Performancing is now ScribeFire

I was looking for some Firefox extensions this morning and noticed that Performancing has changed to ScribeFire.  “ScribeFire (previously Performancing for Firefox) is a full-featured
blog editor that integrates with your browser and lets you easily post
to your blog. You can drag and drop formatted text from pages you are
browsing, take notes, and post to your blog.”  Version 1.4 changes include:

  • Rebranding of Performancing for Firefox as ScribeFire
  • Improved support for Blogger accounts
  • Improved file upload support
  • Added support of the new API

I’ve been using Performancing since David King recommended it to me last fall at Internet Librarian.  It’s a great tool for publishing to blogs, particularly if you author or maintain quite a few different blogs. 

Seven Essential WordPress Hacks

Tubetorial has some screencasts that cover the 7 Essential WordPress Hacks.

This series highlights 7 of the most important tweaks and plugins that any WordPress user should know about:

Playing with New Themes

I was getting kind of bored with the old look of Library Voice, so I’ve been tinkering with a few new themes. The latest incarntion is using the stock version of a theme called Connections, which I downloaded from the WordPress Themes Directory. Connections was created by Patricia of Vanilla Mist, and it appears that many have downloaded the theme and customized it to their own liking. I too, intend to tinker with the colors, images, etc, when I get around to it. Thanks to Patricia and other theme creators for making their excellent work available to others.

WordPress Upgrade

I have finally gotten around to updating this blog with the latest version of WordPress. Everything ran pretty smoothly, although I did have some problems with my comments template. It turns out that my previous iteration of the comments template (which I have had since WP 1.0) needed to be tossed. I simply copied the default comments template and placed it into my Library Voice templates folder. I may tweak that a little later if needed.

I have been using this latest version of WP on a number of other blogs, and I have been really pleased with the update. The ability to change themes with the click of a button is incredible, and the spam blacklist seems to be working quite nicely. While I have yet to tinker with all of the new features, I am anxious to investigate all of the other new options. If you are looking to create a new blog, or are unhappy with your existing setup, I encourage you to give WordPress a try.

WordPress 1.5 Released

I am a little late with this, but WordPress 1.5 was released last week. I updated two of our library blogs on Sunday in about an hour. The directions offered by Podz made my upgrades a snap. I followed everything to a “T” and it worked flawlessly. Now I simply have to find time to upgrade this blog and a few others. Hopefully by the end of the week, all five of my WordPress blogs will be up to date.

If you haven’t upgraded and don’t want to, I encourage you to reconsider. The new interface is really slick, and the spam blacklist alone should merit a second look from many. I’ll post more about the new WordPress when I have a little more time to get under the hood.

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