Plugins

2 billion downloads

Firefox reached the one billion add-on downloads mark in early 2009. As for 2010, Firefox users have collectively downloaded more than two billion add-ons. Following are the popular consumer and developer add-ons chosen by the Firefox Add-ons Community and by the editors of AMO for the 2B Firefox Add-on Download milestone. Here are the best of the best top 25 Firefox Add-ons chosen ever.

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TweetFoxWhy open Twitter website in a new tab when you can use Twitter right from your Firefox as an adon. How about using Twitter right from search bar or address bar or even from a tiny icon at the right bottom corner of Firefox. It makes really easy to concentrate on work and browsing other stuff while using Twitter. When there are messages and updates available, tiny balloon will notify you about it. Following are more than 10 firefox plugins for Twitter.

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you-might-thmb-relatedThis is a very fine WordPress plugin (available for other platforms too) to display related posts BUT – with photo thumbnails. You can choose to display this gallery type related posts thumbs with little info about post, in the single post. You just go to the website, tell them your blog address, thumbnails quantity, email and get the plugin. Install it and you are ready to go.

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fine-tune-wpSince it is vital to give your readers more, provide them information fast, keep your WordPress installation clean and as light as possible in order to make a difference while saving some money form huge Private server cost. Even if you are at some ‘Private Server’ it is always a plus to customize WordPress to load fast and drop some RAM load for which you are going to pay. Here is how I have done something for me to drop my server load to 50% and yet my WordPress is fast and more responsive.

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You are just on Dreamhost PS. It means that you spent some quality time and your website made some progress. You faced some problems with the website performance and turned to support and they told you to move to Dreamhost PS. You did. Good enough. You have got cool graphs and all these bars which scare you now by showing some quality rise in the RAM and CPU usage. Here you want to customize and change things a little bit to keep the RAM usage for your server down to save some bucks every month. Some stuff relating to plugins here can apply to any other web host also.

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WordPress version 2.8 is available for download. It was released at June 10th, 2009 and is named after trumpeter and vocalist Chet Baker. Let’s first not talk about the bug which I noticed. Instead lets start with what we should do whenever a new version of WordPress appears.

Whenever WordPress latest version appears, it is recommended to upgrade because you might want to keep your files latest so that your blog would be safe from hackers (WP is Open Source – You are looking the cool front end while the hacker is looking the back end because he is a programmer and knows the code in most cases) and you might want to enjoy new features of WordPress. It is necessary to upgrade. Atleast that is what I have learned the hard way. Before you upgrade, take a look at the new features. It can be a minor or major upgrade. In case of minor upgrade it can involve just upgrading some files in WP-admin while for major upgrade the database and all the files are necessary to upgrade.

It is risky and a very long process to upgrade manually; I mean to do it yourself. You can forget some steps in the way and crash everything. I mean do you have really an idea about how to upgrade the database in the right way? Not every blogger does. You need to secure your database, files in uploads directory (if it is named as uploads), themes and plugins before upgrading. I always advise following steps before upgrading:

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by on January 25th, 2009

I may warn you. If you are not an adult, please do not proceed to the photo. If FireFox plugins would be real…!!!

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It is important that you keep your WordPress plugins up to date. If you don’t, your blog or website could be susceptible to security vulnerabilities or performance issues. For those people who prefer to keep old version of plugins and are confident enough about its performance and yet they do not want to be bothered by Plugin Panel notifying that plugins has been updated and update automatically, or they simply want to update these manually, there is a solution to remove all such plugin update notifications.

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