Blogger adds threaded commenting
Cargo: Update to Personal Network section
Cargo’s Personal Network section is now divided into three separate areas — Websites, Projects & Comments, and Image Gallery — with the most recently active tab automatically selected on subsequent visits. More on Cargo’s development blog.
Concrete5: New theme approved
Edublogs: New dashboard tools and PayPal-less card payments
WordPress multiblog service for the education sector, Edublogs, is improving its dashboard with components that highlight important site information as well as account details and blog membership for the current user. Also announced: Edublogs now accepts credit cards without having to go though PayPal. Read the official post.
Flavors adds 500px support
Flavors users can now add images from their 500px accounts, with the option for “fullscreen media galleries and customizable grid displays.” (See the announcement.) A portfolio service cum social network, 500px focuses on helping its users share and discover great photography.
Jimdo: New Pages section
Onesheet now supports uPlanMe and IndieReign
Radium3: Image editor updated
Radium3 has just rolled out an improved image editor with a larger canvas to work in and streamlined edit buttons. The new editor also allows adding basic text to an image, and resizing images to exact pixel dimensions.
SiteKreator: Localized date and time format
SiteKreator is introducing the ability to style dates and times based on the user’s country preference. All areas of the publishing app, such as News and Events, the Appointment Scheduler, and the Form Editor will reflect whatever custom format is selected. Details on the SiteKreator blog.
Tumblr: Animated GIF file size limit increased
Typepad integrates Aviary image editor
Typepad is beta testing Aviary’s powerful image editing tools for use directly in the publishing app (read the post). Features include adding text directly to an image, photo captions, rotation, and image filters. Additionally, Internet Explorer 9 users no longer need to activate compatibility mode to use the rich text editor.
WordPress.com: Splinder importer and two new themes
Also new this week: Forever, a wedding theme with a built-in guestbook template (see the post), and Fresh & Clean, “a responsive, spick-and-span theme that lets you put your best content forward with minimal frills” (read the announcement).