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WordPress Installing via Firefox Extension

One Click Installer for WordPressNow I love WordPress, and I use it for nearly all of my various Web projects. I agree with the mass majority that installing WordPress plugins and themes can sometimes be a pain. Sure it isn’t rocket science, but it could be a little easier.

The OneClick Installer for WordPress extension for Firefox hopes to change that for me. A very unique idea indeed – this extension promises to give you that “one click” install process for any WordPress theme or plugin out there.

This makes the job of customizing your WordPress install just a little easier for folks that don’t want to dive into the HTML editors and FTP clients to get things done. To learn more about it, you can check out the author’s post on it – or check it out for yourself at the Mozilla addons web site.

tlbox Releases Web Dev Extension

tlboxThe folks over at tlbox, one of my new favorite Web design and development resources released an extension that allows you to get all the goodness from their Web site in a simple extension.

Here is what I had to say about them a few weeks back on the Lunarpages Lunartics Web site:

Don’t you hate it when your looking how to do that one little thing on your Web site, but just can not figure out how to get it done? I’ve got a neat resource that will help you keep track of some of the best resources out there and keep all of your favorites at your fingertips. The Web site tlbox.com has a slew of good programing and design tools to help you out.

Yet another great tool for anybody to have in their web development tool belt.

+ Download and Install the tlbox Extension for Firefox!

Keyword Inspiration

KGenFinding yourself short on words when it comes to describing that really cool Web page you just found via keywords?

Now usually one or two might do you, as far as keywords go. Every so often though, you just can’t think of any good ones to use. That is where the KGen extension for Firefox comes in.

KGen (Keyword Generator) is an extension that allows you to see what keywords are strong on visited web page. Than, you can retrieve them for social sharing (tag filling) or webmastering/SEO.

+ Download and Install the KGen Extension for Firefox!

Organize Messy Status Bar

Messy status bars make for bad browsing. Ok, maybe that is not true. They do make for a temperamental and somewhat anal Firefox guru though. Mike wants to know if there is a better way to organize the status bar in Firefox.

For some reason I don’t like to have a lot on my taskbar. I think it would be really neat if someone would develop a Firefox plugin to read data from the mlb gameday servers and popup a summary window similar to what the Cingular minuteminder plugin does. The ideal plugin would effectively minimize the gameday window into a summary bar similar to the minuteminder and foxytunes plugins, and it would open the gameday window in a popup on mouseover just like minuteminder.

I don’t think there are any extensions out there smart enough to know, “Ok it is Friday, time to show this extension” but I do have one for you that will help you organize your status bar woes. Check out the rightfully named Organize Status Bar extension.

It should help you at least gain some control over your messy status bar in your favorite browser.

Bonus! Here is another solution! StatusBars

Wikiseek Firefox Search Extension

Have you heard about Wikiseek? If you read any of the big popular A-list blogs you might think it is the second coming, but I wouldn’t say that just yet. It is nice though. They have also released a Firefox extension that allows you to slip their search into Wikipedia.

If you use Firefox you can install the Wikiseek Search Extension to add Wikiseek to the search form inside all Wikipedia pages. Just click the install link below and follow the instructions. Once you restart Firefox you will see a Wikiseek button in the Wikipedia search form.

Pick it up and let me know what you think.

+ Download and Install the Wikiseek Firefox Extension!

President Countdown Clock

Countdown

The President Bush Countdown Firefox extension counts down the number of days left till we get a new president.

Now I know you are going to say this sounds like an anti-republican Firefox extension, and the last thing I want to do is alienate anybody who checks out the Firefox Facts on a daily basis. So instead of leaning to one side or the other, I am going to give both sides of the political fence a reason they could and should use this Firefox extension.

For those who like the current president, this gives you an idea of how much more time you have to spend with this commander and chief. For those who might not like him so much, well – you only have so many days left. You see – everybody wins and nobody has to get mad.

+ Download and Install the President Countdown Clock Extension for Firefox!

Search to Tab

Going into the “should have been in there by default” pile of extensions I have grown to enjoy since Firefox 2 came out, we have searchOnTab. This simple and small extension allows you to select that new searches always appear in a new tab via the browser.

It is a pain in the neck to have to open a new tab before I start a new search (if I do not want to have my current tab changed or surfed away from). I just have to believe though that there must be an easier way to do this. Has anybody else been able to find an about:config hack to get it done?

If not – then at least we have this extension to get the job done.

+ Learn More About and Install the searchOnTab Extension for Firefox!

Netscape’s Digg Tracker

Now I know this must sound like some match made in Web 2.0 hell, but stick with me because it really is a pretty nice tool if you enjoy the popular social news Web site, digg.com.

Netscape’s Digg Tracker extension helps you keep tabs on what stories your Digg friends are digging, submitting, and commenting on. A new toolbar button (shown in the preview image) features the Digg digger.

When there is new activity by your friends (i.e., a new comment or a new story submission), the button will be activated and the digger will be shown with his trusty shovel. Clicking on the activated button will open a list of your friends’ activity in the sidebar, allowing you to easily browse the stories they’ve submitted, commented on, and dugg.

+ Download and Learn More About Netscape’s Digg Tracker for Firefox!

Better PDF Downloads in Firefox

I hate it when a PDF opens up inside of my browser, no matter which one I am using. It wastes my time and I would rather not have Adobe get it’s mitts all over my beautiful Firefox interface. Now you can either poke it back with a stick – which is not the easiest thing to do Online – or you can pick up the PDF Download extension fore Firefox. This extension allows to choose if you want to view a PDF file inside the browser (as PDF or HTML), if you want to view it outside Firefox with your default or custom PDF reader, or if you want to download it!

+ Download and Install the PDF Download Extension for Firefox!

Unhide Your Menu Bar

Some Web sites out there have the bad habit of hiding your menubar when you click on a link. It might be because it is an image popping up or maybe they are trying to disable your ability to copy what is there. Well, to get around this little problem all you need is one extension. The Unhide Menubar extension adds a right-click menu entry for un-hiding the menu and toolbars in windows where they have been hidden by javascript.

+ Download and Install the Unhide Menubar Extension!