The plug-in manager is accessed from the back-end Joomla! administrator panel. It is used to edit an installed plug-in's details and options.

How to Access

Select Extensions → Plug-in Manager from the drop-down menu of the Joomla! Administrator Panel.


The Plug-in Manager allows you to enable and disable Joomla! plug-ins and to edit a plug-in's details and options. It is also useful for quickly enabling/disabling multiple plug-ins at once.


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Column Headers

List Filters

The list of plug-ins which appears on this screen may be very large. You can use one of the available filters or any combination of them to limit the number of plug-ins displayed to just the plug-ins which match your filter parameters.

Filter by Partial Name

You can filter the list of items by typing in all of part of its name. Or you can select a combination of Access Level, Enable/Disable State and Type.

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If you have a large number of items on the list, you can use this filter to find the desired item(s) quickly. Enter either all or part of the name and press 'Search' to display the matching items. You can enter in whole words or part of a word. For example, 'ooml' will match all titles with the word 'Joomla!' in them.

Filter by Access, State and Type

In the upper right area, above the column headings, are 3 drop-down list boxes as shown below:

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The selections may be combined. Only items matching all selections will display in the list.


At the top right you will see the toolbar:

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