External QGIS plugins are written in Python. They are stored in either the 'Official' or 'User contributed' QGIS Repostories, or in various other external repositories maintained by individual authors. Table 12 shows a list of curently available 'Official' plugins, with a short description. Detailed documentation about the usage, minimum QGIS version, homepage, authors, and other important information are provided with the external plugins themselves and is not included in this manual. <ref>Updates of core plugins may be available in this repository as external overlays.</ref> <ref>fTools, Mapserver Export, and the Plugin Installer are Python plugins, but they are also part of the QGIS sources, and are automatically loaded and enabled inside the QGIS Plugin Manager (see Section~sec:load_external_plugin).</ref> You will find an up-to-date list of 'Official' plugins in the Official QGIS Repository at http://qgis.osgeo.org/download/plugins.html . This list is also available automatically from the Plugins installer via .
|Zoom To Point||Zooms to a coordinate specified in the input dialog. You can specify the zoom level as well to control the view extent.|
|Plugin Installer||The most recent Python Plugin Installer.|
A detailed description of the installation procedure for external python plugins can be found in Section sec:load_external_plugin.
Tip 45 Add more repositories
To add the 'User contributed' repository and/or several external author repositories, open the Plugin Installer (> ), go to the tab, and click . If you do not want one or more of the added repositories, they can be disabled via the button, or completely removed with the button.