What is a Joomla! Plugin?
"A (Joomla!) plugin is a kind of Joomla! extension. Plugins provide functions which are associated with trigger events." Source: Official Joomla! Documentation.
It is not vital you know about Plugins when you first start using the Joomla! CMS.
Some knowledge of Plugins is however useful.
The Plugins Screen
Select the Plugins button in the Site Panel of your website's Dashboard to browse installed Plugins.
Core & 3rd Party Plugins
The Joomla! CMS already contains a number of important pre-installed Core Plugins.
You can view the vast range of 3rd party plugins created by developers in the Joomla! Extensions Directory.
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