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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 — managing bookmarks in Roller


As we've seen in previous exercises, Roller's user interface is very friendly. Now you're going to work with Roller's Bookmarks section, where you can add, edit, and delete bookmarks to maintain your very own blogroll!

  1. Open your web browser, go to your blog's URL (http://localhost/roller) and log into Roller. Or, if you're already logged in, click on the Bookmarks section, under the Create & Edit tab. The Bookmarks web page will appear next:

  2. When you install Roller for the first time, the installation routine adds several predefined bookmarks for you. You can add, edit, delete, or visit any bookmark from the list. Click on the Visit link of the first bookmark (Dave Johnson )to go to that bookmark’s web page:

  3. The bookmark's web page will show up in the same window:

  4. Click on your web browser's Back button ( ) to return to the Bookmarks page on your weblog, and then click on the Edit link of the second bookmark:
  5. Roller will take you to the Edit...