Plug-ins can absolutely be compared with a Joomla! scripting language. You have already run across an integrated plug-in when you worked with the TinyMCE Editor.
Plug-ins are always assigned to a particular type. At the moment, there are plug-ins from the
authentication, content, editors, editors-xtd, search, system, and
You can activate and deactivate the individual functions in the Plugins section. Except for some isolated exceptions, plug-ins have few or even no changeable settings, since they are mostly programmed and optimized for a very specific purpose.
In Joomla! 1.5, users can authenticate ...