Anyone want to explain "Plug-ins" to me?
In a non GameSalad area, I recently found myself having to be in charge of the business new project, and within that there are Plug-ins.
Now, I am not a coder, and have no Idea what plug-ins are. I think I have a basic understanding but not enough to find some information for googling. I have meeting with a developer who will spend 2 hours explaining to me the process (Costing me $2 500) but I would really like to have a basic understanding so I can skip the basic stuff.
If anyone willing to share or help out that would be great - or re-direct me to a web site. I really only need enough to start refining my google searches.
What are plug-ins in a basic definition (Wikipedia does't provide a specific)
Are plug-ins only for certain websites, or web-servers / hosts. I understand that we will be creating one plug-in for word-press websites.
Is there a way to have one plug-in for all websites? Our websites are just coded to my knowledge, there are not any third-party type servers or host or builders. Is it possible to create a plug-in for that.
Is there anything else I need to know about plug-ins that the average Joe knows?
The plugin is going to be used to turn a "Contact Us" Link into a better design button instead of a link.
Thank you for reading and would love to hear!