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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
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Time for action — forwarding port 80

There are several ways to run your own web server from a Cable/DSL Internet connection, but the basic process is the same—opening up the web port on your firewall. In the next exercise, I'll show you how to open up the web port on a hardware firewall, used in the vast majority of homes and small offices with a Cable/DSL Internet connection (the most popular connections available at the time of this writing):

  1. The first step is finding out your router's IP address. In Windows, open a Command Prompt dialog, type ipconfig, and look for the Default Gateway value:

  2. In this example, the Windows PC is connected to the router via a wireless card, so in the Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection section, you can find the Default Gateway value: If you're using Linux, remember to open a Terminal window and use the route -n command instead of ipconfig:

  3. Once you've got the router's IP address, you can enter its web admin interface. Open your web browser...