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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 Digg It button

The Digg It button lets your visitors submit—or "dig"—your blog's posts to This is an excellent way to promote your blog!

  1. Open your web browser and go to the web page. Scroll down until you locate the"Digg This" with Submit Capability section, select the HTML code with your mouse, right-click on it, and select Copy from the pop-up menu:

  2. Open a new web browser window and log into your Roller weblog. The New Entry page will show up. Click on the Design tab and select the Templates link to see your custom theme's template list. Now click on the weblog template link to edit this template's contents and scroll down the page until you locate the #showWeblogEntryComments($entry) line:

  3. Position your mouse at the beginning of this line, right-click on it, and select Paste on the pop-up menu to paste the HTML code for the Digg It button:

  4. The HTML code will appear before the #showWeblogEntryComments($entry) line. You can...