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

Time for action — installing the mod_jk connector


This is the last piece of open source software you'll need to run Apache Roller on your Linux PC. Using the mod_jk connector is considered an advanced topic, but don't worry; I'll guide you through all the steps involved.

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox and go to http://tomcat.apache.org/download-connectors.cgi. Scroll down through the page until you locate the Tomcat Connectors JK 1.2 section:

  2. Click on the Binary Releases link. On the mirror web page, locate the linux/ folder and click on it:

  3. Now locate the jk-1.2.28/ folder and click on its link:

  4. On the next web page, locate the i586/ link and click on it:

  5. Now look for the mod_jk-1.2.28-httpd-2.2.X.so link and click on it to start downloading the connector:

  6. The Opening mod_jk dialog box will appear next. Click on the Save File button to save the mod_jk-1.2.28-httpd-2.2.X.so file on disk.

  7. Close Mozilla Firefox, and then open a Terminal window. Type the following lines of code:

    sudo cp Desktop/mod_jk-1...