Performancing

WordPress and the Performancing Extension

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Submitted by Martin English on Fri, 2005-12-23 11:01. :: Performancing Firefox Blog

I’m a bit of tinkerer when it comes to tools like the performancing extension for firefox,
so I have no fear of installing software and seeing what happens (I do
have backups coming out the wazoo though…);  The only
real problem I see with this tool is that (for WordPress, anyway) people won’t believe how easy it is to use…

To that end I’ve thrown some words together – a Dummies
version of implementing the extension for WordPress.  The
only hard part is to remember is that if you are running a blog under
the wordpress.com domain (like scoble), you are a wordpress.com blog, otherwise you are a wordpress custom blog.

It’s this simple….

  1. Install the performancing extension.  This does require FireFox 1.5, but since my extensions (Adblock, ColorZilla, IE View, Sage and Greasemonkey) are now all supported, I had no problem with this.
  2. Restart firefox.
  3. The top menu item on your right-click menu is now performancing.
  4. The first time you select this menu item, you will need to tell the extension where your blog lives so select the Launch Account Wizard button,
  5. Select the blogging service type – remember, are you using a wordpress custom blog (i.e. hosted, like me), or a wordpress.com blog (like scoble) ??
  6. Add your API extension.  This should be
    http://mywebsite.com/xmlrpc.php – except that if your blog is
    installed at a sub directory level (like http://martin-english.com/whatsup/ ), then this should be reflected in the name ( http://mywebsite.com/myblog/xmlrpc.php )
  7. The next screen asks for your wordpress user (such as admin) and password

    and validates the connection.
  8. if all goes well, you’ll get a screen that says you’ve added your blog to the extensions.

Repeat steps 5 to 8 for each wordpress (or other blogging service)
blog you want to access from the extension. Every time you successfully
add a blog, you’ll get a new entry in the right hand window –

Now, whenever you come across something you want to blog on, or
even just to save as a link-list on your blog or within the extension,
just right click, select performancing and blog away.

Once you’ve successfully posted, your blog is updated right away:

You can post to various categories (listed on the right):

You can see your history for further editing (even if it wasn’t posetd via performancing):

If you want to update a previous entry, select it from the history tab. You can publish it as brand new content or Publish as Edit (see the button in the image below)

For further (mor generic) help and tips, see Drag and Drop Blogging and Tabs, Windows and Browsers (other options for the editor if the split window isn’t your thing).

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Submitted by Nick Wilson on Fri, 2005-12-23 14:47.

Martin, that’s a fantastic HOWTO, thanks so much!

We’ve just added technorati tag support btw🙂

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Submitted by dswartze on Fri, 2005-12-23 15:55.

This is a GREAT extension! I use WordPress
(custom) for my personal blog and have by using the Performancing
Extension for a couple of days now. I was using w.bloggar previously to
post to my blog, but the your is so much easier and faster!

On a sidenote, I have been holding out on making the switch to
Firefox. I have been a longtime user of the Maxthon browser (IE-based
tabbed browser) — but this extension and the „IE Tab“ extension sent
me over the top. Firefox is now my default browser!!

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Submitted by Blaine Moore on Fri, 2005-12-23 17:48.

Hopefully this weekend I will have a chance to give it a go.

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