6 Oct 2009

Blog Account Pages and Admin Panel Redesign

We’re excited to announce the latest release for our IntenseDebate.com interface redesign: your brand new Admin Panel and Blog Account pages. We’re sure that you’ve noticed the unmistakable design changes to the Blog Overview, Moderation, Comment History, Plugins, Settings and Layout, and Tools pages, and we think you’ll agree that it’s a major improvement!

Over the past weeks we have released redesigns for our homepage, your User Account page, and your account Dashboard and Following page.  These releases feature our new sidebar navigation. So far your feedback has been excellent, and we’re pleased to hear that you’ve found it to be much improved (we were told that it was “life changing” and we agree!).

Our old blog account pages were definitely due for an overhaul, especially the Settings page.  That was our go-to page when we introduced new admin features, and admittedly it was getting a bit crowded.  The redesign embraces the sidebar and has split your old Blog Settings into a couple of different tabs:

  • Blog Account overview: manage email notification settings, blog title and RSS.
  • Moderation: for all of your spam and moderation management tools.
  • Layout: customize your comment section components and language options.
  • Comments: manage Facebook Connect, Twitter Sign-in, along with all of your other comment settings.
  • Custom CSS: this is a brand new tab where you can style and add new CSS to your comment section without having to upload files anywhere!
  • Miscellaneous: customize your comment links among other elements.

Give it a try and let us know what you think! There’s more to come (especially for our moderation page) so keep an eye on our blog for more info.

Posted by Michael Koenig in features


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8 Comments »

  1. Awesome. Love the new look. Stumbled on it the other day I think.🙂

    Comment by Samuel — October 7, 2009 @ 7:40 pm
  2. that's really nice!

    Comment by digohs — August 10, 2010 @ 8:41 pm
  3. As I've said before, it's great guys, congratulations!😉

    Comment by Rafael Fischmann — October 7, 2009 @ 8:09 pm
  4. Looks great. Another job well done!

    Comment by Chris — October 7, 2009 @ 10:26 pm
  5. hi a commenter of mine sent me an email that he tried to leave a comment in my blog and saw that it posted but after that when he returned, it disappeared. he even thought i deleted it but I ddin't touch anything. please check

    thanks for the updates! More power!

    Comment by Mikes — October 8, 2009 @ 4:27 am
  6. Hi Mikes. Any chance you can email me details at support@intensedebate.com please? Helpful info: link to the post in question; username or user info that you have. Thanks!

    Comment by Michael Koenig — October 9, 2009 @ 7:25 am
  7. Would be cool to see before/after screenshots on a post like this.

    Comment by photomatt — October 9, 2009 @ 7:07 am
  8. I have two suggestions for future:
    1. I have several sites with ID installed. I have to switch between the sites to manage the comments on each. A single dashboard where I could manage the comments from all my sites would really be helpful.
    2. There is a function to display a short notice to users. However, that only displays if a user is logged in to ID. What I need is a separate dispay that I could configure. I would add more explanation to the non-logged users that they have to sign up with ID and log in before commenting.

    Comment by Ray — October 16, 2009 @ 4:07 pm

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