View Full Version : addons vs. plugins
2010-09-30, 10:22 AM
Is there a difference between an addon and a plugin, or are these two terms synonymous?
2010-09-30, 10:39 AM
They're pretty similar and often used interchangeably though if I was required to distinguish I would say that an Add-on could run independently or has an independent goal from the software it add-ons to. A plugin would really require the original software in order to function properly.
The analogy I would make would be an electrical plug requiring a socket vs wearing a hat (the hat would be the addon, not required but makes the head look nice)