WordPress’s default comment system isn’t exactly the greatest, and whilst you can improve the comment system manually, not everyone has the time or skill to do so. Thankfully, one of Automattic’s recent acquisitions, IntenseDebate can help.
Before we dive into installing IntenseDebate (which is really easy!), here is why you should use it, according to the IntenseDebate website:
So IntenseDebate is pretty much everything you could want from a comment system, so next we’re going to walk through the installation.
First thing is to go to www.intensedebate.com and signup. Next you’ll be asked to enter the URL of the site you want to install IntenseDebate on. Do so and click next. Assuming you’re running WordPress, you’ll be told you need to install the plugin:
Before you intsall the plugin, make sure you backup your database.
Once you’re backed up, follow the instructions above to step four. Once you’re at the tab, login with the account you just created, and then on the next screen click the big ‘Import Comments’ button. Sit back whilst your comments import themselves. When it is done, this screen will appear:
You’ll find a whole load of options to fiddle around with, so fiddle away, and then you’re done. Told you it way easy!