In this chapter, you learned how to create and edit your first template in Roller, along with some basics about the Velocity Template Language and how to create your first Roller theme from scratch.
Specifically, we covered:
What is a template, and how to create/edit a custom template with Roller's admin interface
An introduction to the Velocity Template Language, Roller's model and data objects, and how to use these objects' properties, methods, and macros in a custom template to show data from your weblog
How to create your first Roller theme from scratch!
The basics about the
_day.vm, and stylesheet override files used inside a Roller theme
This chapter gave you the basic knowledge to start experimenting with your Roller themes and learn all you can about the Velocity template language and Roller's model and data objects, properties, methods, and macros used to display data from your weblog.
In the next chapter, you'll learn about comments and how they are a vital...