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Apache Roller 4.0 - Beginner's Guide

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

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
Credits
Foreword
About the Author
About the Reviewers
Preface
Pop Quiz Answers
Index

Time for action — testing Roller


Now that you have everything installed and are waiting for your commands, let's start the testing process.

  1. First, let's check that your Tomcat server is up and running. Select Start | All Programs | Apache Tomcat 6.0 | Configure Tomcat to open the Apache Tomcat 6 Properties dialog box. Click on the General tab and make sure the Startup type option is on Automatic. Also, check the Service Status option to see if it says Started. If it says Stopped, click on the Start button and wait until Tomcat starts, then click on the OK button to close the dialog:

  2. Open your web browser and go to http://localhost:8080/roller. You should see the following screen:

  3. This screen indicates that Roller can connect to the JDBC driver you configured before, and so the installation can proceed. Click on the Yes - create tables now button to continue.

  4. Wait until the Tables created successfully page appears, as shown in the following screenshot:

  5. Click on the here link to complete the installation...