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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 — basic server settings


Before you can start populating your blog with all the things you want to write, it's necessary to adjust some basic settings for your entire blog site and for your front page weblog:

  1. If you've just finished the last exercise and Roller's Main Menu is still open, select the Server administration link on the right-hand side of the screen (underneath the Actions section). Otherwise, open a web browser, type your blog's URL (http://localhost/roller), and then fill in your Username and Password. In the Welcome to Roller! page, select the Server Admin Page link at the bottom of the screen (under Designate a frontpage weblog ):

  2. The Roller Configuration screen will appear next. At this moment, you only need to fill in several fields in the Site Settings section. Use the example data shown in the following screenshot; just remember to use your own e-mail address, instead of mine!

    Scroll down to the bottom of the page, and click on the Save button. The page will...