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Apache Roller 4.0 - Beginner's Guide

By : Alfonso V. Romero, Brian Fitzpatrick, Alfonso Vidal Romero
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Apache Roller 4.0 - Beginner's Guide

By: Alfonso V. Romero, Brian Fitzpatrick, Alfonso Vidal Romero

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
About the Author
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Time for action installing Tomcat

Tomcat is an open source project from the Apache Software Foundation, the same guys that are behind Apache Roller. Isn't that great? In a few seconds, you're going to have in your hands one of the most popular and powerful Java servlet engines around, used by a lot of big industries and organizations worldwide. Ready for some action? Let's begin.

  1. Open your web browser and go to Look for the Download section and click on the Tomcat 6.x link:

  2. Scroll down the Tomcat 6 Downloads web page, until you locate the Binary Distributions section, and click on the Windows Service Installer link:

  3. Click on the Save File button in the Open apache-tomcat dialog box and wait for the file to download. When finished, go to the directory where you downloaded the file and double-click on it to start the installation process, and click on the Run button in the Open File dialog box that will show up. The Apache Tomcat Setup Wizard will appear afterwards...