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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


Whew! I thought this chapter was going to be shorter than the others, but the truth is: comments are an essential part of weblogs, and there are a lot of things to discuss about them.

Specifically, we covered:

  • How to use Roller's comment management tools to approve, disapprove, and delete comments

  • How to moderate comments in Roller using comment management tools

  • How to avoid spam and use all the anti-spam tools available in Roller

  • How to use trackbacks to interact with other bloggers

Now that you're an expert on comments (well, at least an expert on managing comments in Roller), the next chapter which will be available on our website ( will teach you about some advanced topics such as Atom and RSS feeds, how to manage several weblogs and several users in Roller, how to use aggregators and pings, and so on.