Permanently load a plugin using

These plugins should be used as-is, as unsupported examples for developers.

Some of the more popular plugins include:

  • anon: Scrambles all of the text and metadata in your diagram - it anonymises it.
  • svgdata: Adds metadata and IDs to the diagram when you export it to an SVG file.
  • sql: Lets you insert SQL to automatically create a database diagram.
  • text: Extracts all of the text in your diagram.

See the full list of plugins

Start diagramming with the plugin immediately

Add the p=XXXX URL parameter with a plugin ID to start diagramming with it immediately. This does not permanently load the plugin, so the next time you create a diagram it won’t be available.

To start diagramming in the online editor with the anonymize plugin loaded, go to:

To load more than one plugin, separate them in the URL option with a semicolon:;text

Permanently load a plugin

You can make sure the diagram editor loads the plugin every time you create or open a diagram in

  1. From the menu, select Extras > Plugins.
    Open the plugins list
  2. Click Add.
    Add a new plugin
  3. Select one of the built-in plugins from the drop down list, then click OK.
    Add the anonymize plugin
  4. Click Apply.
    Add the anonymize plugin
  5. The confirmation message reminds you that you will need to reload the diagram editor to load only those plugins in your list. Click OK, then refresh your browser tab (Ctrl+R or Cmd+R).

Note: Plugins work with the web version of ( or our Docker image if you want to run your own server. They do not work with for Confluence/Jira or with Desktop.