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Apache Roller is a Java-based, full-featured, multi-user and group-blog server suitable for blog sites large and small.

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  • Multi-user blogging: can support thousands of users and blogs
  • Group blogging with three permission levels: owner, editor, and drafter
  • Support for comment moderation and comment spam prevention measures
  • Bloggers have full control over blog layout/style via Apache Velocity-driven templates
  • Built-in Lucene search engine indexes weblog entry content
  • Support for blog clients that support MetaWeblog API
  • All blogs have entry and comment feeds in both RSS 2.0 and Atom 1.0 formats
  • Support for SEO: web analytics tracking keys, blog-entry specific Meta description elements


Roller's installation guide covers deployment on Tomcat, GlassFish, and JBoss application servers using a MySQL, Derby, or PostgreSQL database. Users however have reported success running Roller on other app servers and databases.

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