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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
Credits
Foreword
About the Author
About the Reviewers
Preface
Pop Quiz Answers
Index

Time for action — properties and methods of the $url and $utils objects


The following exercise will show you how to use some properties and methods of the $url, $utils, $category, and $entry objects inside your custom template:

  1. Go to your custom template editing page, and replace the <tr><td><i>$category.name</i></td> line with the following line:

    <tr><td><i><a href="$url.category($category.path)">$category. name</a></i></td>
    
  2. The following screenshot shows how your code will look like after the change:

  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:

  4. If you click on any of the categories, Roller will show you all the posts within the category you chose. For example, if you click on the General category, you'll get the following results:

  5. Now go back to your custom template's editing page and replace <a href="$entry.permalink">$entry.title&lt...