Ali Hussain, author of Techuse.net shares with you 8 fantastic FireFox plugins to help better your blogging experience. Tools ranging from Editors to in-browser FTP, this article is not to miss if you’re an avid Firefox blogger.
Blogging is a very tough job. You need to do a lot of research, writing and understating. It takes hardship and loyalty to bring your blog to high standards. So, you must know on how to cut short your work using tips and tweaks. These tips and tweaks are like super fuel to your blogging careers.
Speaking of research and writing, most of the bloggers around the world use Mozilla Firefox for blogging activities. I have compiled a few plugins that I use to make my blogging job easier.
Editors Note: If you don’t use Firefox, we suggest you download Firefox now. Not only will this post be useless to you if you don’t have it, but you will never get the satisfaction of seeing what it really means to “surf the web.” without it!
ScribeFire is a full-featured blog editor that integrates with your browser and lets you easily post to your blog. You can drag and drop formatted text from pages you are browsing, take notes, upload images, and post to multiple blogs. And the best part is that is supports almost all kinds of blogging platforms.
If you routinely visit several blogs or websites as soon as you wake up (like check your stats or AdSense earnings), then this plugin is for you. It basically lets you open websites in tabs that are a part of your everyday ritual, in one click. This extension also lets you organize websites by day, which is handy if you follow a different routine on Sunday, than, say, Tuesday.
Read It Later
Read It Later allows you to save pages of interest to read later. It eliminates cluttering of bookmarks with sites that are merely of a one-time interest. Also, it has many other options integrated for our use.
So what do you do after posting a blog post? You promote it, don’t you? Well, this plugins eases your job as Shareaholic allows you to quickly share, bookmark, and email web pages across many web 2.0 social networking and bookmarking sites such as Digg, Delicios, Reddit, StumbleUpon, Twitter, Mixx and many others without cluttering up your browser with multiple toolbars and buttons.
Tied up in other works? Forgot to pay rent? Didn’t make a blog post? These are tasks you tend to forget when blogging or when you have a busy schedule. ReminderFox displays and manages lists of date-based reminders and To-Do’s. It makes sure you remember all of your important dates via easy-to-use lists, alerts, and alarm notifications.
SEO matters a lot in blogging. Especially when you are commenting or looking for keywords for your blog post. Are you keeping an eye on your competitor? Why not, use SeoQuake as it helps you to better optimize your blog for search engines. It shows detailed information about your competitors, such as their PageRank, the number of pages of their blog indexed in Google, AlexaRank, WhoIs info, and many more similar SEO parameters. Using this data you can know what you can do clinch that top spot for a keyword.
Adding images to your blog post? Editing a theme? Or simply uploading new plugins. Now there is no need to open your heavy FTP programms. Along with transferring your files quickly and efficiently, FireFTP also includes more advanced features such as directory comparison, syncing directories while navigating, SFTP, SSL encryption, search/filtering, integrity checks, remote editing, drag & drop, file hashing, and much more…
Working on a theme? Do you want to check how it may look in the average Internet Explorer? No need of opening the I.E again and again. This plugin may also be useful when you want to open IE specific websites such as Windows Update.
What are your favorite blogging tools for Firefox? Share them below in the comments!