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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

Time for action - uploading and inserting videos on your posts

In this exercise, I'll show you how to upload a video file to your blog server and then insert it into a post using Apache Roller:

  1. Open your web browser and log into Roller. The New Entry page will appear. Click on the File Uploads link from the Create & Edit tab. Scroll down the File Uploads page until you locate the Manage Uploaded Files section. Type video in the New Directory field and click on the Create button, as shown in the following screenshot:

  2. Roller will show the following success message:

  3. Scroll down the page again until you locate the video folder in the Manage Uploaded Files section, and click on it:

  4. Roller will take you to the same File Uploads page, but this time you'll be inside the video directory. Now click on the first Browse... button of the Upload files for use in weblog main section. On the File Upload dialog, go to the folder where you downloaded the support files for this chapter, and double-click...