Archive for January, 2010

ScribeFire: Blogging Add-on for Firefox

January 27th, 2010 No comments

This is another test post and I’m using another cool tool for blogging.  This time it’s a Firefox add-on called ScribeFire.  It supports several blogging systems, including WordPress.  It has split-screen mode that opens an editor on the lower half of the browser window and leaves the upper half for browsing.  I guess this is perfect for blogging about stuff you see on the internet.  You can type and see the website(s) at the same time.

By the way, if you’re using WordPress and your web host is using a PHP version older than 5.2.9 then you might need to install a WordPress plugin called LibXML2 Fix.  This plugin is a “work around for some versions of libxml2 2.7.x that strip out brackets when parsing XML.

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Windows Live Writer

January 24th, 2010 1 comment

This is test post.  I’m writing and publishing it using Windows Live Writer which is available as a free download for Windows.  Up to now, I’ve always been writing my posts online via the web interface.  If this works, I think it will be more convenient to use Live Writer.

I don’t know why I never thought of using a desktop blogging client before.  Then again, I’m not much of a blogger.  I rarely post anything.  Perhaps the added convenience of using a desktop client might get me writing more?  Nah, I doubt it.

Anyway, while we’re on the topic I thought I’d have a look at what other options are out there.  After a quick Google search, I found these articles:

I’m sure there are other clients out there better than Windows Live Writer but I can’t be bothered to test them. I’ll just use this one for now and see how it goes.  Of course, if anyone knows a much better alternative that’s also free then please let me know.