June 18, 2014

Tumblr not supported

Filed under: Announcements -- brandon @ 11:20am

Due to API changes with tumblr, we are not able to support them with ScribeFire.

http://www.tumblr.com/docs/en/api_agreement

Obtaining and Maintaining an API Key. In order to use the Tumblr API or Tumblr Firehose, you must obtain appropriate API credentials (an “API Key”) via registration on the Developer Website. You will not share your API Key, will keep your API Key secure, and will use it as your sole means of accessing the Tumblr API or Tumblr Firehose.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this causes.

September 12, 2011

ScribeFire for Firefox is about to change

Filed under: Announcements, Firefox, ScribeFire, ScribeFire Next -- Christopher Finke @ 09:00am

After more than a year of testing, ScribeFire Next (the version of ScribeFire available for Chrome, Safari, and Opera) will be replacing the old version of ScribeFire on Firefox. I’m giving you a heads-up, because change is hard on us all.

What Changes Will I Notice?

For one, the sidebar will move from the right to the left. Other changes you’ll notice:

  • More frequent updates
  • Faster bug fixes
  • New features, faster

As you might have noticed, they key words here are “frequent” and “fast”: the way that the new version of ScribeFire is built (using HTML5 and other Web standards) allows for much quicker development than the code that the old version of ScribeFire was based on.

Your blogs and notes will transfer automatically, as well as any settings that are supported in the new version. You’ll still be able to use ScribeFire in split-screen mode, its own tab, or its own window.

What happened to [Feature X]?

You might find that New ScribeFire is missing a feature you relied on; not every feature from Old ScribeFire was transferred over. This was done in order to keep the add-on simpler and fast. If this is the case for you, you have a few options:

  • File a bug report to request the feature’s restoration.
  • Downgrade to the previous version of ScribeFire, but be aware that you will not receive updates to fix bugs or compatibility problems with blogs.
  • Bonus option: Try ScribeFire Next early and post a comment below reporting any problems you have with it.

To sum up: don’t panic, stay calm, and we’ll get through this.

In the next version of ScribeFire, you’ll be able to post to multiple blogs at once. This has been a long-requested feature, and I’m happy to have finally added it to ScribeFire.

How Will It Work?

When writing your post, you’ll do as you’ve always done: choose a title, write some content, and click “Publish.” After it finishes publishing to your first blog, you’ll be given the choice to publish it to any of your other blogs:

Simply check the other blogs you want to publish the post to, and click “Publish to these blogs too.”

What do you think?

Since this feature hasn’t been released yet, this is the perfect time for you to give feedback that could really alter the way this feature works. What do you like about it? What don’t you like about it? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

June 20, 2011

ScribeFire Next 1.7.1 Released

Filed under: Announcements, Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, Releases, Safari, ScribeFire Next -- Christopher Finke @ 10:59pm

Version 1.7.1 of ScribeFire for Chrome, Opera, and Safari, and ScribeFire Next for Firefox, is now available. This is the first update to ScribeFire that benefits from the new testing framework; this version includes the following changes:

New Features

  • Word and character count in the editor status bar

Bug Fixes

  • Updated to use Posterous’s new API
  • Improved support for all blogging platforms
  • Fixed editor flickering problem
  • Fixed blog detection on LiveJournal blogs that have Adult Content notices

Google Chrome users, download ScribeFire 1.7.1 for Google Chrome here.

Safari users, download ScribeFire 1.7.1 for Safari here.

Firefox users, you can download ScribeFire Next 1.7.1 for Firefox here.

Opera users, you can download ScribeFire 1.7.1 for Opera here.

June 6, 2011

Contribute test accounts to ScribeFire

Filed under: Announcements, Development, Feedback, ScribeFire -- Christopher Finke @ 03:45pm

I’ve been hard at work the past few weeks automating the way that ScribeFire is tested before a new version comes out. These new automatic tests now allow me to test the major functions of ScribeFire in a few minutes – previously, this would have taken hours manual testing – and already, the tests have uncovered bugs in ScribeFire’s support for Tumblr, Posterous, Blogger, WordPress, and Xanga. (These bugs have been fixed for the next update.)

If you run a blogging service that you want ScribeFire to support (or if you’re a fan of a service for which you want support added), here’s what you can do: create a test account for use by ScribeFire and email the blog URL, username, and password to chris@scribefire.com. (Do not send usernames or passwords for your real accounts.) I’ll add these accounts to the gamut of tests that run before I release a new version of ScribeFire; if any bugs have arisen that affect the way that ScribeFire interacts with those accounts, I’ll be able to fix them before causing you any trouble.

