CommentLuv for Blogger
If you love blogging, then you surely love CommentLuv
. Think about yourself, why you love to visit CommentLuv enabled blogs and why you participate the discussion there? The answer is very simple. You love CommentLuv because it rewards you. And the reward is free quality backlinks
from the website or blog at which you leave your comments.
CommentLuv was basically programmed for WordPress blogs but thanks to IntenseDebate
, you can install this cool plugin on your Blogger blog very easily. If you install CommentLuv on your Blogger blog, it will reward your commenter and your visitors will come again and again by realizing that you care for them and CommentLuv is for caring bloggers.
Installing CommentLuv on Your Blogger Blog
To add CommentLuv on your Blogger blog, you first need to override the default code of your blog comments with IntenseDebate
's code. By reading the word "override", don't be panic, because you don't need any skill to do it. IntenseDebate will do it itself for you. To make the setup process easy, I am writing the procedure in bullet points. Follow below steps and add the CommentLuv to your Blogger blog in minutes.
-First of all, sign into your Blogger account and navigate to dashboard of your blogs
-Select your blog on which you are willing to install CommentLuv
-In your blog's dashboard, go down your gadgets in the left bar and select Template
-In the appeared window, look at right corner near top, you will see an option saying Backup/Restore
. Download your template from this link.
-Create a copy of the downloaded template of your blog and keep it securely as your template may expose to errors during the setup of CommentLuv. If it happens, then you can restore everything back to the normal state using this copy
-Now go to IntenseDebate.com
. If you already have a WordPress or IntenseDebate account, just sign in using the details and skip the signup steps
-If you don't have a WordPress or IntenseDebate account, create the one. While signing up, select the option "I want to install IntenseDebate on my blog or website"
Verify your account by following the instructions mailed you by IntenseDebate. When you will visit the verification link in the email, it will take you back to IntenseDebate and you will be offered to install IntenseDebate on your website or blog
-Proceed by visiting "Continue with your installation" link and provide the URL of your blog in the appeared window and proceed to "Next step"
-If you already have an IntenseDebate account and have logged in, then select "Sites" tab in the top navigation and add your blog by choosing "+Add blog/site" option
-Proceed to "Continue with your installation" link (if you are newly registered) or choosing "Add blog/site" (for old users) you will be asked to select your platform. As we are setting up CommentLuv for Blogger, so we will consider Blogger only. It is not necessary that IntenseDebate will always be installed for CommentLuv, no, anyone can replace his/her website or blog's comment management with IntenseDebate's fabulous service for free. You are going to getting an awesome comment management also, so continue the setup
-When you will select Blogger as your platform, a new window will appear and you can customize here that either IntenseDebate should handle your upcoming posts or you would like to replace the old data also. If you don't want to keep your previous comments and want a clean installation of IntenseDebate, select "On all blog posts" and if you would like to enable IntenseDebate and CommentLuv for new posts only, then select "All new posts (Recommended)"
-Now scroll down. You will see an option to upload your XML template. Browser the template which you have downloaded earlier and upload it by choosing "Upload file and continue"
-Once your template is uploaded, IntenseDebate will override your template's code and will provide you the new code
-Select all code and copy it. Now go to your Blogger blog's dashboard again and edit your blog's template. Edit HTML of your template, press Ctrl+A, select all code and replace it by pasting the modified code which you have copied from IntenseDebate
-Save your template and close the editor
-Now you have successfully installed IntenseDebate on your blog. To enable CommentLuv, visit IntenseDebate, go to "Sites" tab, choose your blog and go to Plugins section in left sidebar. You will find CommentLuv there. Simply install it to enable the plugin on your Blogger blog. You are all done!
Unable to Install InstenseDebate?
Although the installation should succeed without any difficulties. If you still get any errors, you can comment on this thread. We will help you resolving your issue. Remember one more thing here that IntenseDebate doesn't support the Classic template of Blogger. If you have classic template on your blog, you may get errors.