Enable Google Gears at WordPress

I was using Google Gears on Firefox 2.x long time ago until a Google Gears developer broke some codes that crash with Firefox. And after upgraded to WordPress 2.8, I did not see the ‘Turbo’ sign anymore. I thought Google Gears is still not ready for Firefox 3.5 yet. Haha… I was wrong. The option to turn on Google Gears is at the WordPress Tools section all the while (I don’t even notice there are ‘Tools’ section until I read from a plugin readme 😛 ).


Okay, what is Gears? Gears is an open source browser extension that lets developers create web applications that can run offline. Gears provides three key features like…

  • A local server, to cache and serve application resources (HTML, JavaScript, images, etc.) without needing to contact a server
  • A database, to store and access data from within the browser
  • A worker thread pool, to make web applications more responsive by performing expensive operations in the background

Your blogging time will be shortening with this Google Gears enabled. It will cut short the loading time, but you still need time to think what to write and type. Try it and believe it. 😉