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Sara Rosso

Tech-lover and digital strategist. Works @Automattic/@WordPressdotcom. @NutellaDay founder.

Sites I love: Jamendo.com for Creative Commons music

If you’ve read a few of my articles you know I love all things Creative Commons – even music! I have even released ebooks, music and other content via Creative Commons licenses. (Read A Guide to Creative Commons on When I Have Time) I’ve been using Jamendo.com for several years as a source of creative commons and royalty-free music as inspiration for the videos I make and put online, and it seldom takes me longer than 10 or 15 minutes to find []

Vision Board and Planning Workshop in Milan, Italy

If you follow me on Twitter (@rosso), you might have seen my Tweet today: This week has convinced me I'm doing a Vision Board & Workshop in November, in Italian here in Milan. If you're interested, let me know. — Sara Rosso (@rosso) September 22, 2011 After speaking with several friends who are struggling to see the next evolution of themselves, I decided to hold a Vision Board and Planning Workshop in Milan, Italy. It will probably be in Italian unless a []

Social Media Geek: Adding Community Features to Your Blog Liveblog from BlogHer 11

The liveblog of my panel at BlogHer ’11: Social Media Geek | Adding Community Features to Your Blog is now online. I talked about BuddyPress and bbPress as ways to extend your WordPress site into a community and I definitely recommend checking it out. The liveblog is about 90% accurate, which is amazing since we were talking so fast, so if you see particular sentences with a few words missing you should know that the point being made was brilliant and we were coherent []

Plugin Advice for WordPress Newbies

It’s a question I often get asked: What plugins do I need on my WordPress site? My answer is always the same: it depends. Sophia at Fiction Vixen put it more eloquently than I could and listed a bunch of considerations that I suggest anyone read when deciding if they should add plugins to their self-hosted WordPress site (spoiler: you might not need every plugin under the sun). One of my favorite points from her post which I totally agree with: When []