Plugins are very important to w3af, they extend the framework in various ways such as finding new vulnerabilities, identifying new URLs and writing these to different file types. The plugins are coordinated by the core strategy and consume the core features.

Before diving into the plugins we recommend you read the Understanding the basics page.

This is a complete list of all the available plugins and their types:

While this page and it's subpages are automatically updated every night, complete and full understanding of the plugins can only be acquired by  reading the source code at our github repository.