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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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Time for action — using Google Maps

There are a lot of things you can do with Google Maps, one of them is including maps of your favorite places in your blog, as we'll see in a moment:

  1. Open your web browser and go to Google Maps ( Type Eiffel Tower in the search textbox, and click on the Search Maps button or press Enter. Your web browser window will split in two areas, as shown in the following screenshot:

  2. Click on the Eiffel Tower link at the bottom-left part of the screen to see the Eiffel Tower's exact position in the map at the right panel:

  3. Now click on the Satellite button to see a satellite image of the Eiffel Tower:

  4. Drag the Eiffel Tower upwards using your mouse, to center it on the map area:

  5. Click on the Zoom here link inside the Eiffel Tower caption to see a closer image:

  6. If you look closely at the previous screenshot, you'll notice three links above the map: Print, Send, and Link. Click on Link to open a small window:

  7. Right-click on the Paste HTML to embed in...