Import comments from obsolete Intense Debate plugin?

Hi all,

We have a site that we've recently upgraded to 2.1.4 ( and are currently using a default theme, although we do have a custom theme that we're hoping to get working.

In the past, we've used the Intense Debates plugin and were very happy with it, but it is no longer compatible with the newer version of Omeka. We have many comments stored with ID on their server, which can be exported as an XML file. However, the new Commenting plugin (Version 2.1.1 by Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media ) doesn't appear to have an import function.

Is there any way to transfer our comments from the old platform to the new without manually entering them all?

Thank you,

Robyn Nielsen

It should be possible to come up with a one-off import process that would work with the new Commenting plugin.

However, the Intense Debate plugin is extremely simple (the plugin code is just one short file). It's probably a better plan to just get someone to make the small changes that would be needed to get the old plugin working on Omeka 2 than to try to shift to a new system.

That would be even better! How would I go about finding someone who can do that?

One option to try is making a post here in the Designer-Developer Marketplace forum with some details about what you're looking for.

Thanks, John. I'll try that.