19 Oct 2007

Release: New WordPress Plugin With Importing And Exporting Capability

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We are happy to announce the release of our updated WordPress plugin.

Like our recent Blogger release, the new WordPress plugin incorporates both an importer and an exporter into the mix. With the importer, bloggers will be able to bring all of their previous blog comments into Intense Debate comment format. This is made very easy by simply clicking one button in a blogger’s WordPress control panel. The exporter is also simple and also allows our WordPress publishers the ability to give our system a try risk free. They can always deactivate our system and have all their ID comments exported to their WordPress system.

We will be notifying our WordPress publishers of this upgrade.

Along with the WordPress plugin upgrade we have release a series of bug fixes and optimizations. This includes a rewrite of the login system and optimizations to make our system load faster.

You may also notice some changes to our design as we make improvements based upon feedback. This includes some small changes like the collapse button within the comments and the RSS button.

Over the last week we have also released our new anonymous avatars. This is based on open source code found here http://digitalconsumption.com/forum/180. These avatars are generated according to a user’s ip address and uses a combination of shapes and colors to create a unique avatar for each commenter. The problem this helps to solve is where one anonymous commenter tries to impersonate another by using the same screename and url. With each user having their own different avatar, it is also nicer to look at because there is no longer the empty box with a question mark for each user.

As always, if you have more suggestions for how we can get better you can leave a comment on this post or leave a note in our forums.

Posted by Isaac Keyet in WordPress Plugin

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  1. I couldn't find it either, the link is broken, This is precisely what i have been looking for, because those grey men ruin an otherwise brilliant design.

    Comment by NPTO — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  2. WP Plugin does not seem to be functional – yet. 😦

    Comment by JessanDunnOtis — June 8, 2009 @ 4:33 pm
  3. I can't work out how to import my old blogger comments. Can someone please help me? I'd really like to have them back

    Comment by joanna — November 17, 2009 @ 12:52 pm
  4. Unfortunately we have disabled our blogger importer until we can get the bugs smoothed out. I apologize for the inconvenience and frustration – I know this isn't the answer you were hoping for.

    Currently if you configure your IntenseDebate settings to put IntenseDebate on all posts it will replace your blogger commenting system and that includes all of your previous blogger comments. However if you set IntenseDebate to show on posts without comments IntenseDebate will appear on all posts that have yet to receive any comments (including all future posts). Sorry for the confusion.
    My recent post The Bean Experience

    Comment by Michael Koenig — November 17, 2009 @ 5:40 pm
  5. Any idea when this feature should be available again?
    My recent post Book review: Mark Driscoll & Gerry Breshears- Death by love

    Comment by joanna — November 17, 2009 @ 11:53 pm
  6. Unfortunately there is no current ETA. Sorry, I wish I had better news.

    Comment by Michael Koenig — November 18, 2009 @ 12:15 am
  7. Once again, this appears to be great news for those who own blogs and incorporate (i.e. pay for) Intense Debate. I'm all for that.
    What I wonder, however, is what benefit there may be for the commenters who actually make the blogs happen.
    Will we have better editing features? Can we finally incorporate smiley faces and other crap? What, in other words, are you offering for those of us who actually make ID happen?

    Comment by JimNordblom — November 18, 2009 @ 12:46 am
  8. Hi Jim. We offer smileys but they need to be enabled by the site admin. They're a plugin that's available for site admins to incorporate. You can add a smiley in our comment section. 🙂

    What sort of editing features are you interested in? We love feedback – what else are you interested in?

    Comment by Michael Koenig — November 18, 2009 @ 12:49 am
  9. Thanks for the smiley info, Michael. Fat chance of KATU giving an OK to that.
    As to the editing, I would like to incorporate italics and the occasional BOLD without using caps. I know I can do this through JAVA script, but, somehow that seems like cheating, since most users are unaware of the engine.
    Nice to talk with you again. I hope all is going well for you.
    I still picture you guys on an island somewhere, with all of the things that go with tropical islands and successful entrepreneurs.
    My best,

    Comment by JimNordblom — November 18, 2009 @ 1:13 am
  10. Heya Jim – Italics you precede what you want to make italic with < em > and end with < /em > ( no spaces )
    For Bold" you precede with "< strong >" and end with "< /strong >" ( no spaces )
    To underline you precede with "< u >" and end with "< /u >" ( no spaces )
    There are other formatting things you can do ( ul .. li .. etc )

    Comment by OscarYeager — November 18, 2009 @ 6:08 am
  11. Awesome! Thanks for your help Oscar! B)

    My recent post The Bean Experience

    Comment by Michael Koenig — November 18, 2009 @ 6:24 am
  12. Dittos from me, Dude. but, you must admit, that this kinda proves my point.

    Comment by JimNordblom — November 18, 2009 @ 7:04 am
  13. You, sir, are always a breath of fresh air and are truly appreciated.

    Comment by JimNordblom — November 18, 2009 @ 7:12 am

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