How to Integrate Intense Debate Commenting System into BlogSpot Blogs

I have already talked about how much I hate BlogSpot default commenting system 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 DISQUS commenting system.In this post I’m going to help you with how you can install Intense debate commenting system on your blog.

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.

Intense-debate-add-URL Second step is to login with your Intense debate account info, which we created in the first step.


 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.


Installation Method:


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.

Read: How to get more comments on 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?

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Harsh Agrawal is a blog scientist and a passionate blogger. He is blogging since 2008 & writes about Blogging, SEO, Make money online & tech. His blog, ShoutMeLoud receives 1 million Pageviews/month and have over 700K subscribers.


COMMENTs ( 9 )

  1. Megha Gupta says

    Hi Harsh,

    Thanks for this article. I tried whatever you suggested. I couldn’t get the comment system on my blog. My blog’s google+ profile was suspended few days back and i am unable to fix it for comments part as well. so i decided to install comments luv. I tried and tested on one of my random blog and it worked but on my original blog its not working. Please can you suggest me something.

  2. Nelson says

    i think blogger comment aint so bad for those blogger who want others to post anonymus as on Disqus we cant do that.
    So in my opinion Disqus for better security and blogger to DO FOLLOW Blogs and bloggers who are just starting and need of comments.

  3. Santanu says

    After reading the whole article, I am confused now. Desparate to change my blogs comment box, but which one to choose. As per the tutorial, Harsh mentioned First download the template and then again EDIT HTML and paste the new code to change the whole template.

    It seems a risky job, playing with the whole code. If any specific code need to paste some where in code, that would be better.

    Any better way to change the default comment box?

  4. Antje Cobbett says

    I think I will also stick with the default comment system on as I have changed my blogs to the new Dynamic Views Templates and they have a very clean look and are optimized for mobile blogging. As I have various blogs, I’m not sure if I could handle them on WordPress. I did try, but I find Blogger easier to learn. I also notice that when viewing any blog on a mobile device, anything like side bars will be deleted for obvious reasons. I personally want to be at the front of mobile blogging and that’s easier on Blogger, I find.

  5. jayaar says

    I really have to thank you very much for this post.
    I wanted a better comment box in my blogs but not being a techie, I did not know what to do about it.
    I will make use of your guidance in this article to implement the same.
    Thanks again.

  6. amit says

    What will happen to my old comments, I`ve heard that after using the process, Intense Debate commenting system will be implemented only to the new blog posts? Please clear my doubts.

  7. Sagar says

    I stick to the default comment system, I’ve made some layout changes to make it look better. I’ve noticed third party comment systems increase the page load time, so I would not opt for it. If there was a situation where I had to choose one, I would go for Disqus rather than Intense Debate ;)