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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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Time for action — installing MySQL connector/J 5.1

You can download the Connector/J 5.1 JDBC driver from MySQL Developer Zone. Just follow the simple steps:

  1. Open your web browser and go to connector/j/5.1.html. Scroll down until you locate the Source and Binaries (zip) Download link:

  2. Click on this link to start the download. Select the Save File radio button in the Opening dialog and click on the OK button.

  3. Once the file has been downloaded, navigate to the directory where you downloaded the file.

  4. Unzip the file and double-click on the mysql-connector-java-5.1.7 folder. Look for the mysql-connector-java-5.1.7.jar file, right-click on it and select Copy:

  5. Now go to Tomcat's lib folder (C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Tomcat 6.0\lib), right-click on an empty space in Windows Explorer's right panel and select Paste from the pop-up menu to paste the mysql-connector-java-5.1.7.jar file:

  6. You can close Windows Explorer and...