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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
About the Author
About the Reviewers
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Enhancing your weblog

Now that you've learned how to create and publish entries on your blog, and how to define categories for them, it's time to start customizing the look and feel of your front page, along with the way you're going to write your thoughts for the world. Let's begin with some basic settings you can twist on your blog to enhance its appearance.


Server settings versus weblog settings

In the Adjusting basic server settings section, we saw how to manage Roller's global settings. In this section, we'll see how to manage settings for each one of your weblogs. Just remember that the server settings affect some of the weblog settings, as we'll see in a moment.

Adjusting basic weblog settings

In Roller, a regular user can have one or more weblogs, and each one of them has several settings you can adjust to fulfill your needs. In the next exercise, you'll learn about the basic weblog settings you can tweak to customize your blog's title, the e-mail address where you'll receive comment...