Themes Kingdom has released a new modern, slick, and very clean looking design for WordPress.com users called Widely. It boasts some of the following: Featured content slider Four widget areas on the footer Featured images Custom header options Custom background options HTML elements And more This theme looks like a perfect choice for those that are looking for a very visual first impression via the featured content slider and then moving into more focused content buckets. Keeping the design simple just focuses the user and reader on the stuff that matters – your content.
Jetpack, a behemoth of a WordPress plugin with a number of turn-key features, has released their 2.0.3 update whoops, now it’s 2.0.4 after a slight issue with 2.0.3, boasting updates to Photon, their “image accelerator” as well as compatibility with their infinite scroll feature. The custom CSS editor also got hit big with some updates improving the editing experience incorporating support for Sass and LESS, which I’m a personal fan of. The complete list of changes can be seen on the changelog.