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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 — enabling comments


It's very easy to enable comments in Roller, as you'll see in the next exercise.

  1. Open your web browser, log into Roller and click on the Preferences tab to go to the Weblog Settings page:

  2. Scroll down until you locate the Comments section, and make sure the Allow Comments for your weblog checkbox is checked:

  3. Scroll down the page until you find the Update Weblog Settings button and click on it. Roller will show the Saved changes to weblog settings message inside a green box to confirm your changes. Now click on the Front Page link to see your weblog's front page:

  4. The Comments[0] link indicates that the comments feature is enabled in your weblog, and that there aren't any comments in that particular post.

What just happened?

Now that you have the comments feature enabled, it's only a matter of time until your visitors start raving about how wonderful life is now that they've discovered your weblog. Be sure to respond to all of them, because the key to have a successful...