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In this chapter we’ll look at some Liferay utility applications that might be useful for you. The Software Catalog is currently packaged with Liferay but will soon be replaced by Liferay Marketplace. Please see chapter 13 for information about Liferay Marketplace and managing Liferay plugins. The Knowledge Base application is an EE-only plugin. In this chapter we’ll discuss several of these applications:

  • Bookmarks
  • Weather
  • Software catalog
  • Shopping
  • Knowledge Base

Liferay’s Bookmarks application is a simple way for users to keep track of URLs in the portal that can also be used by an administrator to publish relevant links to groups of users. The Software Catalog allows you to define a set of software items to display to visitors. The Knowledge Base application allows you to create articles and organize them into full books or guides that be published on your portal.

Capturing Web Sites with the Bookmarks Portlet

Many of us enjoy collecting things we value. They may be stamps, comic books, sea shells, or fabulous shoes. The list goes on and on. But have you considered URLs collectible? Having a thorough...

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Weather

Liferay’s Weather portlet displays basic weather-related information (temperature, conditions) for multiple configurable locations. It’s available as an app from Liferay Marketplace. For each...

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Creating Your Own Plugin Repository

As your enterprise builds its own library of portlets for internal use, you can create your own plugin repository to make it easy to install and upgrade portlets. This will allow different...

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Shopping

Would your organization like to make some money selling promotional items? Are you an artist looking to share your work with the world? Perhaps your company produces a publication that customers...

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Knowledge Base

Liferay’s Knowledge Base portlet provides a means for creating and organizing articles within a site. The knowledge base is perfect for creating and organizing information more formally than in a...

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Summary

In this chapter, we examined two Liferay utility applications: the Software Catalog and the Knowledge Base. The Software Catalog allows you to define a set of software items to make available to...

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