Apache Roller is a full-featured, multi-user and group-blog server suitable for blog sites large and small. It runs as a Java web application that should be able to run on most any Java EE server and relational database. 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.

Here are some of Roller's key features:

  • Multi-user blogging: can support tens of thousands of users and blogs
  • Group blogging with three permisson levels (editor, author and limited)
  • Support for comment moderation and comment spam prevention measures
  • Bloggers have complete control over blog layout/style via Apache Velocity-driven templates
  • Built-in search engine indexes weblog entry content
  • Pluggable cache and rendering system
  • 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

Project Status

Roller is a stable and production-ready blog server in its third major revision. It powers internal and external employee blogs at Oracle, IBM and other companies as well as with Apache and DZone's JRoller.com Java blogging community. See our Wiki page for more known Roller blogs on the 'Net.

About Roller

Apache Roller is a Project of the Apache Software Foundation (ASF), formed by a resolution of the ASF Board of Directors and graduating from the Apache Incubator in March 2007.
As an ASF Project, Roller is subject to the ASF Bylaws and the direction of the ASF Board.

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