Believe it or not, the WordPress community is a pretty big one. While we try our best to cover all of the WordPress news we can—and I would argue we do a pretty good job—we can’t always cover everything that happens each week. We’re only human, of course.
To remedy the news we miss, I’m happy to introduce a new recurring post on WPCandy called “Best of the Rest”. In these posts we’ll run through the news we couldn’t quite get to the week before.
Jason Schuller launches Customyze.me for theme customizations
Jason Schuller, of Press75 and Theme Garden fame, launched Customyze.me using his latest theme launch. Anyone can use this new site to request theme customizations.
Achievements for BuddyPress 2.0.7 is now available
Paul Gibbs has released the latest version of his BuddyPress Achievements plugin. You can read the release notes on his blog.
New PollDaddy personalized URLs
In addition to the PollDaddy domain mapping, they’ve introduced a method for customizing the standard PollDaddy poll URLs.
Free Headway Leafs are now available in the Plugin Directory
The folks at Headway Themes have added all of their free Leafs to the WordPress Plugin Directory.
New Social Karma plugin adds icons as links next to your links
Mark Bloomfeld has released a new WordPress plugin that, using shortcodes, adds social links next to whatever you’re linking up in your content.
New Roots theme framework brings all the wonderful buzzwords
Ben Word’s new Roots theme framework incorporates HTML5 Boilerplate, Starkers, and Boilerplate CSS. It’s free, and development is being managed on Github.
New Atlas theme framework looking for beta testers
Donal MacArthur’s development business Cranes & Skyhooks has been working on a new theme framework called Atlas. He is looking for beta testers to test it out, so if you’re interested you should get in touch with him.