The wait is over! We’re pleased to announce that IntenseDebate has emerged from temporary invite mode and is now available for the taking.
Since joining Automattic, we have been hard at work scaling our infrastructure and preparing IntenseDebate to deliver super-charged comments across the web. You can finally inject some hi-octane conversational mojo into the standard comment system on your blog and website!
So what’s comment mojo magic all about? Have a look below (or at our Features page)!
WordPress Beta Plugin
We have also made our shiny new WordPress beta plugin available for download. As a collaborative effort between both our IntenseDebate crew and the Crowd Favorite team, taking this beta plugin live marks the culmination of several months of hard work. Hats off to everyone for a job well done and endless thanks to our alpha and beta testers!
So what’s the new plugin all about?
Two-Way Comment Sync
Comments made in IntenseDebate are automatically backed-up to your WordPress comment system, while your existing WordPress comments are automatically imported into IntenseDebate. You always have all of your comments so uninstalling is a one-click process if you change your mind.
Admin Panel Integration
Moderate and reply to IntenseDebate comments from your WordPress admin panel using our custom moderation page that looks and feels exactly like the WordPress page that you are used to. The only difference is the extra IntenseDebate zest we have added by including IntenseDebate avatars, reputation points, profile links and all of our other metadata gravy that you’ll love.
Search Engine Optimization
Your trackbacks and pingbacks are all automatically synced to your IntenseDebate account so you won’t have to sacrifice one bit of link love by installing IntenseDebate.
Create an account and login to IntenseDebate directly from WordPress! Syncing your accounts enables auto-login so logging into WordPress automatically logs you into IntenseDebate. Profile sync also means that comments you make are synchronized to both profiles so you maintain ownership of your profile.
WordPress admin settings like closing and opening comments on a post, and even changing your post titles, are automatically recognized and reflected in your IntenseDebate settings.
And even more feature goodness that we don’t have room for here. Interested in learning more about our WordPress beta plugin? Have a look here!
It’s good to be back!