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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 - editing a custom theme

In this exercise, you'll learn how to edit the Carbonated theme, although you can use the same process for any other theme:

  1. Open your web browser and log into Roller. Click on the Design tab to go to the Weblog Theme page, and select the Custom Theme option:

  2. Select the Carbonated theme, scroll down until you locate the Update Theme button, and click on it to copy the Carbonated theme templates to your custom space. Roller will respond with the following success message:

  3. Now click on the Start editing your blog templates link to start editing your new theme:

  4. Roller will take you to the Templates page. Here you can see a list of all the templates used in the Carbonated theme:

  5. Select File | New Tab on your web browser to open a new tab, and type your weblog's URL to see the front page (http://localhost/roller):

  6. In the previous screenshot, we can see that there are two tabs: Front Page: Templates (Roller's admin interface) and Ibacsoft's Weblog : weblog...