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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 — differences between the Brushed Metal and Basic themes


Now that you've changed your first theme, let's see how some differences between the Brushed Metal and Basic themes may affect the way you and your visitors see your weblog:

  1. Open your web browser and go to your weblog's front page (http://localhost/roller). Scroll down until you locate the Controls section at the left-hand side of the screen:

  2. Click on the Login link to log into Roller. The New Entry page will show up. Now click on the Front Page link in Roller's menu bar:

  3. Roller will take you again to your weblog's front page. Scroll down and take a look at the Controls section again:

  4. As you can see, there are more links in this section when you're logged in: Front Page, Weblog, New Entry, Settings, and Logout.

  5. Click on the Settings link to return to the administrator interface. Roller will take you to the Weblog Settings page (Preferences tab). Now click on the Design tab to see the Weblog Theme page, select the Basic...