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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 — define a category for your blog


In Roller, it's very easy to organize your blog's content. You can create new categories, choose from the ones already created or edit them to your liking, and delete categories you don't need:

  1. Open your web browser and go to your blog's URL (http://localhost/roller). Your weblog's front page should appear, showing the post you published in the previous exercise. Scroll down the web page until you locate the Login link under the NAVIGATION section, and click on it. If the login page shows up, type your password and hit Enter. You'll be taken to the New Entry web page.

  2. Click on the Categories link from the Create & Edit tab. The Categories web page will show up with a table of categories for your weblog:

  3. Click on the Add Category link in the Actions section at the right-hand side of the screen. On the Add Category web page, fill in the Name and Description fields with Roller and Weblog entries related to Apache Roller, respectively, and then...