Developing add-ons

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Mozilla based software is typically extensible through add-ons.  There are three primary types of add-on: extensions, plug-ins, and themes.  This page will help guide you to the information you need in order to create add-ons for Firefox, Thunderbird, or other software based on the Mozilla platform, as well as how to distribute your add-ons.

Add-ons topics

Submitting an add-on to AMO
Provides helpful information for add-on developers to help them properly package and deliver their add-ons.  This includes information about addons.mozilla.org, Mozilla's add-on distribution web site.
Extensions
Extensions add new functionality to Mozilla applications such as Firefox, SeaMonkey and Thunderbird. They can add anything from a toolbar button to a completely new feature.
Plug-ins
Information about how to create plug-ins, which are binary components that let Mozilla based software display content they can't handle natively.
Themes
Themes let users customize the appearance of the user interface presented by Mozilla-based applications.
Search engine plug-ins
Firefox supports search engine plug-ins, which enable the search box to support different search engines.

 

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<p>Mozilla based software is typically extensible through add-ons.  There are three primary types of add-on: extensions, plug-ins, and themes.  This page will help guide you to the information you need in order to create add-ons for Firefox, Thunderbird, or other software based on the Mozilla platform, as well as how to distribute your add-ons.</p>
<table class="mainpage-table"> <tbody> <tr> <td colspan="2"> <h2>Add-ons topics</h2> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="50%"><dl><dt><a class="internal" href="/en/Submitting_an_add-on_to_AMO" title="En/Submitting an add-on to AMO">Submitting an add-on to AMO</a><br> </dt><dd>Provides helpful information for add-on developers to help them properly package and deliver their add-ons.  This includes information about addons.mozilla.org, Mozilla's add-on distribution web site.<br> </dd><dt><a class="internal" href="/en/Extensions" title="En/Extensions">Extensions</a><br> </dt><dd>Extensions add new functionality to Mozilla applications such as Firefox, SeaMonkey and Thunderbird. They can add anything from a toolbar button to a completely new feature.</dd></dl></td> <td width="50%"><dl><dt><a class="internal" href="/en/Plugins" title="En/Plugins">Plug-ins</a><br> </dt><dd>Information about how to create plug-ins, which are binary components that let Mozilla based software display content they can't handle natively.<br> </dd><dt><a class="internal" href="/en/Themes" title="En/Themes">Themes</a><br> </dt><dd>Themes let users customize the appearance of the user interface presented by Mozilla-based applications.</dd><dt><a class="internal" href="/en/Creating_OpenSearch_plugins_for_Firefox" title="En/Creating OpenSearch plugins for Firefox">Search engine plug-ins</a><br> </dt><dd>Firefox supports search engine plug-ins, which enable the search box to support different search engines.</dd></dl></td> </tr> </tbody>
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