12 Nov 2009

Give a little luv to your comments with the IntenseDebate CommentLuv Plugin

Andy Bailey, the code ninja behind CommentLuv, has been working to get CommentLuv integrated with IntenseDebate, and we’re pumped to let you know that the shiny new ID CommentLuv plugin is ready for primetime! CommentLuv has been always been a widely requested feature, and with good reason – it’s the perfect fit for IntenseDebate, and will go a long way in helping strengthen your community. You can check out Andy’s post here.

So what’s CommentLuv?

CommentLuv rewards your readers and helps you discover new and interesting posts by automatically adding a titled link to the comment authors last blog post when they comment.

Just like all of our plugins, activating is one simple click of the mouse and you’re done. When you’re logged in, go to http://intensedebate.com/plugins, find the CommentLuv plugin, and hit “Activate”. That’s it! Make sure you check out our other plugins like PollDaddy Polls, After the Deadline spelling and grammar checker, and loads more.
commentluv

Using the CommentLuv plugin is a piece of cake. Just select the CommentLuv checkbox, enter your site URL, and select the post that you’d like to link to. Type your comment, hit submit, and voilà – you’re done! We’ve activated the plugin on our blog, so give a try below.

using commentluv

Interested in flexing your own coding muscles and developing a super-slick plugin? Check out our Plugin Resources and documentation. You can also check out our Plugins blog post for more information.

Hats off to Andy for his work to bring CommentLuv to IntenseDebate!

Posted by Michael Koenig in features


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41 Comments

  1. no nofollow on the links?

    Comment by operamaniac — November 12, 2009 @ 10:16 pm
  2. IntenseDebate is written in JavaScript, so this isn't an issue since JavaScript isn't indexed. However with the WordPress plugin we output the WP comments in the noscript tag so if you had nofollow before it will still be nofollow.

    Comment by Michael Koenig — November 12, 2009 @ 10:48 pm
  3. ah thats cool :)

    btw matt cutts recently stated that google bot can now read some javascript. that is probably going to change a lot of things in the future. :)
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    Comment by operamaniac — November 12, 2009 @ 10:54 pm
  4. Great to see more plugins coming onstream.

    On the issue of nofollow, there is pretty strong evidence that Google does, in fact, follow links even when they are nofollow, giving some amount of Pagerank to sites that have a lot of nofollow links pointing at them. Yes, this pretty much defeats the purpose of nofollow, but Google has probably calculated that ignoring it helps make their index more accurate. I would guess that Google awards less Pagerank for nofollow links, but it does seem to award something, people are getting measurable results.

    Worth bearing in mind, anyway.

    Comment by donnacha | WordSkill — November 12, 2009 @ 11:10 pm
  5. for some reason the link left above does not work in the JS disabled mode. you might want to check it out. :S

    Comment by operamaniac — November 13, 2009 @ 6:36 am
  6. Testing….

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    Comment by ImedRx — November 13, 2009 @ 12:57 pm
  7. I've never used CommentLuv, though I've known about it for a while.
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    Comment by Jim Stitzel — November 13, 2009 @ 2:04 pm
  8. I'm a fan! What do you think?

    Comment by Michael Koenig — November 13, 2009 @ 4:57 pm
  9. None too shabby. :)
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    Comment by Jim Stitzel — November 13, 2009 @ 5:06 pm
  10. What's the class for the CommentLuv plugin? I'd like to be able to style it in order to visually isolate it from the main body of comments.
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    Comment by Jim Stitzel — November 13, 2009 @ 6:43 pm
  11. the checkbox and text are in a div with id commentluv, there is also a initially hidden div with id lastposts which is used for the pull down box. all of it is enclosed in a div with id of all_luv

    Comment by CommentLuv — November 13, 2009 @ 11:24 pm
  12. Odd. I've tried styling the CommentLuv section with the div IDs you specified but to no effect.
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    Comment by Jim Stitzel — November 14, 2009 @ 2:16 pm
  13. testing commentluv

    Comment by lon — November 16, 2009 @ 2:14 am
  14. thanks and may I request,
    plugin language translator like google translator

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    Comment by Nursani Ahmad — November 16, 2009 @ 5:46 am
  15. I'm Not really sure how it works… :S
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    Comment by JosephStalin — November 16, 2009 @ 7:11 am
  16. Yeah well it would be really useful if you could get to the plugin page without a whole heap of jumping through hoops.

    What the heck does an 'Invalid Site ID' mean?

    Comment by Nigel Powell — November 16, 2009 @ 6:58 pm
  17. Comment by Michael Koenig — November 16, 2009 @ 7:03 pm
  18. If you're logged into your account you should be able to go to http://intensedebate.com/plugins and access your plugins. If you have more than one blog setup with your account you will be prompted to choose a blog account. Is this not the case?

