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Subject docs commit: CB-6634 Add references to plugin registry
Date Mon, 05 May 2014 17:27:25 GMT
Repository: cordova-docs
Updated Branches:
  refs/heads/master 1e99b5140 -> 2dd612e3b

CB-6634 Add references to plugin registry


Branch: refs/heads/master
Commit: 2dd612e3b533f9b97356b48c4d4bdd5be1ebba07
Parents: 1e99b51
Author: Marcel Kinard <>
Authored: Mon May 5 13:25:55 2014 -0400
Committer: Marcel Kinard <>
Committed: Mon May 5 13:25:55 2014 -0400

 docs/en/edge/guide/cli/            | 3 ++-
 docs/en/edge/guide/hybrid/plugins/ | 9 +++++----
 docs/en/edge/guide/overview/       | 7 +++++--
 docs/en/edge/guide/support/        | 6 ++++--
 4 files changed, 16 insertions(+), 9 deletions(-)
diff --git a/docs/en/edge/guide/cli/ b/docs/en/edge/guide/cli/
index 35a482f..1ad9146 100644
--- a/docs/en/edge/guide/cli/
+++ b/docs/en/edge/guide/cli/
@@ -278,7 +278,8 @@ native components. (See Embedding WebViews and [Plugin Development
 Guide]( for details.)  More
commonly, you would add a plugin to enable
 one of Cordova's basic device-level features
 detailed in the API Reference. A list of these plugins, including
-additional plugins provided by the community, can be found at
+additional third-party plugins provided by the community, can be found
+in the registry at
 []( You can use
 the CLI to search for plugins from this registry. For example,
 searching for `bar` and `code` produces a single result that matches
diff --git a/docs/en/edge/guide/hybrid/plugins/ b/docs/en/edge/guide/hybrid/plugins/
index 98af65a..c140b37 100644
--- a/docs/en/edge/guide/hybrid/plugins/
+++ b/docs/en/edge/guide/hybrid/plugins/
@@ -25,7 +25,8 @@ which it runs.  Plugins provide access to device and platform
 functionality that is ordinarily unavailable to web-based apps.  All
 the main Cordova API features are implemented as plugins, and many
 others are available that enable features such as bar code scanners,
-NFC communication, or to tailor calendar interfaces.
+NFC communication, or to tailor calendar interfaces. There is a
+[registry]( of available plugins.
 Plugins comprise a single JavaScript interface along with
 corresponding native code libraries for each supported platform.  This
@@ -38,7 +39,7 @@ this section.
 In addition to these instructions, when preparing to write a plugin it
 is best to look over
-[existing plugins](
+[existing plugins](
 for guidance.
 ## Building a Plugin
@@ -192,8 +193,8 @@ The Tizen platform does not support plugins.
 ## Publishing Plugins
 Once you develop your plugin, you may want to publish and share it
-with the community. You can publish your plugin to the cordova
-registry (based on [`npmjs`]( or
+with the community. You can publish your plugin to the Cordova
+[registry]( (based on [`npmjs`](
 to any other `npmjs`-based registry. Other developers can install it
 automatically using either `plugman` or the Cordova CLI.  (For details
 on each development path, see Using Plugman to Manage Plugins and The
diff --git a/docs/en/edge/guide/overview/ b/docs/en/edge/guide/overview/
index 9664020..3324247 100644
--- a/docs/en/edge/guide/overview/
+++ b/docs/en/edge/guide/overview/
@@ -62,10 +62,13 @@ within a larger, hybrid application that mixes the WebView with native
 application components. (See Embedding WebViews for details.)
 A _plugin_ interface is available for Cordova and native components to
-communicate with each other. As of version 3.0, plugins provide
+communicate with each other. This enables you to invoke native code
+from JavaScript. As of version 3.0, plugins provide
 bindings to standard device APIs.  Third-party plugins provide
 additional bindings to features not necessarily available on all
-platforms. You can also develop your own plugins, as described in
+platforms. You can find these third-party plugins in the
+[plugin registry]( and use them in your
+application. You can also develop your own plugins, as described in the
 Plugin Development Guide. Plugins may be necessary, for example, to
 communicate between Cordova and custom native components.
diff --git a/docs/en/edge/guide/support/ b/docs/en/edge/guide/support/
index 5c9bb72..f02a564 100644
--- a/docs/en/edge/guide/support/
+++ b/docs/en/edge/guide/support/
@@ -21,8 +21,10 @@ license: Licensed to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) under one
 # Platform Support
 The following shows the set of development tools and device APIs
-available for each mobile platform. (Column headers display the
-CLI's shorthand stubs.)
+available for each mobile platform. The device APIs listed here are provided by
+the core plugins, additional APIs are available via
+[third-party plugins]( Column headers display the
+CLI's shorthand names.
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