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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 — including a YouTube video

You can include YouTube videos from your account or from other YouTube users; just be sure to ask for their permission first!

  1. Open your web browser and go to YouTube ( Type ibacsoft virtualbox in the search textbox, and click on the Search button or press Enter. YouTube will show you the example video I uploaded:

  2. Click on the Using Linux Ubuntu with Sun VirtualBox link and you'll be taken to a web page where you can see the video, and also copy some HTML code to insert into your blog:

  3. Select the HTML code in the Embed field from the gray information box, right-click on it and select Copy from the pop-up menu.

  4. Open another web browser window and log into your Roller weblog. Use the following screenshot to create an example post and paste the code you copied from the video inside the Content field:

  5. Scroll down the page and click on the Post to Weblog button. Then, click on the Permalink URL to see your post in your weblog's front...