    Comment by Michael Koenig — November 16, 2009 @ 7:05 pm
  19. What I get is the 'Invalid Site ID' message even though I am logged into the account. And I verified my email. And I ran around in circles 3 times and spat to the East. Getting to a product feature page shouldn't be this difficult, should it?

    Comment by Nigel Powell — November 16, 2009 @ 7:27 pm
  20. Please make sure your browser preferences are set to accept third party cookies.

    Comment by Michael Koenig — November 16, 2009 @ 7:40 pm
  21. Oh c'mon, that's a pretty standard newbie suggestion isn't it? I've had no trouble so far with my cookies running Firefox on a Vista machine.

    Comment by Nigel Powell — November 17, 2009 @ 12:13 am
  22. Very cool plugin, however, it would be nice if we could style it, or at least have it styled differently so a comment can be somewhat separated from the comluv link..

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    Comment by DaKing240 — November 17, 2009 @ 10:21 am
  23. Neat!
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    Comment by Precious — November 17, 2009 @ 12:17 pm
  24. hi it's lily800hip:D

    Comment by lily800hip — November 17, 2009 @ 8:39 pm
  25. Cool! Great idea for a feature. I'll be installing it on my blogs
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    Comment by joanna — November 18, 2009 @ 9:00 am
  26. Wasn't there a feature in the original CommentLuv Plugin that most recent post is automatically chosen? (Somehow I don't like the "Site URL" field…) ;)

    Comment by Memorandum — November 18, 2009 @ 11:24 am
  27. Does the Site URL field replace the normal URL field too??? I just wondered where it went :D

    Comment by Memorandum — November 18, 2009 @ 11:36 am
  28. Thanks!

    Comment by DakotaSoft — November 23, 2009 @ 10:27 am
  29. [...] this link: Give a little luv to your comments with the IntenseDebate CommentLuv Plugin [...]

  30. so far your application is a dud! I can't import Blogger comments into ID…

    your FAQ has instructions which lead nowhere… have you removed that capability??? There's no such tab as BLOG TOOLS…

    please help

    Comment by Andrereis — December 1, 2009 @ 4:32 am
  31. Unfortunately we have disabled our Blogger importer. We plan on offering it in the future after we rework the code. We will update our FAQ entry. Sorry for the confusion and inconvenience.

    Comment by Michael Koenig — December 1, 2009 @ 5:08 am
  32. I just enabled CommentLuv! Thanks for this feature!

    Comment by DailyManila.com — December 17, 2009 @ 11:30 pm
  33. Wow this looks awsome, I'll definitely be adding it to our WorkoutBOX Blog

    Comment by WorkoutBOX — January 3, 2010 @ 7:05 pm
  34. does commentluv work on all versions of wordpress?

    Comment by Online PC Support — April 22, 2010 @ 7:07 pm
  35. [...] Plugin Temporarily Disabled Tags: CommentLuv, plugins, update The IntenseDebate CommentLuv Plugin is currently encountering a service connection issue that is interfering with our comment system. [...]

  36. cannot install! :'(

    Comment by thekfunc — June 6, 2010 @ 9:45 pm
  37. Please send me details of the issue and your URL at support@intensedebate.com and I'll take a look. Thanks.

    Comment by michael — June 7, 2010 @ 4:07 pm
  38. [...] — This is a plugin that will pull your latest blog post title into your post automatically. It’s a simple way to [...]

  39. I'm very confused about CommentLuv. I purchased the developer version of CommentLuv but it seems that I can't use it with DebateDebate and can only use the version that exists with the plug-in. Is there a reason to purchase CommentLuv when using DebateDebate?

    Comment by PhilEsq — January 2, 2012 @ 7:23 pm
  40. Hi Phil,
    The premium version is primarily for the native comments system as it adds features that Require you to add your own settings which communicated to intense debate on your blog.

    You do get other options that you can take advantage of if you have premium and intense debate like having 10 posts to choose from plus 5 of your favourite posts or pages available to leave with your comment on any blog that has commentluv.

    You also get a guaranteed listing on the commentluv search engine as long as you
    have premium activated on your site.

    You also get to specify your own info panel content which is shown on any commentluv blog that you have left a comment on but if you don’t want to take advantage of those things then feel free to ask for a full refund by submitting a support ticket at commentluv.com

    Comment by CommentLuv — January 2, 2012 @ 11:07 pm
  41. Sorry, the iPad doesn't deal with textareas very well! I meant the first paragraph to say that commentluv premium features require you to add settings that cannot be communicated to the intense debate comments system so things like social enticements and other features cannot be included

    Comment by CommentLuv — January 2, 2012 @ 11:10 pm

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