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An extension is a package that extends your Joomla! installation in some way. A small selection of extensions is included with the default Joomla! installation but many more are available from the Joomla! Extensions Site.
The term "extension" is generic and the following specific extension types are available (listed alphabetically):
- Library in Joomla! 1.6 onwards
- Mambot in Joomla 1.0.x only (in later versions Mambots are referred to as Plugins)
- Package in Joomla! 1.6 onwards
- Plugin from Joomla! 1.5.0 onwards (formerly known as Mambots)
For an overview of the most important extension types and the functionality they provide, see What are the extension types?