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Joomla - Extension Manager & Plugin Manager

In this article, you will learn how to use the extension manager and plugin manager in Joomla.

Extension Manager

Extensions are considered as add-ons, added to extend the functionality of Joomla. They are used to add such features in Joomla, which are not provided in the standard package. There are several extensions available to be used in Joomla, including free and paid ones.

Extension Manager is the place to install, modify, or uninstall such kinds of extensions.

Access Extension Manager

Following are the steps to guide you on how to open and use extension manager in Joomla:

Step 1

Log in to your Joomla account and click on the "Extensions - Manage" from the Joomla Taskbar.

Joomla Extension Manager & Plugin Manager

Step 2

It will redirect you to the 'Extension Manager' page. It will look like the following image:

Joomla Extension Manager & Plugin Manager

Here, you are required to select the extension that you have downloaded separately to include on your site, and it will start the installation process.

After installing the Joomla Extension, it will show you a successful installation message.

Step 3

You can also install the extensions directly from the web. You need to choose the extension and click on the 'Install' button to add the extension on your Joomla Site.

Joomla Extension Manager & Plugin Manager

Remove Extension

To remove the extension, navigate to the "Extensions - Manage - Manage" from the Joomla Taskbar. Select the extension by clicking on the checkbox and then click on the 'Uninstall' button. It will completely remove the extension from your Joomla website.

Joomla Extension Manager & Plugin Manager

If you do not want to remove the extension permanently, then you can 'Disable' the specific extension for the temporary time interval.

Plugin Manager

A plugin is defined as a Joomla extension which provides functions that are associated with trigger events. Plugins are grouped depending on which event they run for.

The plugin manager is the method that helps you enable or disable plugins in Joomla.

Access Plugin Manager

Following are the steps to guide you on how to open and use plugin manager in Joomla:

Step 1

Navigate to the "Extensions - Plugins" from the Joomla Taskbar.

Joomla Extension Manager & Plugin Manager

Step 2

After clicking on the 'Plugins ', a new window will be displayed, as shown below:

Joomla Extension Manager & Plugin Manager

This window contains all the existing plugins. You can enable, disable, or edit the plugins using this window. You need to select the plugin by clicking on the checkbox and use the toolbar to perform the following actions:

Edit It is used to edit the plug-in.
Enable It is used to enable the plug-in to make it visible on the site.
Disable It is used to disable the plug-in to remove them from the site.
Check-in It is used to check in the plug-in. It displays the message after completing the process.





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