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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
Credits
Foreword
About the Author
About the Reviewers
Preface
Pop Quiz Answers
Index

Time for action — choosing a Roller theme


OK, it's time to give your weblog a total makeover with just a few clicks:

  1. Open your web browser and log into Roller. The New Entry page will appear. Click on the Design tab to go to the Weblog Theme page:

  2. The Shared Theme option will be selected. Scroll down the page until you see the theme selector drop-down listbox and a thumbnail of your current theme:

  3. Click on the drop-down list to see all the available Roller themes, and select the Brushed Metal theme. The thumbnail will change to reflect the new theme you selected:

  4. Scroll down the page until you locate the See how your blog will look with this theme link, and click on it. Roller will open a new web browser window to show you how the new theme will look in your weblog:

  5. Now, close the web browser window that Roller opened to show you the new theme, and return to the Weblog Theme page. Scroll down this page until you locate the Update Theme button, and click on it to save your changes:

  6. Roller will...