Categories of plugins
In relation to PyCharm, plugins may be attributed to one of the following categories:
- Plugins bundled with the IDE. These plugins are installed and enabled by default. You can disable unnecessary bundled plugins, but you cannot uninstall them. See Enabling and Disabling Plugins.
- Repository plugins, that is, plugins stored in plugin repositories (e.g., the JetBrains Plugin Repository). To be able to use the repository plugins, you should download and install them. See Installing, Updating and Uninstalling Repository Plugins.
PyCharm provides access to the JetBrains Plugin Repository at http://plugins.jetbrains.com and to the dedicated PyCharm Plugin Repository. The PyCharm Plugin Repository resides at http://plugins.jetbrains.com/?pycharm and stores numerous plugins created by the PyCharm community members.
You can set up your own, enterprise plugin repositories, for example, to store plugins that you want to reserve for your company's internal use only. (A plugin repository corresponds to one or more Web servers.)
You can register such repositories in PyCharm and then work with them the same way as with the JetBrains Plugin Repository. See Managing Enterprise Plugin Repositories and Adding Plugins to Enterprise Repositories.