Note: As is the case when installing any new plugin, it's always a good idea to backup your blog data before installing.
- After downloading the IntenseDebate plugin, unpack and upload the file to the wp-content/plugins folder on your blog. Make sure to leave the directory structure of the archive intact so that all of the IntenseDebate files are located in 'wp-content/plugins/intensedebate/'
- You will need to activate the IntenseDebate plugin in order to see your new comment system. Go to the Plugins tab and find IntenseDebate Comments in the list and click Activate.
- After activating proceed to the plugin settings page (under Settings > IntenseDebate) to configure your plugin. Don't forget to visit your account at IntenseDebate.com for additional customization options.