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Apache Roller 4.0 - Beginner's Guide

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Apache Roller 4.0 - Beginner's Guide

Overview of this book

Apache Roller enables you to build a fully-featured, multi-user blog server apt for all kinds of blogging sites. It is an ideal tool to create your own blogging network with unlimited users and blogs, forums, photo galleries, and more! While it is exciting to have a list of interesting features it can offer you, it might be a little difficult to get started with it by your self. This book will teach you how to get started with Apache Roller and make the most of all its features using step-by-step, detailed instructions. You will learn how to establish your internet presence with an Apache Roller blog and use the latest web tools to enhance your posts and attract visitors. You will also learn how to promote your blog on popular social bookmarking services and customize it to suit your need. This hands-on and practical book introduces you to Apache Roller. Starting off with the configuration and installation of your own blog, you'll then quickly learn how to add interesting content to your blog with the help of plenty of examples. You'll also learn how to change your blog's visual appearance with the help of Roller themes and templates and how to create a community of blogs for you and your colleagues or friends in your Apache Roller blog server. The book also looks at ways you can manage your community, and keep your site safe and secure, ensuring that it is a spam-free, enjoyable community for your users.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Apache Roller 4.0
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Chapter 2. Installing Roller on Windows

In this chapter, you'll learn to download and install Apache Roller, along with all the software applications (Apache web server, Java JDK, Tomcat servlet engine, MySQL database server, and mod_jk connector) required to run this powerful weblog server on a Windows environment.

In the previous chapter, we saw an overview of blogs and how Apache Roller could get you into the ever-expanding world of the blogosphere. Now, I'll teach you how to put Apache Roller to work. At the same time, you'll learn some basic stuff about using the Apache web server, the Tomcat servlet engine, and the MySQL database server—three of the most popular open source applications in the world!

In short, we shall:

  • Install the Apache web server, the Java JDK, the Tomcat servlet engine, and the MySQL database server

  • Test and configure the software installed, to make sure it's ready for Apache Roller

  • Download and install Apache Roller

  • Test your Apache Roller installation

  • Install and configure...