Many WordPress beginners ask this question “Between functions.php widgets and plugins which is loaded first?” when a WordPress site load on the browser.
I found the very good resource which will make to clear understanding, how WordPress works between functions.php, widgets, and plugins, which is loaded first.
The plugins are loaded right before theme (yes, I’ve been looking for an excuse to use this):
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