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  • Install and configure Apache Roller on a Windows or Linux environment
  • Integrate Apache Roller with Tomcat by installing and configuring the mod_jk connector
  • Upload images, sounds, and videos to your blog with ease
  • Customize your blog's visual appearance using Roller themes and templates
  • Enhance the appearance of your posts using the Rich Text Editor included in Roller
  • Promote your blog using major social bookmarking services like Technorati, Digg,, and StumbleUpon
  • Embed maps, videos, and document presentations in your blog using Google Maps, YouTube, and SlideShare
  • Run a Roller blog from your own PC by creating an account with a dynamic DNS service provider
  • Create a community of blogs with Apache Roller's built-in multi-user/multi-blog tools and the Planet Roller aggregator

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.

  • Create, optimize, and maintain your own blog server using Apache Roller
  • Incorporate multimedia content from popular web tools like YouTube, Google Maps, Twitter. and SlideShare in your posts
  • Customize the appearance of your blog with visually appealing, powerful themes and templates
  • Increase your blog's search engine ranking and keep track of visitors using Google Webmaster Tools
Page Count 388
Course Length 11 hours 38 minutes
ISBN 9781847199508
Date Of Publication 30 Dec 2009


Alfonso V. Romero

Alfonso Romero is a freelance computer consultant and translator from Mexico. He's been working with Linux and open source software since 1999. He started operating his first web server (Apache) from a PC at home, offering free hosting services to experiment with Postfix, Squirrel Mail, MySQL, Apache, Tomcat, and Virtual Hosting. Since then, he's been working as a computer consultant for several clients in Mexico – writing Java, C++, and Web applications. Since 2000, he has worked for Pearson Education in Mexico as a computer books freelance translator and consultant. His latest book translations are the Spanish versions of Java How to Program, Seventh Edition, from Deitel & Deitel, and C++ How to Program, Sixth Edition, also from Deitel & Deitel. Al enjoys writing tutorials and teaching about Java, C++, PHP, the Apache Web server, Tomcat, MySQL, Web applications like Apache Roller, and all of the wonderful open source applications used today, and when he's not experimenting with new trends in Open Source applications, he enjoys playing his electric guitar.