Plugin List

OpenLP has many plugins you can activate. By default, all plugins are enabled, except the Remote Access plugin. A plugin adds features and functionality to OpenLP.

To see which plugins are enabled select Settings ‣ Plugin List or Alt+F7


Plugin Details

The left side shows you the list of plugins. Click on a plugin to check its status.


Shows if your plugin is Active or Inactive. Click the box to change the status and click OK to save your selection.


Is the version of the plugin.


Describes the use of the plugin.

For a brief description of what each plugin does, please see below.

SONGS Songs Plugin:

The songs plugin provides the ability to display and manage songs.

BIBLES Bible Plugin:

The Bible plugin provides the ability to display Bible verses from different sources during the service.

PRESENTATIONS Presentation Plugin:

The presentation plugin provides the ability to show presentations using a number of different programs. The choice of available presentation programs is available to the user in a drop down box. Note: Presentation plugin is disabled on MAC.

IMAGES Image Plugin:

The image plugin provides displaying of images. One of the distinguishing features of this plugin is the ability to group a number of images together in the service manager, making the displaying of multiple images easier. This plugin can also make use of OpenLP’s “timed looping” feature to create a slide show that runs automatically. In addition to this, images from the plugin can be used to override the current theme’s background, which renders text-based items like songs with the selected image as a background instead of the background provided by the theme. See the section on Adding a Group of Images.

MEDIA Media Plugin:

The media plugin provides playback of audio and video.

CUSTOM Custom Slide Plugin:

The custom slide plugin provides the ability to set up custom text slides that can be displayed on the screen the same way songs are. This plugin provides greater freedom over the songs plugin.

SONGUSAGE SongUsage Plugin:

This plugin tracks the usage of songs in services.

ALERTS Alerts Plugin:

The alert plugin controls the displaying of nursery alerts on the display screen. See Alert for more information

REMOTE Remote Plugin:

The remote plugin provides the ability to send messages to a running version of OpenLP on a different computer via a web browser or through the remote API. See the section on Remote Interface.