Weekly Roundup: November 24, 2012

This week: Concrete5 gets a new YouTube channel add-on; Moonfruit’s new beta version and gallery; Two new Squarespace templates; TypePad now has Zemanta Related Posts; Shopify app for Wix; WordPress.com’s Academica theme.

Concrete5: New YouTube channel add-on

Concrete5 has approved a new add-on, Dojo YouTube Channel, which allows embedding a YouTube channel with support for mobile platforms lacking the Flash plugin. More info in the Concrete5 marketplace.

Moonfruit: Lightbox gallery and version 6 beta access

MoonFruit Version 6 Beta

Moonfruit is opening up the next version of its publishing platform for beta preview. Aside from the big switch-over from Flash to mobile-ready HTML5, testers can expect improved rendering, expanded text formatting options, smoother scrolling, among other featues. Get the details and signup for beta access at Moonfruit.com.

Also new this week: the Lightbox image gallery with features including full resolution images and better navigation.

Squarespace: Two new templates

Users on the Squarespace platform now have two more design options: Aviator, “a striking template with full-bleed images,” and Devlin, “a sleek, classy template that is equally well suited for blogs and small businesses.”

TypePad: Zemanta Related Posts

The Zemanta option in TypePad for adding related links has been updated to display contextually related posts from site archives, external sources, as well as promoted posts from Zemata partners. Learn more at TypePad.com.

Wix now has a Shopify app

Wix’s App Market now includes an app for integrating Shopify, the popular e-commerce platform. Features include extensive stying options, 5GB of storage, and support for over 65 payment gateways such as PayPal, Google Checkout, and Stripe. Shopify is free for the first 30 days for new users.

WordPress.com: Academica theme

WordPress.com just announced a new theme, Academica, created with educational websites in mind. The theme has options for multiple column layout, three custom page templates, a featured content slider, and nine widget areas. See the demo on WordPress.com’s product blog.