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IntenseDebate Share button for comments and posts

April 23rd, 2009

Today AddToAny is thrilled to announce the release of two new plugins for the IntenseDebate commenting system.

The AddToAny Share Button for Posts plugin lets any IntenseDebate-enabled blog install AddToAny’s sharing widget in a single click.

The AddToAny Share Button for Comments plugin enables comment sharing within IntenseDebate comments.

Enable the AddToAny plugins on IntenseDebate!

The latter plugin above comes with a cool, unique twist.  Instead of helping visitors share just web pages as they’ve been accustomed to, visitors can now share comments!  Comments are uncharted territory for sharing buttons, but it’s our official opinion that they deserve some love.  Some of the best content comes from comments and comment threads, and with this plugin sharing those comments using any service (email, social bookmarking, etc.) is a breeze.  This should lead to even better conversations.

Both plugins were created using IntenseDebate’s new plugin authoring API, which totally rocks by the way.  We’re very tight with WordPress/Automattic products, so when the opportunity arose to develop for a comment system based on the WordPress Plugin API we were all over it.  How was the process?  Wonderful; highly recommended for other developers and services out there.  Jon, co-founder of ID and fellow JavaScript wizard, reached out to offer some advice and polishing.  The idea for the Posts plugin?  All him.  (Thank you, Jon!)

To enable either plugin (or both) simply go to your IntenseDebate plugins page and click Activate alongside the plugin listings.

Now let the IntenseDebate page/comment sharing and saving begin!