25 Jun 2008

HTML Parsing, New Widget, New Usernames & Profile URL’s

You may have noticed some changes that were rolled out in last night’s release. Three cheers to the team for getting all this out!

HTML Parsing
ScreenshotWe’re proud to answer the call and release HTML support in IntenseDebate comments. If you’ve got the urge to add a little self-expression, feel free to add some bold or italic characters. You can also customize your links and add some photos to your comments. You can allow your readers to add images to their comments by enabling this option in your Blog Settings page (login into IntenseDebate.com, select the tab named after your blog followed by the “Settings” sub-tab). The option is located on the right side of the page under the heading “Display Settings.” Image tags are disabled by default. IntenseDebate supports the following HTML tags – <a>, <b>, <i>, <u>, <em>, <p>, <blockquote>, <br>, <strong>, <strike>, <img>.

Popular Blog Posts Widget
ScreenshotWe released a new widget that displays the most popular blog posts on your blog (as determined by the number of comments made per post). By displaying this widget on your home page, you’ll be able to breath new life into your past blog posts and drive some fresh traffic their way. This widget is the next step in bringing your content into the light (check out our past progress here & here). This widget can be found on our Add-on’s page along with our other kick-ass widgets (Blog Stats, Recent Comments, My Recent Comments, and Top Commenters).

New Usernames & Profile URL’s
After much deliberation, we’ve decided to take the plunge and update our approach to usernames and profile URL’s. Before we get any further into this, this does not have anything to do with your Display Name – your Display Name has not changed.

Basically we’ve changed your username from an account ID number to a friendlier name. Integrating your IntenseDebate account with other 3rd party services like FriendFeed will be a bit easier now. For those of you that have enabled IntenseDebate’s FriendFeed Comment Retrieval you might recall having to enter your IntenseDebate profile URL that consisted of an ugly user account ID number. Your profile URL is a little prettier and looks a little something like this: http://intensedebate.com/people/michael.

If you are using our IntenseDebate FriendFeed Comment Retrieval, you do not need to update your IntenseDebate profile URL in your FriendFeed account. You’re all set.

Here’s the skinny on the new usernames. Your username has automatically been updated. Please note that any incompatible characters were removed from your username. In addition, numbers from your IntenseDebate account ID may have been added to your username in the event that there were duplicate usernames. Again, this will not affect your IntenseDebate Display Name.

We wanted to let you know about this in case you want to set your username and profile URL to something that fits your style so you can remember it more easily. To update your username please edit your IntenseDebate user profile. We apologize for the inconvenience, but it will be worth it in the long run!

As always, please feel free to drop us a line with any questions or feedback.

Sincerely,
The fellas at IntenseDebate

Posted by Michael Koenig in features


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18 Comments »

  1. Cool! <img src="http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:NpB0_3wPMtoNqM:<a href="http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2008/04/11/science/22779317.JPG"&gt; "&gt <a href="http://;http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2008/04/11/science/22779317.JPG"&gt;” target=”_blank”>;http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2008/04/11/science/22779317.JPG"&gt;

    Comment by DevinKofsky — June 26, 2008 @ 1:26 am
  2. Great!!! Just trying… bold?

    Comment by niaboktruk — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  3. Oops! I had images turned off on our blog. Please give it another try. Thanks

    Comment by michael — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  4. Great the usernames and HTML parsing:

    <img src="http://i32.tinypic.com/2ag66ts.jpg"&gt;

    Comment by niaboktruk — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  5. Re: username: It says we don't have to update for Friendfeed. Do we need to update for Lijit or any other services that you've integrated with or does the old username "number" still work?

    Comment by bfeld — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  6. I tried to update in Friendfeed and there's an error. So I left the old and good number.

    Comment by niaboktruk — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  7. Ah ok! Image Option for ID Blog is disabled!!!

    Comment by niaboktruk — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  8. <img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v472/db0/Smilies/go.png&quot; border="0" alt="go"> Thanks so very much for finally allowing HTML. Now the previous comments on my site are displayed correctly! W00t!

    I also love that the html takes the CSS style from the site. Coolity😀

    Comment by db0 — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  9. Thanks for letting me know. We're contacting FreindFeed regarding this issue.

    Comment by michael — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  10. Cool! <img src="http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2008/04/11/science/22779317.jpg"&gt;

    Comment by DevinKofsky — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  11. ^ ^ ^
    Image Not Found.

    <img src="http://soalegria.files.wordpress.com/2008/01/gostosadodia0001.jpg&quot; />

    Comment by niaboktruk — June 27, 2008 @ 7:09 am
  12. great work guys – ID has come on leaps and bounds in the last few months

    Comment by riaz — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  13. Nice work…Keep 'em coming.

    Comment by daxmonster — January 7, 2009 @ 1:55 am
  14. BOLD bold? hahaha!😀

    Comment by Noelle Dotillos — October 2, 2009 @ 2:53 am
  15. how can i embed image?

    Comment by zacdy — December 30, 2009 @ 1:55 pm
  16. You can enable img tags in your comment settings page at http://intensedebate.com/edit-site-comments/ . img tags are disabled by default. Upload your picture to an image hosting service like flickr.com or photobucket.com, and grab the HTML for embedding the image. Include it in your comment and you'll be all set. Please let me know if you have additional questions.

    Comment by Michael Koenig — January 2, 2010 @ 4:41 am
  17. Okay, so I can italicize a book title, rather than using “quotes"? Will this work in comments for the FORWARD without having an id account? Will id support foreign character sets like פֿאָרווערטס?

    Comment by Jack — February 24, 2010 @ 10:29 pm
  18. Italics on. Italics off.
    Bold on. Bold off.

    Comment by Jack — February 25, 2010 @ 4:42 am

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