Apache Roller 4.0
Beginner's Guide
By Alfonso V. Romero
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Final Release Date: December 2009
Pages: 388

In Detail

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.

A complete guide for running an Apache Roller blog from your own PC.

Approach

This beginner's guide is packed with information, tips, and tricks, based on the author's extensive experience with Apache Roller. In next to no time, you will be able to build and deploy your own blog. The clear and concise hands-on exercises will teach you everything you need to know to install, configure, and use Apache Roller, along with the open source software required to run it. The book includes plenty of illustrations to guide you through all the detailed exercises and tutorials, so you can get the most out of every chapter.

Who this book is for

If you are interested in establishing a blog, using Apache Roller and popular web applications to write attractive posts and promote your blog on all the major social bookmarking services, this book is for you. No previous experience on Tomcat, MySQL, the Apache Web Server, or Linux is required.

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