Plugin, widgets & addons oh my

 

According to Wikipedia, a plug-in (or plugin, add-in, addin, add-on, or addon) is a software component that adds a specific feature to an existing computer program.  When a program supports plug-ins, it enables customization.

Quite often, Open Source software supports plug-ins.  WordPress (WP), the leading Content Management system (web site development tool) supports thousands or plug-ins, also called Widgets in WP lingo.

Using plug-ins and addons extend the usage of some Open Source applications exponentially.

Noteworthy: Developers of Open Source software offer free plug-ins, as Open Source, and in addition, sell certain plug-ins, as a source of income.   Look up:  Freemium

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