IntenseDebate Introduces Plugins

Posted by Artem Russakovskii on March 5th, 2009 in Wordpress

image IntenseDebate, a popular WordPress comment enhancer recently acquired by Automattic (the creator of WP), just announced plugin support. It’s a nice touch to the already useful commenting system that allows threading, easier comment moderation, reputation, voting, etc.

Let’s have a look at some of the announced plugins. Here’s what the comment block looks like with plugins enabled:



This plugins allows you to add a poll to your comment. By the way, PollDaddy is also an Automattic brand.



Seesmic enables video comments that you can record right off your webcam.



I think this one is self-explanatory – you can easily insert youtube videos into your comments.



Adds smiley support.


You can activate the plugins by going to the IntenseDebate dashboard and clicking the new Plugins tab.

In conclusion, here’s a nice WP hosted video that explains the new features:

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  • Kathy Seals

    Thanks for the info.
    The blog I frequent a lot just started using Intense Debate. I personally don't like it because of all the bugs. Since it looks like we may be stuck with it for a while the least I can do is try and talk them in to adding some smileys. 🙂
    Thanks again.

  • Billy

    I know that this is a bit of an old post (Seesmic is done now) but I find the idea of conversation on blogs interesting and any way that we can get our sites to have more ownership by the visitor the better.

    I have tried things like polls, questions, and commenting and I find the best way to spark conversation is to have a devisive but not an angry topic, you know like an article that debates apples vs bananas as the best fruit and let people decide in the comments with me moderating within the comments