Additional gedit plugins

Installing third-party plugins gives you extra functionality that isn't available in default gedit plugins, or even the extra plugins that are part of the gedit-plugins package. An online list of third-party plugins is kept here.

Installing a third-party plugin involves downloading the plugin, placing the plugin files in the right directory, and activating the plugin.

  1. You can usually download a plugin from the plugin's website, but may need to use a revision-control program like git, bazaar, or subversion to copy a plugin's software repository from the internet. Refer to the plugin's documentation for information on getting the plugin.

  2. Place the plugin files into the /home/username/.local/share/gedit/plugins directory.

    Of course, replace the word username with your own username.

  3. After you have placed the plugin files into the correct directory, the plugin will appear in the Preferences menu. Select Edit  ▸ Preferences ▸ Plugins ▸ [Name of Plugin] to enable the plugin.

  4. Click Close.

After you have enabled the plugin, it should be available for you to use.

The .local directory is hidden by default. To view it and other hidden files, select View ▸ Show Hidden Files, or press Ctrl+H.

If the directory .local/share/gedit/plugins/ is not present on your system, you will need to create it.