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Apache Roller 4.0 - Beginner's Guide

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Apache Roller 4.0 - Beginner's Guide

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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In this chapter, you learned how to change your Roller weblog theme, download additional themes, and promote your weblog on all the popular bookmarking services.

Specifically, we covered:

  • How to choose a weblog theme from Roller's administration interface

  • How to download additional themes and install them on your Roller weblog server

  • How to create an account in, which is a dynamic DNS service provider used to run your Roller weblog from your own PC

  • How to open the web port (80) via port forwarding on your DSL modem/router firewall

  • How to add a Digg It button to your weblog, so visitors can vote for your posts on the social bookmarking website

From now on, everything you do on your weblog can be seen by anyone connected to the Internet, so be careful and write good posts to attract all the visitors you can! Also be sure to check all the popular social bookmarking sites and search engines regularly, to see if your weblog is gaining popularity and to add more buttons for...