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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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In this chapter, you learned the basics about blogging with Apache Roller, and how to manage the blogroll, an important element of every blog that shows up in the front page. You also saw how to maximize your front page's space, by means of the Summary field.

Specifically, we covered:

  • How to create your first user and weblog

  • How to adjust basic settings for your server and weblog

  • How to create and edit weblog entries (posts)

  • How to manage categories for your weblog

  • How to manage your weblog's blogroll (creating, editing, and deleting bookmarks)

  • How to use the Rich Text Editor included in Roller in order to enhance the appearance of your posts

  • How to use the Summary field when creating a post in order to show only a summary of that post in the front page, instead of showing the full post

These are the basic operations you can do in a weblog.

In Chapter 5, you'll learn to add multimedia content to your weblog (images, sounds, video) and about some interesting tools from Google, YouTube, and...