IntenseDebate XML Importer (Blogger to WordPress)

Import all comments from Blogger Intense Debate account to WordPress.

Author:Swashata (profile at
WordPress version required:2.8
WordPress version tested:3.0.5
Plugin version:1.0.5
Added to WordPress repository:11-08-2010
Last updated:13-08-2010
Warning! This plugin has not been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.
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Have you ever been on Blogger and used Intense Debate as your Blogger Commenting system? Now when you are moving from WordPress to Blogger you might be thinking of losing all your comments, right?

This is where IntenseDebate XML Importer saves you! Although Intense Debate had a plugin to do this they have disabled the plugin due to system maintenance...

My bad luck was that I shifted my Blogger blog to WP at the time when ID disabled their existing plugin! But I did not want to lose my comments...

So I looked into their plugin code and their export XML file and wrote this plugin to import all the comments from the backup XML to my WP Blog! Have a look at the Installation page to get more idea!

To Do List

  • Add an option to manually insert post ids for failed imports.
  • Still searching the best way to use the Intelligent Title match option. Currently it uses MySQL LIKE Query