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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 the Summary field


In this exercise, you'll see the differences between using the Summary field and leaving it blank:

  1. Open your web browser and go to your weblog (http://localhost/roller). The front page will show the last post you published:

  2. If you scroll down the page, you'll notice that the first post you created also shows up in Roller's front page:

  3. Click on the Login link under the NAVIGATION section of your weblog's front page. The New Entry page should appear. Click on the Entries link that's next to the New Entry link, under the Create & Edit tab:

  4. The Edit Entries page should appear. Click on the Edit link from the first entry that shows up in the list (Testing the Rich Text Editor ):

  5. Scroll down the Edit Entry page until you locate the Summary field. Use the following screenshot as an example to fill in your post's Summary field:

  6. Scroll down the page and click on the Post to Weblog button to apply the changes to your post.

  7. Roller will show the Edit Entry page...