Weekly Roundup: December 1, 2012

This week: Blogger adds Google+ Followers gadget; WordPress.com gets a revamped media manager plus four new themes; New add-on for Concrete5; Drupal Gardens update round-up.

Blogger: Google+ Followers gadget

Fans of Google+ also using Blogger can now showcase their Google+ audience, including totals and some profiles, while offering a link for potential followers. Incidentally, this new gadget replaces the retired Google Friend Connect gadget. More on Blogger Buzz.

WordPress.com: Revamped media manager and new themes

Confit Theme for WordPress.com

Long-time WordPress.com users will appreciate the overhauled Media Manager, which makes it easier to upload and edit images, audio, video, and other files. Most related functions now take place without page reloads, resulting in a snappier user interface. These changes also touch on the Add Media workflow on posts and pages, as well as gallery creation.

Eatery owners considering a web makeover should consider the all-new Confit theme, especially created for restauranteurs. Features include baked-in mobile support, integration with OpenTable and Google Maps, tap-to-call phone numbers, and custom food menus.

And there’s more theme goodness to spread around. Check out new additions: Watson (“inspired by the clean lines and bold strokes of a classic newspaper”), Simfo (“minimal, yet strong, aesthetic that’s embellished with subtle hints of grunge”), and Publish (“a clean, minimal, responsive theme ideal for individual bloggers”). Review and see demos of all three on WordPress.com’s official blog.

Concrete5: Hide Page Descriptions add-on

Concrete5 just approved a new add-on, Hide Page Descriptions, useful for removing the Description field in the admin section. Get the details from the Concrete5 marketplace.

Drupal Gardens: Feature update round-up

Drupal Gardens has posted a list of recent updates to its content management system, including a new iPhone app, WordPress import option, content and user flags, and much more. See the full list on DrupalGardens.com.