Firefox Users: Try the WordPress.com Extension

Want to receive WordPress.com notifications instantly, even when you’re not on WordPress.com? Back in January, we announced the WordPress.com extension for Chrome, and today, the extension is available for Firefox too!

Add the WordPress.com extension for Firefox and as soon as you get a new follower, comment, or a like on one of your posts, a notification will appear in your browser:

The WordPress.com button in the toolbar is badged with the number one, indicating one unread notification.

Simply click the icon to view your latest WordPress.com notifications:

A popup opens when the WordPress.com toolbar button is clicked, displaying recent notifications, including comments, likes, and new followers.

Start following new blogs without visiting WordPress.com

The Firefox extension also makes it easy to follow sites from your WordPress.com account by displaying a Follow button whenever you’re browsing a site that has an RSS feed.

Clicking the Follow button will add new posts from the website to your reader, and send you an email each time an update is published. (You can change your default email settings if you like.)

When you visit a WordPress.com site, you’ll notice that the extension icon will turn blue, but keep in mind that you can follow blogs on Blogger, Tumblr, and other services, too.

Quickly post cool stuff you find while browsing the web

Press This is a lightning-fast way to publish content on your blog without ever visiting WordPress.com. Click the WordPress.com extension button, then select Press This whenever you find something on the web that you’d like to share on your blog, and a pop-up editor will appear:

A popup window opens containing a post editor pre-filled with a link to and the title of the current page.

Select the blog you’d like to post to, then hit publish to share a link to the site. Your blog will be updated, and you can continue browsing the web from wherever you left off.

If you’d like to publish an excerpt of text along with the link to the site, simply highlight the material with your cursor before clicking Press This:

A portion of text is selected in a web page.

And it will appear in the editor for you to publish along with the link:

The post editor is shown again, but this time with the aforementioned selected content added to the editor, along with a link to the page.

We hope this makes it easier for you to share cool stuff on your blog quickly; if there’s anything you’d like to see in future versions of the extension, be sure to let us know.


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  1. Cege Learning

    i just installed it. it TOTALLY ROCKS! thnx a lot! :D

  2. Fhenyx

    WP Extension for Safari?

  3. NixNivis

    As a dedicated Firefox user, this totally rock my socks. Thank you!! :D

  4. Carrie

    I totally dig both Chrome and Firefox extensions/plugins (thingymajiggers) lol
    Good stuff!

  5. christrocks

    Awesome! I hadn’t been aware of the Chrome version, but as a Firefox user that didn’t really apply to me anyway :) Thanks WordPress! I’m looking forward to trying this out.

  6. WordsFallFromMyEyes

    Wow, you guys are just so way ahead, all the time. I have Safari, sure, but I’m impressed how you keep doing stuff that improves. Loving WP :)

  7. Joel Emmanuel

    Will wait for the extension for Chrome :)

  8. Val

    Very good idea. Does it work only when one’s logged in to one’s WordPress.com account, or will it work when one’s logged out too?

  9. journeytoascencion2012

    I just installed it…this is way too cool! I pretty much dote on Firefox, but I use Chrome to get to my Gmail as Firefox still has a problem interfacing with Google, or maybe it’s just Chrome…lol.

  10. Brad Merrill

    so far so good. I like the ease of use so far – not that I have played with it extensively yet. But thanks!

  11. wordcoaster

    Thank you so much for this! It’s amazing! :)

  12. Rufus Sufur

    Works well, thanks for the extension. :)

  13. Val

    I’ve just installed this. Looks good and the little icon is nice and unobtrusive. :)

  14. E.

    must.install.immediately. thanks guys, as always! :D

  15. Mat

    I don’t add extensions, but i’m drawn into this one and i’m going to add it. That’s really daring for me! :)

  16. Emmanuella

    Wow, thank you so much! I usually don’t check my e-mails and my WP account so much, and I usually miss some notifications. Thank you!

  17. Nii-Teiko

    good stuff but is there an easier way to quote and get a picture as part of ‘blog this’? currently have to highlight text, save as draft and then add the picture from the blog post

  18. Literally PR

    Sounds great but does it work on mobile (FF for Android)?

  19. RedJun Suminguit

    Okay, this is totally cool!^^

  20. girlthinks

    This is awesome. Can’t wait to use it. Thanks!

  21. skyblueguy

    Is it possible to install the WordPress.com extensions on the free WordPress blogs?

  22. James Smith

    Nice to use it…. going to install it

  23. Balsillie & Associates

    This is very cool

  24. Deepak Bansal

    Hey! thanks for the great add-on. Am New to WordPress and didn’t know about chrome extension too. Just installed it.

  25. charlesnyangiti

    Excellent on Chrome!

  26. newgraphiks

    I use it and it was a must !

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