Being productive in the social media era like today is really a huge challenge. With Facebook and other social media sites are never stop tempting to be opened, your mission of being more productive will be meeting a serious obstacle.
When you have done everything to refrain from accessing Facebook but still don’t work then you need to take the last choice: blocking Facebook. If you use Firefox on your daily basis, there is a very simple way to block Facebook, using add-on.
In the previous post we have covered how to block websites on Firefox using BlockSite and LeechBlock. In this article I am going to take an example on how to block Facebook using LeechBlock.
LeechBlock is a handy Firefox add-on. It’s very easy to configure and use. Below are the two simple steps to use LeechBlock to block Facebook on Firefox.
Step 1: Install LeechBlock
Sure, the first step you have to do before being able to use LeechBlock is by installing it first. To do that, follow the steps below.
- Click the Tools menu of Firefox and select Add-ons. Or simply press the Shift+Ctrl+A.
- On the Extensions menu search for “LeechBlock” on the available search box and click the Install button.
- You will be asked to restart your Firefox.
Step 2: Configure LeechBlock
Once you done with the installation process and everything is going okay, now it’s time to configure LeechBlock to block Facebook on Firefox. Follow these steps.
- On the Tools menu of Firefox select LeechBlock –> Options.
- Type the Facebook site address without “www” and “http://” attributes on the available box and click Next.
- LeechBlock allows you to block websites on the certain period. For instance, you probably want to block Facebook only during the working hours on the weekdays. In this example, I am going to block Facebook during working hours (from 9 AM to 5 PM) from Monday to Friday so I will set the following options (see at the picture).
- Once done with those settings, click the Next button.
- By default, you will be directed to the specified page of LeechBlock every time you tried to access the blocked sites. LeechBlock allows you to set your own redirect page if you wish it. In this example, I am going to set bettertechtips.com as the redirect page. Once you done with this setting, click the OK buton.
By now, every time I tried to access Facebook on the working hours during weekdays, I will be redirected to bettertechtips.com.