Frontend plugin is the most popular extension component type in TYPO3 extension development. Frontend plugins can do many things: they can create content, modify existing content, log statistics, and so on. They are simple to write; only a few lines are needed to create the simplest Frontend plugin. But creating a good plugin requires certain knowledge. This chapter discusses Frontend plugins in detail. It also discusses many other functions to use with Frontend plugins.
This section will describe the basics of the Frontend plugins. The main goal of this section is to give the reader an overview and basic understanding of what Frontend plugins are, how they work, and what they look like. The details are discussed later in this chapter.