February 9, 2009

ScribeFire 3.2 Released

Filed under: Releases, ScribeFire, Zemanta -- Christopher Finke @ 03:00pm

We are pleased to announce the release of ScribeFire 3.2. You can install it at Mozilla Add-ons or wait for Firefox to notify you via the Automatic Updates feature.

Version 3.2 contains a few bugfixes and new features. You can read the full changelog at What’s New in ScribeFire 3.2., but the biggest new feature is ScribeFire’s integration with Zemanta.

What is Zemanta?

Zemanta helps you create rich posts by recognizing your topic and suggesting useful links and pictures. – Boštjan Špetič, Zemanta

What does this mean for you? You can now instantly add relevant pictures and links to articles to your blog posts with just a few clicks.

How do I use it?

Just write your blog posts as you normally would.

Your blog post

Then, when you’re finished, you can add content from Zemanta.

To add an image:

  1. Click on the Image button in the toolbar, and select “Find related images with Zemanta…”

    Related images with Zemanta...

  2. The right sidebar will be replaced with images returned by Zemanta that should be relevant to your post. As you can see below, it returned pictures of Hawaii based on the Hawaii-themed blog post.

  3. Click on an image’s thumbnail to add it to your post.

    Picture of Hawaii in the blog post

To add links to articles:

  1. Click on the Zemanta Articles button in the editor toolbar. (It’s the one next to the YouTube button.)

    Zemanta Article Button

  2. The sidebar will display a list of relevant articles, and links to the top four will automatically be inserted at the end of your post.

    Related articles from Zemanta at the end of the post

  3. Click on the articles in the sidebar to add or remove links to them to your post.

    Related articles in the sidebar

That’s all there is to it! For more information on Zemanta, check out their site, which includes an interactive demo.