Liferay Portal’s asset framework transforms entities into a common format that can be published anywhere in your site. Web content articles, blog posts, wiki articles, and documents are some asset-enabled entities that come out-of-the-box. By asset-enabling your own applications, you can take advantage of Liferay Portal’s functionality for publishing your application’s data across your site in the form of asset publisher entries, notifications, social activities, and more.
Liferay Portal’s asset framework includes the following features:
- Tags and categories
- Comments and ratings
- Related assets (a.k.a. asset links)
- Faceted search
- Integration with Liferay Portal’s Asset Publisher portlet
- Integration with Liferay Portal’s Search portlet
- Integration with Liferay Portal’s Tags Navigation, Tag Cloud, and Categories Navigation portlets
In this section, you’ll asset-enable the guestbook and guestbook entry entities. You’ll implement tags, categories, and related assets for guestbooks and guestbook entries. You’ll implement comments and ratings in guestbook entries. You’ll also learn how asset-enabled guestbooks and guestbook entries integrate with Liferay Portal core portlets like the Asset Publisher, Tags Navigation, Tag Cloud, and Categories Navigation portlets. Ready to start?