4 Essential Firefox Plugins for the Oracle Eloqua User

By March 15, 2016Technology Stack
4 Essential Firefox Plugins for the Oracle Eloqua User

When I work in Eloqua, I usually have a set of complex tasks to accomplish. Time is my enemy, so the more efficiently I can accomplish my goals, the better. As a developer, I tend to look for technological solutions. The following Firefox plugins help improve my capabilities and save me valuable time.

Duplicate This Tab

Duplicate This Tab
Duplicate This Tab has a simple function: copy the current tab to a new one. You will spend less time navigating from one area of the application to another. Depending on my goals, I will typically work in 3-4 different tabs. For example, when building a Landing Page that includes a Form, I might have one tab open to the LP, one to the Form, and another one to create Shared Lists or for other tasks.

Multiple tabs also come in handy when working on CRM Integrations. I typically have tabs for the following:

  1. Setup – Fields & View/Picklists
  2. Contacts/Accounts
  3. Integration Area
  4. CRM
  5. General or multipurpose tab

Memory Restart

Memory Restart
Memory Restart is another add-on for Firefox with a simple function. An icon will appear to the right of your address bar that is either green (low memory usage) or red (high memory usage). When Eloqua begins slowing down, simply hit the icon and restart Firefox with all of your tabs intact! Before using this plugin, getting Firefox restarted was a daunting task. Now, little time is wasted, and I can maintain the same frame of mind.

Web Developer

Web Developer Toolbar
Web Developer may seem like an extension for a certain group of people. As a Digital Marketer, you likely work with web forms often. Web Developer supplies a number of tools for easily viewing browser cookies as well as form data. Form data is extremely handy when ensuring all fields are being properly populated. Without Web Developer, the same task will take longer either through Submission Data in Eloqua’s Form editor, or by going through the browser’s Developer Tools. Web Developer has several other options to explore any web page in easy to understand charts or in-page overlays.

Some other Web Developer features:

  • Work with browser Cookies
  • Analyze CSS
  • Interact with forms
  • Get page information like a Document Outline for SEO purposes
  • Code validation
  • And more…

Screenshotter Fixed

Screenshotter Fixed
Screenshotter Fixed is an easy to use extension that also allows for screenshots of what is visible, the full-page, or sections of a page. This plugin will help you save critical cycles going back and forth over poor descriptions of interfaces, emails, and webpages. Screenshots also come in handy when a Web Conference is not available or when communicating through email or project management software like Jira. Annotation can be added easily with apps like Apple Preview. I find Screenshotter Fixed to be a nice compliment to OS X’s built-in screen capturing functionality.

We would love to hear the ways you work in Eloqua. Tweet us at @nobbe and @TegritaGroup with #EloquaTimeSavers!

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Jesse Nobbe

Senior Solutions Architect at Tegrita Consulting Group
Jesse is a Senior Solutions Architect and Tegrita's Lead Developer. He has been working in Web Development and Eloqua since 2012. Jesse currently resides in sunny Denver Colorado and is an active member of the local Eloqua User Group.