Some of you might have think before, is there any software that able to be used for edit or posting blog articles remotely without logging in to the blog control panel to do so? Some of you might also think before that is there any software to be use for managing a few blogs at the same time?
The answer is yes, there is plenty of them available to be download from the internet. Some of them are free and some of them is not, but now, I am only going to tell you about the free ones which you can use it as your Mozilla Firefox plugin.
The plugin that I am talking about is called ScribeFire. It is free to download (anyway, all Firefox plugin is free). This plugin comes with a text editor area included with lots of features that your blog control panel do not have. You can easily add Youtube video into your articles without need to know how to write the plugin tags. You can even edit you text fonts, color etc. And you can even manage a few blog at the same time using this plugin. You can drag and drop formatted text from pages you are browsing, take notes, upload images, and post to multiple blogs.
It is compatible with:
- WordPress.com (http://www.wordpress.com)
- Personal Hosted WordPress (http://www.wordpress.org/)
- Blogger (http://www.blogger.com)
- Movable Type (http://www.movabletype.org/)
- Drupal (http://www.drupal.org)
- Textpattern (http://www.textpattern.com/)
- Roller (http://www.rollerweblogger.org)
- LiveJournal (http://www.livejournal.com)
- Xanga (http://www.xanga.com/)
- Windows Live Spaces (http://spaces.msn.com)
- Performancing (http://www.performancing.com)
- Jeeran (http://www.jeeran.com)
- Tumblr (http://www.tumblr.com/)
- MySpace (http://www.myspace.com/)
- b2Evolution (http://b2evolution.net)
- Splinder (http://www.splinder.com/)
- MetaWeblog API (Any blogging software that implements this API)
How do it actually works?
Scribefire is using XML-RPC to communicate with your blog script. For those who are hosting own blog in own web hosting, you will see the option which you can enable or disable it. For those blog hosting sites such as WordPress.com and Blogspot.com, it is already enabled by default and you might not see the option to disable it.
How to install this Mozilla Firefox plugin?
Very simple, it is just the same like how u usually install other Firefox plugins.
Click here to download and install it.
When Firefox ask you whether you allow this plugin to be install, just click allow.
You will need to restart your Mozilla Firefox after you installed it.
Now you will need to configure the setting of Scribefire. Here is the few simple step you need to follow.
- Open the plugin: You can either press F8 of your keyboard or click the Scribefire icon at the right bottom of you Mozilla Firefox to open the Scribefire.
- Now, it will have a dialog box asking you for you blog address. Just fill it up like example, http://kaosaicibai.blogspot.com.
- Wait for it to retrieve your blog XML-RPC API setting & etc. When it finished load, just click next, do not change anything.
- Fill up your user login: just fill up your username and your password of your blog login. Then click next.
- Now, you blog’s previous articles is retrieved and you may edit them if you want.
- If you want to add another blog account into Scribefire, just click the Add button at the area that is showing your blog name. You can add as much account from every different blog hosting as you like!
By the way, if you are worry about don’t know how to use Scribefire properly, just create a new blog account and test the Scribefire with it.
This Scribefire also have a advertisement program which it is similar with Adsense or NuffNag. But it is still in beta stage. If you do not using any advertisement service to earn from your blog yet, this program can be useful for you as well.
Some people might ask, “Sure or not? Really so good mer? Then you got use it or not?”
Of course lar, I am using this Scribefire to write this article now lar.
Anyway, if you have any question about this Scribefire, you are always welcome to ask question in this article’s comment page. You are also welcome to share your experience with me in the comment page. 🙂