# Quick start
Strapi allows you to create local plugins that will work exactly the same as external ones. All your local plugins will be located in the
./plugins folder of your application.
# Development Environment Setup
Create a development project
- Create a new project
cd .. && strapi new myDevelopmentProject.
cd myDevelopmentProject && strapi developTo start the Strapi project
# Plugin development Setup
In a new terminal window:
- Generate a new plugin:
cd /path/to/myDevelopmentProject && strapi generate:plugin my-plugin