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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
About the Reviewers
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Time for action — enabling e-mail comment notification in Roller

In the following exercise, you'll see how to enable or disable Roller's comment notification via e-mail. To do that, there's a global setting that affects the entire blog server, and a specific setting for each weblog in Roller:

  1. Log into Roller and click on the Main Menu link on Roller's menu bar:

  2. On the Main Menu page, click on the Server administration link, on the lower-right part of the screen:

  3. Scroll down the Roller Configuration page until you locate the Comment and Trackback Settings section, and select the Email notification of comments?, Enable verification of trackback links?, and Enable referrer linkback extraction? checkboxes to enable them, as shown in the following screenshot:

  4. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on the Save button to apply the changes you made to the Comment and Trackback Settings section. Click on the Main Menu link again, and then click on your weblog's Settings link:

  5. Scroll down the...