Most of my tech savvy readers must be knowing what Greasemonkey is. For those who don’t know, it’s a small add on for Mozilla Firefox that lets you tweak around with the features of anything that you view on the internet. I installed two really great scripts today and would like to share it with everyone.
1. Script for making WordPress commenting easier- Isn’t it annoying to individually go to each post, and then click on comment and reply to everyone? If you have a large number of posts and an ever larger number of readers responding to them, then I’m sure you know how time-consuming it is.
This script makes it very easy for you to comment directly from the “Comments” tab in your Dashboard.
Let’s see some screen shots here so that you know what you are getting-
When you click on “Comments”, you’ll see this yellow screen from where you can change your email settings for responding to the comments.
This was the latest comment on my blog ( Ish, don’t you feel important? ;)). If you notice, there is a new tab called “Respond”. When you click on “Respond”, then this small window opens up while lets you respond directly to the comment. You can choose the method too – Respond by email and comment, only comment, and only email.
So, basically, you have saved your self many page clicks and at least 10 minutes.
Don’t forget to first install the greasemonkey add on from the Mozilla website.
The Steps for installing this script are-
1. Install the add on
2. Re-start firefox
3. Install the script
4. Open WordPress and have a Kodak moment 😉
Script number 2: This is for all those people who use Google Reader and wish to integrate it with GMail. Until today, I used to be a loyal fan of Bloglines. But it’s been giving me a lot of problems recently. For example- Many times, I had add a feed twice before it used to get added! 😦 So, I got pissed off and tried Google Reader today and I’m really liking it 🙂 I love the “Share your feeds” feature. Adding a “star” or “tagging” the various feeds is also really cool.
Anyway, coming back to my main topic, after you install this script, you can read your feeds in Gmail. The window gets divided into two horizontal halves and the lower half is used by the Reader. Alternatively, you can also decide to “Collapse Gmail” completely. That way, you have your Reader items in the entire window.
Here’s a screenshot:
The Steps for installing this script are the same as those for the other script.
Last but not the least, shift to Mozilla Firefox if you haven’t already done it. 😉