Layout templates define how content can be placed on a page. Liferay Portal includes several default layout templates out-of-the-box that you can use to organize content on your pages:


Figure 1: There are many default layout templates to choose from.

If you require a layout for your content that’s not provided, you can create your own layout templates. In this section of tutorials, you’ll learn how to develop layout templates for Liferay Portal.

Creating Layout Templates

Layout Templates specify how content is arranged on your site pages, as shown in the 1-2-1 Columns layout below: Figure 1: The 1-2-1 Columns page layout creates a nice flow for your content. The...

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Creating Layout Templates Manually

Although you can generate layout templates with the Liferay Theme Generator, you may prefer to create or modify them manually using your own tools. In this tutorial you’ll learn the anatomy of...

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Creating Custom Layout Template Thumbnail Previews

If you created a layout template with the Theme Generator, it generated a default thumbnail preview for your layout template. Follow these steps to create a custom preview thumbnail for a layout...

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Including Layout Templates with a Theme

Although you can deploy a layout template by itself, you can also bundle it with a theme. To include a layout template with a theme, follow these steps: Open your theme’s liferay-look-and-feel.xml...

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