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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
Pop Quiz Answers

Time for action — sending trackbacks

The following exercise will show you how to send a trackback from your Roller weblog to another Roller blog:

  1. Log into Roller and go to the New Entry page to write a new post. Type Testing trackbacks in Roller in the Title field and I'm using this post to test the trackbacks feature in Roller! in the Content field, as shown in the following screenshot:

  2. Scroll down the page and click on the Post to Weblog button to post the new entry in your weblog. Open a new tab in your web browser and go to the blog where you want to leave the trackback (in this exercise, I'll use for demonstration purposes), as shown in the following screenshot:

  3. Right-click on the Permalink (or on the title, The art of blogging ) and select the Copy Link Location option from the pop-up menu, as shown in the following screenshot:

  4. Now go back to your Roller entry, locate the Trackback section at the end of the page, and paste the trackback link from the...