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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
Pop Quiz Answers

Changing file upload size limit

Previously, you learned how to upload an image to Roller and include it in a post. The File Upload page lets you upload up to four files, and each one of them must be smaller than 1 MB. What happens if you want to insert a video in one of your posts, and its size is greater than 1 MB? Well, there are two things you need to modify—Roller's File Upload Settings and a property called struts.multipart.maxSize in the file of your Roller installation.

File upload settings

The first thing you need to do is change the size limit for file uploads in the File Upload Settings section from Roller's Global Server settings. The default size limit is 1 MB, to protect your weblog server in case an intruder tried to upload a very big file that could make the server crash or run out of storage space. If you plan to have other users in your weblog server, be careful with this setting because maybe someone could upload too many videos for your weblog server...