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FireBugger (0.8)

by Olha Pelishok last modified 2009-03-10
Released on 2009-03-08 by Sean Fulmer for Plone 2.5 under -- available for All platforms.
Software development stage: stable
FireBugger makes the Firebug Lite interactive Javascript console available on your Plone site.

FireBugger is a product that adds the Firebug Lite interactive Javascript console to Plone.

For complete information and documentation of Firebug and Firebug Lite, see:

FireBugger was initially built with from DIYPloneStyle 2.5, a skeleton product ready for building new graphical designs for Plone, and was extensively modified afterwards. Re-generation from DIYPloneStyle will probably break FireBugger. :)


Place FireBugger in the Products directory of your Zope instance and restart the server.

The classic way:

  • Go to the 'Site Setup' page in the Plone interface and click on the 'Add/Remove Products' link.
  • Choose the product (check its checkbox) and click the 'Install' button.

Uninstall -- This can be done from the same management screen, but only if you installed it from the quick installer.

The Generic Setup way:

In the ZMI, go to 'portal_setup' and, (1) select the 'Properties' tab and choose FireBugger in the popup list before clicking 'Update'. Then (2) go to the 'Import' tab and click 'Import all steps'.
While adding a Plone Site to Zope (from the ZMI), you can select FireBugger in the proposed Extension Profiles to have it installed automatically during the creation of the portal.

Note: You may have to empty your browser cache to see the effects of the product installation.

Using FireBugger

To use the options provided by FireBugger, go to Site Setup in your Plone site. From there, click the Firebugger control panel configlet. The configlet will present three options:

  • Disabled - means the Firebug Lite console is not enabled on your site. Make sure you have removed all debugger-related code from your Javascripts before you select this option, otherwise you'll experience JS errors when your code tries to talk to Firebug Lite.
  • Enabled - means the Firebug Lite console is enabled on your site.  Press F12 or CTRL-SHIFT-L to bring up the console. See for further documentation.
  • Inactive - means the Firebug Lite console is not available, but debugger-related code in yout Javascripts will not throw errors.
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