Talk about Christmas coming early. I just found on Microsoft’s new plugin page for Windows Live Writer a plugin that gives me the ability to blog about anything I find in Firefox inside of the awesome Windows Live Writer publishing tool. The Blog This for Firefox add-on is the extension you need, if you wish to do the same, and here is how you get it.
This might get a little complicated, since you do not get this add-on from the Mozilla Add-ons website. Let me see if I can break down the steps for you.
- Visit the Windows Live Writer Plugin website
- Click on the "Download Now" link and save the .xpi to your computer
- Once downloaded, simply drag the .xpi file over on top of Firefox and let go. The add-on should then start the normal Firefox install process.
Here is a little more about the add-on for Firefox from Microsoft:
Adds a button to Firefox which starts a new Windows Live Writer blog post prepopulated with content from the current web page: the whole page or selected snippets. Blog quickly when you find something of interest on the web.
Windows Live Writer is by far the best blogging tool you can find on Windows and now with this Firefox add-on the experience is almost perfect.