21 Jul 2009

WordPress Plugin v2.4 *BETA*

Hey everyone! We’ve been studiously working on a new version of our WordPress plugin, v2.4. This latest version contains a lot of changes, and a few new features that will be extra-handy if you’re just getting started. Given all of the changes, we’d love your help beta testing to make sure it’s all smooth sailing.

So, what’s new?

  • Lots of optimizations on when/where to load ID resources (CSS/JS) to improve page load times
  • Switched to inline JS/CSS in the admin to prevent loading the WP engine again
  • Now loading ID comment UI via the script object method, rather than direct <script> inclusion
  • Removed some unnecessary options and just used smart defaults
  • Changed so that there is no backup comments template — your theme MUST have something available, even if it’s very simple
  • Made the option to reset the plugin available before import was completed
  • Added the ability to reset your import any time during the installation process if you’re having problems
  • Standardized on no-www for URLs
  • Reversed the order of comment imports (starts oldest first now)
  • Added Ping/Pong function for network diagnostics
  • Cleaned up translatable strings and now shipping with a POT file for translations (translations will be ONLY for the plugin admin interface, not for anything on intensedebate.com or on the comments themselves, yet)
  • Improved comment count links within wp-admin
  • Updated some screenshots
  • Now using a stable tag, rather than trunk, in the wp.org plugins directory

Feel free to check the Changelog for past versions of the plugin.

You may notice that a few changes have come directly from community requests/suggestions, and we love that so keep the feedback coming. We’re really excited about this release – there are some solid improvements to the whole experience, and it allows us to continue focusing on the IntenseDebate service from our end, including new features and functionality.

If you’re interested in getting in on the beta (that means actually telling us if there are any problems!), then please email us at labs@intensedebate.com, and make sure you include the URL to the website where you’re planning on installing this beta version. We’ll email you back with the plugin and some extra information to get you started. Thanks in advance!

Posted by Beau Lebens in WordPress Plugin


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35 Comments »

  1. Can't wait to test this. Looking forward to the quicker load time!

    Comment by Chris — July 22, 2009 @ 3:05 am
  2. Thanks Chris! Please make sure you email labs@intensedebate.com.

    Comment by Michael Koenig — July 22, 2009 @ 3:11 am
  3. great stuff!

    Comment by human3rror — July 22, 2009 @ 11:32 am
  4. how do i upgrade from v2.3? do i need to uninstall v2.3, then download v2.4 and install that? is there an easier way?

    Comment by Aaron (AaHa) Harms — July 23, 2009 @ 6:18 am
  5. Hi Aaron – 2.4 is not publicly available just yet. Once our beta testing period is complete, you will be able to use the automatic upgrade feature within WordPress to install the new version, or download it from the WordPress plugin directory.

    If you'd like to participate in the beta test (which will involve manually updating) then just email us at the address given in the post above and we'll get you started.

    Comment by Beau Lebens — July 23, 2009 @ 6:40 am
  6. Still waiting for localization feature… =/

    Comment by Bernardo Pina — July 23, 2009 @ 1:23 pm
  7. Hi Bernardo, please see my reply above to Juan. We're also working on some options for more localization throughout the entire site, but that's a little further off.

    Comment by Beau Lebens — July 23, 2009 @ 8:02 pm
  8. Sorry, i was not clear about what i wantes. I need the translation feature on the entire IntenseDebate interface, not just the admin plugin. I'll only be able to install it on my blog when i can put ID on pt-br language and i'm waiting impatientely for this! =/

    Comment by Bernardo Pina — July 23, 2009 @ 8:22 pm
  9. We're working on that as well — it's coming🙂

    Comment by Beau Lebens — July 27, 2009 @ 3:38 am
  10. Will this new version address comment ID not validating on W3C? Each comment ID has to have a unique name according to the validator.

    Comment by tabloidtrisha — July 23, 2009 @ 5:29 pm
  11. Can you guys please work on the problem of ID not loading at all on Firefox 3.5.1 while working on this? I can't use your comments!

    Comment by komosucksass — July 25, 2009 @ 8:25 am
  12. Hi – we haven't seen any problem with this, indeed I'm using FF3.5.1 right now to type this message. Do you have a specific URL where this is happening that we can check out?

    Comment by Beau Lebens — July 27, 2009 @ 3:39 am
  13. Please add CAPTCHA support.

    Comment by fatihhayri — July 25, 2009 @ 1:11 pm
  14. Do you know if Intense Debate will be ported to WordPress.com?

    Thanks!

    Comment by Redge — July 25, 2009 @ 11:41 pm
  15. In response to Komo's comment earlier ID seems to be working perfectly ok on FF 3.5.1 (eg:http://www.diaspora.ie/starship/).

    Comment by Mick — July 26, 2009 @ 10:39 pm
  16. Correction: http://www.diaspora.ie/starship/ – running FF 3.5.1 here and can't see any probs.

    Comment by Mick — July 26, 2009 @ 10:41 pm
  17. This is all great, but I'm trying to install the feature on my Typepad blog, but your system keeps telling me that it's already registered and won't let me continue.

    Comment by WernerPatels — July 30, 2009 @ 7:24 am
  18. Cab you please email support@intensedebate.com with this info? We'll get this all worked out.

    Comment by Michael Koenig — July 30, 2009 @ 4:06 pm
  19. No, don't worry. I've given up on using ID on Typepad. I am using it, though, on my Blogger-hosted site, and it works very well there.

    Comment by WernerPatels — July 30, 2009 @ 4:38 pm
  20. Sorry for the delay. I'd be happy to help if you're willing. Thanks.

    Comment by Michael Koenig — August 4, 2009 @ 7:05 pm
  21. Nice keep up the good work ; )

    Comment by AnotherSociety — July 31, 2009 @ 12:05 pm
  22. This looks great! I'm excited to start using it for myself. Keep up the great work guys, you never fail to impress me.

    Comment by cjmasoni — August 2, 2009 @ 5:19 pm
  23. Still waiting to be able to login to IntenseDebate from blog posts via Safari Browser (Mac specifically). Twitter login works though.

    Comment by @rosslarocco — August 2, 2009 @ 6:25 pm
  24. hey its useful blog.,
    Work from home

    Comment by prashant — August 3, 2009 @ 3:59 pm
  25. hey its useful blog.,
    Work from home

    Comment by prashant — August 3, 2009 @ 3:59 pm
  26. very idiomatic blog..

    Work from home

    Comment by prashant — August 3, 2009 @ 6:01 pm
  27. Translate for portuguese (Pt-BR) Please! Thks!

    Comment by Rodrigo Henrik — August 3, 2009 @ 6:25 pm
  28. Yes! agree with Rodrigo Henrik, or give us resource to translate default variables like:

    #submit comment =
    #report =
    #reply =
    #Post a new comment =

    etc..

    if only client interface is translate…jut to be great!

    Comment by jedimaster — August 3, 2009 @ 7:54 pm
  29. Nice, but…FRONTEND SPANISH TRANSLATION PLEASE !!!!!!!!!!!

    If you enable the community to do it, it will be ready in no time really.

    Are you planning further integration with Buddypress plugin ?

    Comment by @josemv — August 4, 2009 @ 7:41 pm
  30. […] find out more about the new features and changes in this version, you can read the announcement about the initial beta testing. If you are already using IntenseDebate then you should get an upgrade notification in your […]

  31. Today was one of those days however. ,

    Comment by Settor78 — October 22, 2009 @ 10:05 pm

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