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FireFox blogging tool

There’s a new ‘extension’ for FireFox called Performancing. It offers bloggers a way to easily write, edit and post to their various blogs right from within FireFox. You are supposed to be able to use it with Blogger, WordPress.com blogs, and the WP blogs you’ve installed on your own domains (just to name a few; others mentioned are live journal, and Windows Live the MSN space replacement).

I’ve tested it on one of the WP’s I installed on my server, which is updated to the latest version 2.0.4, but I get a user/password error message. After reading the Performancing.com forums, I think it might be necessary to set up the ‘blogging by email’ function within WP for this to work.

I had no problem what-so-ever setting this up to work here on WordPress.com though! With all the new functionality of the latest WP, I’m not really sure I’m going to take the time to set up my WP installed blogs to use this handy dandy editor with. Since Windows Live took over MSN spaces, I haven’t been able to log into that blog, so that’s not even an option right now.

To be honest, I’ve tweaked my own blogs so much that I probably wouldn’t use this editor much for those, being they are commercially driven. However, for my many personal blogs hosted on blogging platforms, I do really like the functionality of this handy little FireFox blog editor. Nice job.

powered by performancing firefox

Yet another WP blog

I’ve been expanding my network of sites recently, and am getting more familiar with installing the newest version of WP. I gotta say this latest update has finally impressed me to the point of LIKING version 2.0. In order to use the spam tool included with this install, Akismet Spam, I needed a WP API, so here I am, another WP blog is born!

I’m currently working on a new toplist with blog feeder. What this means is that I will pull SE traffic with the content added to the blog, which will then feed traffic into the toplist. (I’m not linking to the toplist and feeder blog in an effort to keep this particular WP blog non adult in nature. If you’re interested to see what I’m working on, comment here and I’ll send you a mail ;)) In setting up this new feeder blog, I went surfing the plug ins for the latest WP version. I’m listing them below as a reference, storage place for myself and my design clients. 🙂

Search and Replace WordPress Plugin (1.1)
If you’re like me, and want to replace words such as “boys” and “toy” on your site to keep the men in black off my back… this lil tool makes the replace function nice and easy! This plugin is for WordPress 1.5 or better (including 2.0).

Filosofo Home-Page Control

  • put pages on the same Permalink level (or higher) as the blog’s directory and set which page you want to be the “home” page.
  • Tested successfully on WordPress blogs of version 1.5 and newer, including 2.0.

  • WordPress Plugin to Make your Blog Temporarily Unavailable for Maintenance

    This is a great feature that I enjoy using on the message board I co-own, and will enjoy having available to me in my blogs too!