I was looking for a Firefox extension that would fill out certain forms automatically which would help me a lot because I'm filling out a lot of forms to test out new sites and register for products. The guys over at Downloadsquad (no longer available) found a nice Firefox extension called FireForm which does exactly what I was looking for.
Fireform helps you fill out most forms automatically when you right-click the icon of the extension in the status bar and select fill in this page, or when you left-click the icon instead. You will have to create a profile before you can start using the automatic fill option. The profile is independent from existing Firefox profiles and will be used only for the FireForm extension.
You can add information like names, contact information (email, phone), address and misc information like birthday. Once the profile is created you can use FireForm or create more profiles for other users that use this computer or other identities you want to use.
There may be the time when you come upon a website that uses a field that is not covered by the default selection that you edited in your FireForm profile.That's not a big issue though as you can add custom fields to the extension so that it is fully compatible with the extension. You need to use the Display Fields option then to get started.
Now hover over the field that you want to add and FireForm should display information about that field, the most important is the name that the developers have chosen for it. Remember that name and go to tools > fireform > advanced profiles management and add a description that you can choose freely, a value that should be automatically entered and the trigger that was displayed when you hovered over the form.
Sites tend to use different names for the same subject and you will have to edit those settings often in the beginning. You can add additional triggers to a form by separating them with ";".
Update: The extension does not seem to work anymore. I suggest you use Autofill Forms instead.
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