I have already talked about how much I hate DISQUS commenting system.In this post I’m going to help you with how you can install Intense debate commenting system on your blog.as it requires more click and not really commentator friendly. Some of the popular commenting system like DISQUS & intense debate can easily be integrated into BlogSpot commenting system and thus it will offer more advanced features. Though if you wish to migrate to WordPress (Tell me why you should not) in future, importing comment from intense debate comment to WordPress might be an issue.But if you are a hobby blogger and plan to stick BlogSpot for long, it’s better to kick out the default commenting system and integrate intense debate or
Sign up for Intense debate. While signing up select option which says I want to use Intense debate on my Website/Blog.
How to Add Intensedebate to Blogger:
Go to Install page and add your domain name here. In this case I’m using Custom BlogSpot domain feature.
Select platform where you want to Install Intense debate:
Now select the blogging platform where you want to install intense debate. In our case it’s BlogSpot.
There are two Installation method 1) Template 2)Widget. Widget method is easy but it might slow down load time. So we will go ahead with the Template method. Also you have an option to add Intense debate system to only new blog post or integrate it completely into your BlogSpot system (old posts). I would go for later one, as readers might like to add comments to old and evergreen posts.
Login to your BlogSpot blog, click on Template >backup/Restore and download your current template. Click on Choose file and upload the template which you just downloaded:
On the next page it will give you updated code. Simply copy it and go to your Edit HTML mode of your template, Select all and paste the code. It will replace old codes with new codes which is also integrated with Intense debate system. Click on save template and check out your blog. If you have done everything as mentioned above, you will see a commenting system like this:
It might take little time before all BlogSpot comments will sync to intense debate commenting system. But once done, you can easily start using the power of intense debate and probably you might start seeing more comments on your BlogSpot blog.
I would love to know your experience with Intense debate system. Would you recommend the same to other BlogSpot bloggers or you would recommend DISQUS or any other commenting system?