Add-ons

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Add-ons add new functionality to Mozilla applications such as Firefox, SeaMonkey and Thunderbird. The term "add-on" includes plugins, extensions, themes, and search engine plug-ins.

The Add-on Manager provides access to add-ons in order to determine what's available, install and remove add-ons, and manage the available add-ons.

Documentation

Add-on Manager {{gecko_minversion_inline("2.0")}}
Using the Add-on Manager.
Add-on Repository {{gecko_minversion_inline("2.0")}}
The Add-on Repository is used to find available add-ons.
Interfacing with the Add-on Repository {{gecko_minversion_inline("2.0")}}
How to use the AddonRepository.jsm code module to interact with AMO.
Working with AMO {{gecko_minversion_inline("2.0")}}
Tips and suggestions for how to make your add-on work with the addons.mozilla.org repository.
Extensions
Information about developing extensions for Mozilla applications.
Add-on guidelines
Guidelines for creating great add-ons that are more likely to be successful!
Plugins
How to develop plugins.
Themes
Developing themes (or skins) for Mozilla applications.
Creating OpenSearch plugins for Firefox
How to develop search plug-ins for Firefox.
Performance
Performance guides and utilities to help you make your add-on perform well (and to play nicely with others).

View all pages tagged with "Add-ons"...

Community

Tools

... more tools ...

 

