Firefox Makes Blogging Easier

by Ali Hussain

Ali Hussain, author of 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…


IE Tab

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!

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SD @ Discount Airfares April 29, 2009 at 7:42 pm

I like that IETab one.

Thanks for that, that will definitely come in handy!

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Alex May 1, 2009 at 11:00 pm

Have you downloaded it? What do you think? Unfortunately I can;t use it as it doesn’t work on Macs. =/

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Linn April 29, 2009 at 9:08 pm

this is fantastic post.. I am glad I subscribed your blog.
these actually will make my life easier and I will be sure to check it out, I hardly come do the commenting because I am just your faithful reader, but posts like these need to be credited.

thank you.

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Alex May 1, 2009 at 11:01 pm

Thanks a lot for stopping by Linn! Always great to know that our dedicated readers such as yourself come and stop by every once in a while.

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Farrhad A April 30, 2009 at 2:57 am

This is one post I really needed to read.
I am downloading the ones I need right now.

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Alex May 1, 2009 at 11:02 pm

Which ones did you end up downloading Farrhad?

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Farrhad A May 4, 2009 at 2:02 pm

The FTP and read it later ones till now.

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Ali Hussain April 30, 2009 at 5:02 am

Thankyou all for liking the post. I am an avid Firefox user. I hope these plugins help you like they help me

Ali Hussain’s last blog post..FreshPick Wordpress Theme Released

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Farrhad A May 4, 2009 at 2:02 pm

Great list dude! :-)

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Harish April 30, 2009 at 5:06 am

Great post ! Really wanted to know some fire fox addons got it now. Thanks

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Nicolas Prudhon April 30, 2009 at 7:55 am

I’m also a FireFox user, and I’m not going back to Internet Explorer!

I like WordPress because of all the plugins it has that makes is so much better, the same thing goes with FireFox.

If you are a bit more techie on coding like I am, you’ll want to add HTML Validator plugin and Firebug to your arsenal.

Obviously HTML Validator will analyze the page you are surfing in details be it yours or the one of another site, great ways to clean up your code.

CSS is absolutely great, but sometimes it can really be a pain to know which class has which effect and where it is in your stylesheet, Firebug shows you in real time which part of the code is concerned, amazing!

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Janith May 1, 2009 at 7:50 am

Firefox FTW! I’ve been using IETab for some time now – and before I only opened IE for Windows Update; but now I’m relieved of that IE-pain too! It’s such a great browser overall and I’m sure you agree with me too, Nicholas :P

I’ve been using FireBug almost since the same day I started using FF but the HTML Validator is something that will come in handy – thanks for the heads up!

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Jomag April 30, 2009 at 9:20 am

I just arrived on this blog that looks very good.

Firefox is a must have for me. It is more than a simple browser because you can tweak it to suit your very own needs.

Some of my favorite addons are:

Pixlr – for screen grabs and image editing.
Twitterbar – post right away from address bar.
SearchStatus – Display the Google, Alexa and Compete rankings for the current page.

Thanks for the recommendations! I’m looking for SeoQuake and FireFTP.

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Alex April 30, 2009 at 5:56 pm

Twitterbar sounds pretty useful. I may look into that one.

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Janith May 1, 2009 at 7:48 am

I’ve been playing around with PixIr for almost an hour now! This is pretty fun, a lot like Firefox’s other plugin; PicLens (or was it PicLense?)

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Jomag May 2, 2009 at 12:19 am

Oh yeah! Pixlr works like a breeze I don’t have to open photoshop again and again for fast editing. And PicLens is a funny one too!

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Alex April 30, 2009 at 5:55 pm

Ah..if only IETab worked on Mac!

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Janith May 1, 2009 at 7:41 am

Ahhh, Read It Later is something I can really find useful! Thanks for the heads up Ali, I’ve only been using two of the many you’ve mentioned here – but will definitely take a look at the others :)

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Miami Web Design May 1, 2009 at 8:31 am

great post ali , Read it later plugin would be very useful for me . Going to download it


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Dennis Edell May 1, 2009 at 4:27 pm

So much to choose, thanks all!

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Eric May 1, 2009 at 6:05 pm

I want to thank You for this list – I will use 6 of the plugins. I use already Fire FTP and Scribe, what i find very usefull
Maybe sometimes Scribe acts a bit strange, but generally i am ok with that

Eric’s last blog post..Wordpress Backup plugins

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Alex May 1, 2009 at 11:03 pm

How does Scrib act weird?

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Ali Hussain May 2, 2009 at 8:08 am

I like to use it very much. No hassle of logging in the wp-admin everytime

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Richael | Domain Marvelous June 19, 2009 at 5:18 pm

Some of the tools you mentioned are indeed great help to bloggers, such as:
* IE Tab – now I do not have to wait for my bulky IE to open and load the pages and in the process, consume a hell lot of bandwidth.
*Read It Later – bookmarking is good, but I occasionally forget to revisit a bookmarked site, due to lack of time wading through the bookmarked sites.

Great post and great writing style :)
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