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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 — using Roller's Rich Text Editor


In the following exercise, you'll select the Rich Text Editor through Roller's administrator user interface, and then you'll create a post using the tools included in this editor:

  1. Open your web browser and log into your Roller blog. The New Entry page will appear next. Click on the Preferences tab to go to the Weblog Settings page, and scroll down until you locate the Weblog editor page to be used setting, as shown in the following screenshot:

  2. Click on the drop-down list and select the Rich Text Editor (Xinha) option, then scroll down to the end of the web page and click on the Update Weblog Settings button to apply the changes you made. Roller will respond with the following success message:

  3. Now click on the Create & Edit tab to add a new entry to your weblog. Type Testing the Rich Text Editor in the Title field, click on the Category field's drop-down list and select the Roller category, and type Apache Roller Rich Text Editor in the Tags...