Plugins used in Gephi do not abide by the primary and secondary workspaces model that we just covered. Instead, they logically wind up where they are designed to be used; layout plugins are placed in the layout tab, formatting plugins can be found at the perimeter of the graph window, and so on.
The basic idea with Gephi plugins, as with plugins for other software, is to add features that are not readily available in the core software. In some cases, this will be in the form of functions that help users to better format their graphs, while in other cases the plugins represent full fledged layout algorithms or graph generators that provide users with additional choices for graph creation and analysis.
There are a number of Gephi ...