The lid was lifted off the interesting new coComment service at LIFT and I’ve started using it today. While coComment supports most popular blogging tools, it doesn’t have out of the box support, nor any documentation, for bending your home-brew blogging tool to support it.
Fortunately, it’s relatively easy to tweak things; I did a little reverse engineering of their forms processing, and the result is this little HOWTO that shows how I modified my own comments system, using coComment’s TypePad support as a model, to make comments here “coComment ready.”
Feel free to leave comments for this post if you’d like to test. Here’s what happens when I leave a comment for this post in my coComments “Your Conversations” page:
coComment is in a closed beta right now, but Laurent is has advice for getting an invite code right now if you want to pick one up.