyl Jul 6 '16 at 5:34
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    Thanks for your answer Vivek, and welcome to WPSE. Echoing what @bravokeyl said, if you could explain your code that would be fantastic. Code only answers are hard to understand and in the end don't actually teach people how to code :) There's an edit link below your post. Thanks! – Tim Malone Jul 6 '16 at 5:52
  • only you can put this code in functions.php and replace plugin-folder-name with your plugin name and plugin-main-file.php with main plugin file name(index.php or plugin-file.php) – Vivek Tamrakar Jul 6 '16 at 11:12

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