In this article, you’ll learn how to create a Liferay theme as a WAR project. To create a Liferay theme via the command line using Blade CLI or Maven, use one of the commands with the following parameters:
blade create -t theme projectName
mvn archetype:generate \ -DarchetypeGroupId=com.liferay \ -DarchetypeArtifactId=com.liferay.project.templates.theme \ -DartifactId=[projectName] \ -DliferayVersion=7.1
You can also insert the
-b maven parameter in the Blade command to generate a Maven project using Blade CLI.
The template for this kind of project is
theme. Suppose you want to create a theme project called
my-theme-project as a WAR file. You could run the following command to accomplish this:
blade create -t theme my-theme-project
mvn archetype:generate \ -DarchetypeGroupId=com.liferay \ -DarchetypeArtifactId=com.liferay.project.templates.theme \ -DgroupId=com.liferay \ -DartifactId=my-theme-project \ -Dversion=1.0 \ -DliferayVersion=7.1
After running the Blade command above, your project’s folder structure looks like this:
The Maven-generated project includes a
pom.xml file and does not include the Gradle-specific files, but otherwise, appears exactly the same.
The generated theme is functional and is deployable to a Liferay Portal instance. To build upon the generated project, modify the project by adding logic and additional files to the folders outlined above. You can visit the simple-theme project for a more expanded sample of a theme. Likewise, see the Themes and Layout Templates tutorial section for more information on creating themes.