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  • I stopped using this plugin a while back, while it was struggling with issues between Akismet. Those issues seem to be worked out, but now it has a couple more issues.

    I’m using WordPress 3.4.1 with IntenseDebate 2.9.5

    I’m providing links to three images showing the problems on the screen:

    1. IntenseDebateIssues01.png
    2. IntenseDebateIssues02.png
    3. IntenseDebateIssues03.png

    The first two images show the web page (blog post), as it is displayed, when logged in as the administrator.

    The third image is the IntenseDebate comments area, within the WordPress Admin area.

    Also, I tested all these issues in three web browsers:

    • Firefox 14.0.1 – UA – Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:14.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/14.0.1
    • Google Chrome 20.0.1132.57 – UA – Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit/536.11 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/20.0.1132.57 Safari/536.11
    • Safari 5.1.7 – UA – Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_7_4) AppleWebKit/534.57.2 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1.7 Safari/534.57.2

    All three browsers had similar issues, though the issues may have looked a little different. The images above were taken in Firefox 14.0.1, using the Screengrab Addon.


    1. I’m signed into my WordPress powered website (as you can see by the presence of the admin bar at the top of the images), yet IntenseDebate doesn’t recognize that I’m logged in. IntenseDebate still wants me to comment as guest or sign in. Why can’t I post as a logged in user of my own WordPress Blog? I have quite a few people who have accounts on my website, why shouldn’t they be able to post with the account they have, on my website?
    2. The Login buttons for IntenseDebate, and Twitter, display correctly, but the Login buttons for Facebook and OpenID are messed up.
    3. The IntenseDebate RSS Dropdown menu (found in the upper right-hand corner of the comment area), opens behind the facebook button, but on top of the OpenID button.
    4. The final issue deals with the third image. The IntenseDebate Comments area, within the WordPress Admin area, doesn’t fill the screen, vertically.

    I hope I’ve provided enough information to resolve these issues. I’ve always liked the idea behind this plugin, but never seem to find this plugin in a working state.

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  • I would also like to add, that the control of comments on pages is not working. I have comments turned off on every page, but IntenseDebate doesn’t acknowledge those settings, and displays the comment section anyway.

    When I disable the IntenseDebate plugin, all my pages show that comments are enabled, even though they were not enabled before nor during the time IntenseDebate was installed.

    I’ll just keep adding to this…

    The IntenseDebate footer text doesn’t show up either, unless there are alread comments on a post.

    This plugin needs has way too many issues and needs way too much work, to consider using. I can’t believe Automattic/WordPress would even let this plugin be released with such a poor user interface and so many problems.


    Have you tried utilizing the custom CSS feature? You could investigate each ID to see which ones are not behaving the way you like (using Chrome or Firefox, for example) and then change them in the custom CSS field back on Intense Debate. That sort of thing has worked for me when, for example, the span containing the Facebook Connect button was obfuscating the OpenID button.

    Oh, and for any change in the custom CSS you add, be sure to flag them as !important (e.g., and this is just an example, don’t know if it would apply to your case: `#idc-container-parent #idc-container .idc-foot {
    display: none <strong>!important</strong>;

    Good luck! Play around with it and don’t give up!

    I would say that I appreciate your follow-up, but it came about 6 weeks after I gave up. Also, this plugin has just about as many poor ratings as good ratings. If I was one of the developers, I’d take that as a clear sign, End Users think there are way too many issues with this plugin, as well.



    @bamajr You can use this code for example:

    #idc-container-parent #idc-container .idc-postnav-label,
    #idc-container-parent #idc-container .idc-c-m.idc-signup {
    display: none !important;
    #idc-container-parent #idc-container
    .idc-postnav-list {
    margin: 5px 0 8px;
    i.img {
        display: none !important;
    .idc {
        padding-right: 5px !important;
    #idc-container fb\:login-button span, #idc-container fb|login-button span {
    font-family: "lucida grande", "tahoma", "verdana", "arial", sans-serif;
    font-size: 11px;
    font-weight: 700;
    padding: 0px 6px 0px 0px !important;



    Thanks for your input. If I ever have time to play with this plugin again, I may try your recommendation. It’s been such a waste of time, in the past, though, I’m not sure when I’ll get around to it.

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