Saturday, October 13, 2007

Blogs of fire

I was recently looking for a tool to help with my blogging. It gets tedious at times when you HAVE to login to the blog before jotting down the ideas and then publishing them. Tried a few of them but nothing worked out well for me until i stumbled onto a Firefox extension called ScribeFire. It supports blogger, WordPress, LiveJournal and even Windows Live Spaces. After installing it, i tried adding a single blog and everything simply worked fine. You can create and save your blog as a local copy making it easier to edit it later.

All posts done via ScribeFire adds a "Powered by ScribeFire" at the end. Some people don't mind the promotion, others do. I have nothing against free software wishing to promote itself but I also believe that people should be allowed to make the decision for themselves. For those wishing to remove the link (or change it to something else) here's the tip.

  1. Go to your firefox extensions folder.
  2. Open up "editor.js" using your favorite editor.
  3. Look for "performancingUI.insertPoweredByPFF" (or similar). This is where you can edit and add your own stuff or remove the entire line completely.
  4. Save and quit.
  5. Restart your browser for the changes to take effect.

Now that it's done, you can blog away from your browser wherever you are. Blog away my pretty...;)

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