I’ve recently changed comment system to something called http://www.intensedebate.com/. You can think of it as outsourcing the commenting system. The reason for this is that I find the WordPress commenting system lacking, aswell as I felt like evaluating Intense Debate to see if it’s something we could use at work.
I must say that installation was a breeze. You just install the plugin Intense Debate provides, sign up and tweak your configuration, and you’re ready to go. No need to mess with any tags, or any code at all, and as far as I can tell, it just works.
The best part is probably that importing and exporting is also a breeze, meaning that you’re not losing any data. The plugin also imported all my wordpress comments automagically, which was also a very good feature.
For now I haven’t had any comments in the new system yet, so no review of usage so far, but installation is absolutely a simple task who everyone who managed to install WordPress and any other plugin will be able to carry out.
When I’ve had a few comments I’ll make a small review of the usage from the administration side, so feel free to comment away and test ahead. Since this post is about testing a commenting system, I think it’s fair to use it for testing. So if you don’t have anything to say but just would ike to test it writing garbage, feel free, I will neither mark it as spam nor delete it unless it’s offensive.
Check out http://www.intensedebate.com/ for more information.