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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
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Pop Quiz Answers

Time for action — properties of the $config model object

The following exercise will show you how to use some properties of the $config model object inside your custom template:

  1. Go to your custom template editing page, and replace the six lines of code below the <body><html> line with the following lines:

    Welcome to my blog, <b>$</b> --> <i>$config. siteDescription</i> </br>
    I'm using Apache Roller Version <b>$config.rollerVersion</b> </br>
    You can e-mail me at <b>$config.siteEmail</b> if you run into any problems in this site. </br>
    This is my first template </br>
    My weblog's absolute URL is: <b>$url.absoluteSite</b> </br>
  2. The entire code of your template should look like the following screenshot (the code you have to change is highlighted):

  3. Save your changes and click on your template's [launch] link to open a new tab in your web browser and see the results...