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Chapter 2. Getting Started

2.1. Creating a New Blog
2.2. Configuring a Blog
2.2.1. General Blog Settings
2.2.2. Configuring an RSS Feed
2.2.3. Changing a Blog Title
2.2.4. Changing a Blog Metadata
2.2.5. Changing a Blog Author
2.2.6. Changing a Blog Language
2.2.7. Changing a Blog Theme
2.3. Adding a Blog Post or a Page
2.4. Editing a Blog Post or a Page
2.5. Removing a Blog Post or a Page
2.6. Displaying Blog Statistics
2.7. Listing Blog Posts or Pages
2.8. Generating a Blog
2.9. Displaying a Log
This chapter provides a brief introduction to BlazeBlogger and its usage, and covers how to create, configure, manage, and build a full-featured blog.


On GNU/Linux, UNIX, and similar operating systems, you can use blaze-command and more convenient blaze command interchangeably. For a list of available commands, type the following at a shell prompt:
blaze help

2.1. Creating a New Blog

To create a new blog, move into the directory in which you want to keep its working copy, and type the following at a shell prompt:
This creates a hidden directory, .blaze/, in which the blog data are stored. The actual content of this directory is not important, and it is recommended that you never touch the files in it directly.
To recover its content should it ever be damaged, use the same command again. You can also revert the existing configuration, theme, and language files to their initial state by supplying the --force (or -f for short) command line option:
blaze-init -f
For a complete list of available command line options, refer to Section 3.1, “blaze-init.
Example 2.1. Creating a New Blog in the ~/public_html/ Directory
Many web servers are able to serve content from a certain directory within user's home directory, typically ~/public_html/. You can start a new blog in this directory by typing the following command:
public_html]$ blaze-init
Created a BlazeBlogger repository in .blaze.