|Acrolinx for Firefox||1.0|
What You Should Know Before Installing
Before you install Acrolinx for Firefox, make sure that you have the following software installed:
|Mozilla Firefox||48 or later|
Check our compatibility guide if you want to know if Acrolinx for Firefox works with your local platform and with your Acrolinx platform.
IntroductionYou can use Acrolinx for Firefox to check content in editable fields on most web pages. Acrolinx for Firefox is great if you have web content that you want to check but don't yet have an Acrolinx product to use in your web CMS.
For example, you can check content in articles you write in an online help center like Zendesk. You can even check an email in Gmail or check content in a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) tool.
To get started, review the following tasks and concepts:
The following table shows whether we support Acrolinx for Firefox on some social media sites or other web tools:
|Zendesk Help Center||Yes|
Here's how to install Acrolinx:
- In a browser window, open the Acrolinx downloads page and sign in.
- Download the Acrolinx Firefox Add-on .
Open Firefox and go to
to open the
in the address bar.
- Drag the downloaded file and drop it on to the Add-ons Manager page.
- Click Install when the notification appears that asks you if you'd like to install the add-on.
- When the installation is done, click OK! .
To update Acrolinx, you need to download and install the new version. You don't need to remove the older version first, just follow the install procedure above.
If you click to show the Sidebar and the icon turns red, , it means that we can't show the Sidebar on that page. Try to show the Sidebar on a different page.
- Secure the Acrolinx Server with SSL because Acrolinx for Firefox only connects to Acrolinx Servers using HTTPS. This means that the server address in the Sidebar has to start with the prefix HTTPS and follow this pattern: https://<SERVER_ADDRESS>:<PORT>.
- Enable Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) on the Acrolinx Server. Check out this article on how to Enable Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) on your Core Server .