We’ve been working away on a new version of the IntenseDebate Plugin for WordPress, and now it’s ready to come your way. This version contains a bunch of improvements and enhancements, mostly on the backend, and is also WordPress 2.8 compatible. Here’s the full list of changes, which is now included as a Changelog in the readme file included with the plugin (and which can be seen in the WordPress Plugin Directory):
- Compatible with WordPress 2.5 – 2.8
- Fixed a bug where versions of WordPress below 2.7 would turn off comment threading in IntenseDebate when saving Discussion Settings in WordPress
- Improved performance of the queue system used to sync details back and forth with IntenseDebate (reduced the number of database requests made significantly)
- Improved overall compatibility with WordPressMU (and props to Israel S. for contributed code!). Compatible WordPressMU 2.6 and 2.7.
- Improved debugging/logging options (you can now save debug details to your error log, database or both)
- Improved the initial import process (and there are some more improvements coming on this one)
- Improved security of the options page via better use of nonces and whitelisted options within WordPress (where available)
- Improved syncing of comment moderations
- Improved translatability so that we can get the plugin localized into other languages!
So as you can see, there’s a lot more in there than just WordPress 2.8 compatibility. In amongst all of this, there have also been a number of small improvements to the way that IntenseDebate interacts with WordPress and presents information to you while you are moderating comments.
If you’re using WordPress 2.5 or higher, or WordPressMU 2.6 or higher, we strongly recommend that you upgrade to this new version to get all the latest goodness!
If you haven’t started using IntenseDebate on your WordPress website yet, there’s no time like the present: Get started now and enhance your comments!