I already have test accounts for the following services: Blogger, WordPress, Tumblr, Posterous, LiveJournal, and Xanga. Accounts for Drupal, Joomla, and MovableType/TypePad are high on my wishlist.

May 25, 2011

ScribeFire Next 1.7 Released

Filed under: Announcements, Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, Releases, Safari, ScribeFire Next -- Christopher Finke @ 11:03pm

Version 1.7 of ScribeFire for Chrome, Opera, and Safari, and ScribeFire Next for Firefox, is now available. This version includes the following changes:

New Features

  • Added AdBull monetization option for bloggers

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed bug causing error message to be displayed after successful Posterous post
  • Fixed Zemanta Related Articles feature

Google Chrome users, download ScribeFire 1.7 for Google Chrome here.

Safari users, download ScribeFire 1.7 for Safari here.

Firefox users, you can download ScribeFire Next 1.7 for Firefox here.

Opera users, you can download ScribeFire 1.7 for Opera here.

May 14, 2011

ScribeFire Next 1.6 Released

Filed under: Announcements, Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, Releases, Safari, ScribeFire, ScribeFire Next -- Christopher Finke @ 03:33pm

Version 1.6 of ScribeFire for Chrome, Opera, and Safari, and ScribeFire Next for Firefox, is now available. This version includes the following changes:

New Features

  • Drag-and-drop image uploading in Chrome and Firefox. Just drag and drop one or more images into the editor, and they will upload automatically. (Note: This feature is still a work in progress; please report any bugs you experience with it.)
  • Notes will now import from ScribeFire for Firefox into ScribeFire Next.
  • Ability to insert related images from Zemanta.
  • Import/export feature to help you move your ScribeFire settings between computers.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed image uploading to WordPress in Firefox
  • Updated Posterous API functions
  • Fixed display of non-ASCII fonts in Firefox.
  • Fixed support for new YouTube embed code
  • Pressing Return in the the “Add a link” dialog now submits the form and closes the dialog.
  • Improved import process of blogs from earlier versions of ScribeFire

Google Chrome users, download ScribeFire 1.6 for Google Chrome here.

Safari users, download ScribeFire 1.6 for Safari here.

Firefox users, you can download ScribeFire Next 1.6 for Firefox here.

Opera users, you can download ScribeFire 1.6 for Opera here.

February 7, 2011

ScribeFire Goes to the Opera

Filed under: Announcements, Opera, Releases, ScribeFire Next -- Christopher Finke @ 10:53pm

ScribeFire is now available for the Opera Web browser; you can install it from the Opera Extensions website. Support for uploading images is still in progress, but everything else should work just as it does in ScribeFire for Chrome or ScribeFire Next for Firefox.

For those of you not aware, Opera is a Web browser that has been around since 1996; it’s not as widespread on the desktop as Firefox or Chrome, but it is the most popular mobile Web browser, and it’s also the browser that powers the Internet channel on the Nintendo Wii. (Odds are you’ve used Opera without even knowing it.) We’re happy to have ScribeFire be one of the first extensions available for Opera, and we hope that it can be one of the most popular as well.

December 10, 2010

Calling All Bi-linguals

Filed under: Announcements, Google Chrome, ScribeFire Next -- Christopher Finke @ 12:24pm

Do you speak more than one language? Is one of those languages English? If so, then you can help translate ScribeFire into your language!

Initial work has been completed on internationalizing ScribeFire for Chrome and ScribeFire Next for Firefox – this internationalization means that ScribeFire can now easily be translated into multiple languages.

If you’d like to help, “claim” your language in the comments and then download this text file. The official localization instructions are available from Google here, but the basic idea is that wherever you see something like

  • “message” : “I want Taco Bell.”

you translate it into your language like so:

  • “message” : “Yo quiero Taco Bell.”

Once you’ve translated as many sections as you can, e-mail your translated file to chris@scribefire.com so it can be included in the next update to ScribeFire. The global blogging community thanks you!

ScribeFire Next 1.4.0.0 for Chrome, Safari, and Firefox is here.

What’s new in this version?

  • Added support for excerpts

  •  Cleaned up the date fields for scheduling posts

  • ScribeFire now saves drafts locally if the blog doesn’t support saving them on the server; they’re referred to as “Local Drafts”

  • Post content is now kept in the editor after publishing a post
  • Better handling of invalid responses from blog APIs
  • ScribeFire now saves drafts locally if the blog doesn’t support them
  • Fixed manual blog setup
  • Fixed bug affecting HTML inside PRE tags
  • Fix to workaround buggy blog APIs

Google Chrome users, download ScribeFire 1.4.0.0 for Google Chrome here.

Safari users, download ScribeFire 1.4.0.0 for Safari here.

Firefox users, you can download ScribeFire Next 1.4.0.0 for Firefox here.