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What You Should Know Before Installing
Before you install Acrolinx for Firefox, make sure that you've installed the following:
Check our compatibility guide if you want to know whether Acrolinx for Firefox works with your local platforms.
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, take a look at the following tasks and concepts:
The following table shows how well Acrolinx for Firefox works on some social media sites and other web tools:
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To install Acrolinx for Firefox, follow these steps:
- In a browser window, open the Acrolinx downloads page and sign in.
- Download the Acrolinx Firefox Add-on .
- Open Firefox and go to Add-ons to to open the Add-ons Manager . You could also type about:addons
in the address bar.
- Drag the downloaded file and drop it on to the Add-ons Manager page.
- Click Add 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 for Firefox, first uninstall the previous version. Then simply follow the installation procedure for the new version as described 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
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)
To use Acrolinx for Firefox you'll need to 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 .
Optional: Configure Acrolinx to Recognize Your File Type
Older servers might need some extra help recognizing some https files. You can Configure Acrolinx to Recognize Your File Type. In the Acrolinx Dashboard go to Maintenance > Configuration Properties > server/bin/format.properties to edit. Add the property 10000.HTML = https?://.* and save the file. Make sure to restart the server to activate your saved changes.