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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 — adding a Twitter box

With a twitter box, your visitors will see your latest tweets on your weblog side panel.

  1. Open your web browser and go to the Twitter Widgets page at You'll need to log into your Twitter account, and then Twitter will take you to a web page where you can choose the type of website you plan to put the widget in. Select the Other option and click on the Continue button:

  2. Now you have to choose the type of widget you want for your weblog. Select the Flash Widget option and click on Continue:

  3. The next page will ask what type of Flash widget you want for your weblog. Select the Interactive widget option and click on Continue:

  4. On the next page, Twitter will show you the HTML code for the widget you selected. Drag your mouse over all the HTML code to highlight it, right-click over it, and select Copy from the pop-up menu:

  5. Open a new web browser window and log into Roller. Click on the Design tab and select the Templates link to see...