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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

Summary


In this chapter, you learned how to install Apache Roller on a Linux Ubuntu environment, along with all the supporting software required—Apache web server, JDK SE 6, Tomcat servlet engine, and MySQL database server.

Specifically, we covered:

  • How to download, install, and test the Apache web server via the Synaptic Package Manager in Ubuntu Linux.

  • How to download, install, and test the Java SE Development Kit via the Synaptic Package Manager in Ubuntu Linux.

  • How to download, install, and test the Tomcat servlet engine (also known as Java Application server) in Ubuntu Linux.

  • How to download, install, and test the MySQL server, Community Edition, via the Synaptic Package Manager in Ubuntu Linux.

  • How to download, install, and test Apache Roller to make sure it's correctly installed on your Linux PC.

We also discussed the basic Apache Roller properties you need to include in the roller-custom.properties file, along with the resources in the Context.xml file, so that Roller can communicate with...