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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 the Apache web server

In this exercise, I'll show you how to install the Apache web server (httpd) in a PC with Ubuntu Linux. On some distros such as Slackware, you can choose to install Apache when installing Linux on your PC. Other distros may have similar installation steps as follows, but I recommend you to check the official website for your Linux distro to be sure what to do exactly.


If you want to be sure you're installing the most recent apache2 package on Ubuntu, you need to open a terminal window and type sudo apt-get update followed by sudo apt-get upgrade.

  1. On your Ubuntu GNOME desktop, select System | Administration | Synaptic Package Manager. Scroll down the left panel below the toolbar of the manager dialog until you find the World Wide Web section. Click on that section to select it, and then look for the apache2 package on the right panel. Right-click on that package and select Mark for Installation:

  2. The Mark additional required changes? dialog...