# Introduction to plugins

Strapi is built around plugins of different kinds. There are the core plugins which are essential for your Strapi application to function, and therefore cannot be deactivated. But there are also other plugins, that can either be installed by default or not, to add more options and possibilities to your Strapi application.


Core plugins which include the Content Manager and the Content-Types Builder are documented in their own sections of the user guide as they are quite specific (see Introduction to the Content Manager and Introduction to the Content-Types Builder). This Plugins section focuses on how to manage plugins in general and provides documentation for the others, non-core plugins.

Plugins are managed from General > Marketplace and General > Plugins in the main navigation of the admin panel, for anything related to installation and deletion. Once installed, your plugins are available in Plugins, also accessible from the main navigation of the admin panel.

Plugins settings