Best of the Rest: WordPress News for April 11th, 2011


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 for theme customizations

Jason Schuller, of Press75 and Theme Garden fame, launched 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.


5 thoughts on “Best of the Rest: WordPress News for April 11th, 2011

  1. I think the Atlas download isn’t available because it is being updated. I was able to try it out before I purchased the Catalyst Developer Edition. I am still using Atlas in my main blog because I’ve noticed a big difference from my previous stats when combined with the WP SEO plugin by Yoast.

  2. Has anyone heard any latest news about the Atlas theme or the developers. Their website has been down for the last month or two. I really like their themes, but I’m afraid that there won’t be any support to use them.

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