Performancing for Making Posts

Okay, found another useful tool. And the primary reason it’s useful is because it’s making up for a shortcoming in WordPress 2.1. Since making the recent upgrade, I’ve noticed some strange behavior with the WYSIWYG editor. At first, it had very limited button functionality. In fact, I could bold, italicize or strike out words. Sure, I could do this in HTML, but sometimes it’s nice to use the cheats. Today, however, all I have is code view. Hmm… Not really sure what’s happening.

No worries, though. I’ve discovered Performancing for Firefox. It’s a plug-in for Firefox and it will allow you to easily create or edit posts in pretty much all of the major blogging platforms. This is what the interface looks like as I’m creating this post:

The nice part is that I can pretty much operate in the code view page and all of the buttons are still available. So I can write my posts very quickly and easily and make simple tweaks without having to change views. This is even easier than using Dreamweaver. I’m liking it a lot. And if you happen to have multiple blogs, you can edit them all via this one editor by simply hitting F8 and selecting the blog you wish to post to. This assumes you’ve already added the blog to your account settings.

I hope you like it. I certainly am.

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4 thoughts on “Performancing for Making Posts


  1. Okay, I don’t know what I am doing wrong. After installing it, I am supposed to see Tools->Extensions, but I am not seeing it.

    I have a desktop and a laptop and they are both failing to do it.


  2. After you install the plug-in, you should be able to Firefox => Tools => Add-ons to see if it is in fact properly installed. If it is, you should simply have to hit F8 while in Firefox. Also, you can should have a small icon of a notepad on the bottom right of your browser’s frame. Lastly, you can right click on a webpage to see whether the context menu shows up.

    If none of these work, let me know your Firefox version and I will look into it for you.

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