Weekly Roundup: November 5, 2011

This week: Cargo has a brand-new theme; Edublogs releases its first responsive theme; Posterous adds tools for bloggers; Moonfruit’s e-commerce feature now live; Blogging functionality added to Wix; Two more WordPress.com themes; Concrete5’s new set of themes and add-ons.

Cargo: Brand-new theme available

Cargo unveils a new theme, Tesla, which lays out variable height thumbnails horizontally with a text excerpt below each image. Test-drive the theme on the demo site.

Tesla theme for Cargo

Edublogs releases its first responsive/HTML5 theme

Multi-user WordPress provider, Edublogs, now offers Yoko, a screen-independent theme designed to display well across different devices — from desktops to tablets to mobile phones. Preview here.

Posterous: Tools for bloggers

With Posterous’ recent addition of extensive social networking and group features, it now seeks to reassure its long-time users that self-publishing is still a priority. This week brings integration with writing assistant tool Zemanta, which suggests photos and other related content in real time right in the post editor. Also announced: iPad blogging app Blogsy support for Posterous. Read more.

Moonfruit: E-commerce feature now live

Moonfruit recently added e-commerce functionality to its CMS. Dubbed ShopBuilder, it boasts the ability to “publish once, be everywhere — on web, mobile and Facebook” and offers integration with PayPal. More features are planned over the coming months, including variable shipping, product variations, product quantities and coupons.

Moonfruit ShopBuilder for e-commerce

Wix: Blog functionality added

Users of Flash-based CMS Wix can now add a blog to their website. Features include user comments and support for Facebook, Yahoo, Hotmail and AOL sign-in. More at Wix.com.

WordPress.com: Two more themes now available

WordPress.com introduces two new themes this week: Strange Little Town (info, demo) and Minileven (info), a mobile theme for iPhone, Android or Windows Phone.

Concrete5: New themes and add-ons


  • Collette: Versatile theme with user choosable background image
  • Revero: Build and monetize your own review site with Revero


  • Free Shipping by Product: A flat shipping type for eCommerce that also supports free shipping for product sets
  • Twitter Login: Allow users to login via Twitter
  • SEO: 301 Redirects: Setup 301 redirects (search engine friendly redirect) on your website
  • eCommerce Gift Cards: A secure gift card or voucher coupon system for the eCommerce add-on
  • Popup Pro: Display text, photos, video, Flash and more in a flexible popup overlay.