Book Image

Apache Roller 4.0 - Beginner's Guide

By : Alfonso V. Romero, Brian Fitzpatrick, Alfonso Vidal Romero
Book Image

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 sound files in your posts

In the following exercise, I'll show you how to insert a sound file in one of your posts, and how to use Play Tagger from Delicious, so that your visitors don't need to download your sound files to hear them:

  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 to go to the File Uploads page. Click on the Browse... button of the first text field, and the File Upload dialog will appear. Go to the folder where you downloaded this chapter's support files, and double-click on the seaontherocks.mp3 file to select it. The name of the file you selected will show up in the first textbox of the File Uploads page. Click on the Upload button to upload the sound file to your weblog server. Remember to write down the URL of the file you've just uploaded, for future reference.

  2. Use the following screenshot as an example to create a new post:

  3. Drag your mouse...