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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 — creating/editing entries


Have you decided yet what you are going to write? In the meantime, let's do an exercise with a sample post, so you can get the feeling:

  1. In the previous exercise, you logged out of Roller's Administration user interface. If you closed your web browser, open it and go to your blog's URL (http://localhost/roller). Your weblog's front page will appear next:

  2. Scroll down the page until you find the Login link, at the bottom-right corner of the screen, under the NAVIGATION section of your weblog's front page, and click on it:

  3. In the Welcome to Roller screen, enter your username and password. As you only have one weblog, Roller will take you directly to the New Entry page, where you can start writing a new post:

  4. Use the sample data in the previous screenshot to write your first post. Fill in the Title, Tags, and Content fields only. Then scroll down to the end of the page and click on the Save as Draft button. Roller will save your draft, adding information...