The 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.
The asset framework includes the following features:
- Tags and categories
- Comments and ratings
- Related assets (a.k.a. Asset links)
- Faceted search
- Integration with the Asset Publisher portlet
- Integration with the Search portlet
- Integration with the Tags Navigation, Tag Cloud, and Categories Navigation portlets
Now 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 core portlets like the Asset Publisher, Tags Navigation, Tag Cloud, and Categories Navigation portlets. Ready to start?