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<p><span class="seoSummary"><strong>Add-ons</strong> add new functionality to Mozilla applications such as Firefox, SeaMonkey and Thunderbird. The term "add-on" includes <a href="/en-US/docs/Plugins" title="Plugins">plugins</a>, <a href="/en-US/docs/Extensions" title="Extensions">extensions</a>, themes, and <a href="/en-US/docs/Creating_OpenSearch_plugins_for_Firefox" title="Creating OpenSearch plugins for Firefox">search engine plug-ins</a>.</span></p>
<p>The <a href="/en-US/docs/Addons/Add-on_Manager" title="Addons/Add-on Manager">Add-on Manager</a> provides access to add-ons in order to determine what's available, install and remove add-ons, and manage the available add-ons.</p>
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        <h2 class="Documentation" id="Documentation" name="Documentation">Documentation</h2>
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          <dt>
            <a href="/en-US/docs/Addons/Add-on_Manager" title="Addons/Add-on Manager">Add-on Manager</a> {{gecko_minversion_inline("2.0")}}</dt>
          <dd>
            Using the Add-on Manager.</dd>
          <dt>
            <a href="/en-US/docs/Addons/Add-on_Repository" title="Addons/Add-on Repository">Add-on Repository</a> {{gecko_minversion_inline("2.0")}}</dt>
          <dd>
            The Add-on Repository is used to find available add-ons.</dd>
          <dt>
            <a href="/en-US/docs/Addons/Interfacing_with_the_Add-on_Repository" title="Addons/Interfacing with the Add-on Repository">Interfacing with the Add-on Repository</a> {{gecko_minversion_inline("2.0")}}</dt>
          <dd>
            How to use the <a href="/en-US/docs/Addons/Add-on_Repository" title="Addons/Add-on Repository"><code>AddonRepository.jsm</code></a> code module to interact with AMO.</dd>
          <dt>
            <a href="/en-US/docs/Addons/Working_with_AMO" title="Addons/Working with AMO">Working with AMO</a> {{gecko_minversion_inline("2.0")}}</dt>
          <dd>
            Tips and suggestions for how to make your add-on work with the <a class="external" href="http://addons.mozilla.org" title="http://addons.mozilla.org/">addons.mozilla.org</a> repository.</dd>
          <dt>
            <a href="/en-US/docs/Extensions" title="Extensions">Extensions</a></dt>
          <dd>
            Information about developing extensions for Mozilla applications.</dd>
          <dt>
            <a href="/en-US/docs/Addons/Add-on_guidelines" title="/en-US/docs/Addons/Add-on_guidelines">Add-on guidelines</a></dt>
          <dd>
            Guidelines for creating great add-ons that are more likely to be successful!</dd>
          <dt>
            <a href="/en-US/docs/Plugins" title="Plugins">Plugins</a></dt>
          <dd>
            How to develop plugins.</dd>
          <dt>
            <a href="/en-US/docs/Themes" title="Themes">Themes</a></dt>
          <dd>
            Developing themes (or skins) for Mozilla applications.</dd>
          <dt>
            <a href="/en-US/docs/Creating_OpenSearch_plugins_for_Firefox" title="Creating OpenSearch plugins for Firefox">Creating OpenSearch plugins for Firefox</a></dt>
          <dd>
            How to develop search plug-ins for Firefox.</dd>
          <dt>
            <a href="/en-US/docs/Performance" title="Performance">Performance</a></dt>
          <dd>
            Performance guides and utilities to help you make your add-on perform well (and to play nicely with others).</dd>
        </dl>
        <p><span class="alllinks"><a href="/en-US/docs/tag/Add-ons" title="tag/Add-ons">View all pages tagged with "Add-ons"...</a></span></p>
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        <h2 class="Community" id="Community" name="Community">Community</h2>
        <ul>
          <li>View Mozilla extension development forums... {{DiscussionList("dev-extensions", "mozilla.dev.extensions")}}</li>
          <li><a class="link-irc" href="irc://irc.mozilla.org/extdev">#extdev IRC channel</a></li>
          <li><a class="external" href="http://forums.mozillazine.org/?c=11">MozillaZine forum</a></li>
          <li><a class="external" href="/devnews/index.php/categories/about-addons" title="https://developer.mozilla.org/editor/fckeditor/core/editor/devnews/index.php/categories/about-addons/">about:addons newsletter</a></li>
          <li><a class="external" href="/web-tech" title="https://developer.mozilla.org/editor/fckeditor/core/editor/web-tech/">Mozilla's Web-Tech blog</a></li>
          <li><a class="external" href="http://mozdev.org/mailman/listinfo/project_owners">mozdev project owners</a></li>
          <li><a class="external" href="http://planet.mozilla.org/" title="http://planet.mozilla.org/">Planet Mozilla</a></li>
          <li><a href="/en-US/docs/Extensions/Community" title="Extensions/Community">Other community links...</a></li>
        </ul>
        <h2 class="Tools" id="Tools" name="Tools">Tools</h2>
        <ul>
          <li><a href="/en-US/docs/DOM_Inspector" title="DOM Inspector">DOM Inspector</a> - inspect DOM, CSS, and XBL (Firefox and Thunderbird)</li>
          <li><a class="external" href="http://www.hacksrus.com/~ginda/venkman/" rel="external nofollow" target="_blank" title="http://www.hacksrus.com/~ginda/venkman/">Venkman</a>, a JavaScript debugger (<a class="external" href="http://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/216" rel="external nofollow" target="_blank" title="http://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/216">Firefox</a>, <a class="external" href="http://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/216" rel="external nofollow" target="_blank" title="http://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/216">Thunderbird</a>)</li>
          <li><a class="link-https" href="https://builder.mozillalabs.com/" title="https://builder.mozillalabs.com/">Mozilla Labs Add-on Builder</a></li>
          <li><a class="link-https" href="https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/7434/" rel="external nofollow" target="_blank" title="https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/7434/">Extension Developer's Extension</a> a suite of development tools</li>
          <li><a class="external" href="http://www.gijsk.com/" rel="external nofollow" target="_blank" title="http://www.gijsk.com/">Chrome List</a> view files in chrome:// (<a class="external" href="http://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/4453" rel="external nofollow" target="_blank" title="http://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/4453">Firefox</a>, <a class="external" href="http://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/4453" rel="external nofollow" target="_blank" title="http://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/4453">Thunderbird</a>)</li>
          <li><a class="external" href="http://ted.mielczarek.org/code/mozilla/extensionwiz/" rel="external nofollow" target="_blank" title="http://ted.mielczarek.org/code/mozilla/extensionwiz/">Extension Wizard</a> a web-based extension skeleton generator (Firefox and Thunderbird)</li>
        </ul>
        <p>... <a href="/en-US/docs/Setting_up_extension_development_environment#Development_extensions" title="Setting up extension development environment#Development extensions">more tools</a> ...</p>
        <h2 class="Related_Topics" id="Related_Topics" name="Related_Topics">Related Topics</h2>
        <ul>
          <li><a href="/en-US/docs/XUL" title="XUL">XUL</a>, <a href="/en-US/docs/JavaScript" title="JavaScript">JavaScript</a>, <a href="/en-US/docs/XPCOM" title="XPCOM">XPCOM</a>, <a href="/en-US/docs/Themes" title="Themes">Themes</a>, <a href="/en-US/docs/Developer_Guide" title="Developing_Mozilla">Developing Mozilla</a>, <a href="/en-US/docs/Extensions" title="Extensions">Extensions</a></li>
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