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Liferay Utility Applications

In this chapter we’ll look at some Liferay utility applications that might be useful for you. The Software Catalog has been replaced by Liferay Marketplace but can still be installed as a plugin. Refer to the chapter on Liferay Marketplace for information on downloading and managing Liferay plugins. The Reports, JasperReports, and Knowledge Base applications are only available to EE customers. In this chapter we’ll discuss following applications:

  • Bookmarks
  • Software Catalog
  • Shopping
  • Reports and JasperReports
  • Knowledge Base
  • Akismet
  • Weather
  • OAuth

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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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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Generating Reports in Liferay

EE Only Feature Liferay’s Reports portlet allows administrators to create reports and schedule report generation runs. In order to work, the Reports portlet needs to be combined with an appropriate...

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Knowledge Base

Liferay’s Knowledge Base application provides a way to create and organize articles in a site. For example, it can be used to display professional product documentation or form complete books or...

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Akismet

Akismet is a web-based spam detection service. The Akismet app, available from Liferay Marketplace, integrates Liferay with Akismet to provide spam detection for Liferay’s message boards, blogs,...

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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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OAuth

EE Only Feature Liferay’s OAuth utility authorizes third-party applications to interact with a user’s resources. It’s available as an app from Liferay Marketplace. Let’s say you’re hosting Liferay...

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Virtual LDAP Server

EE-only The Virtual LDAP Server EE app, available from Liferay Marketplace, Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) is an application protocol for accessing and maintaining distributed...

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Summary

In this chapter, we examined several Liferay utility applications: the Bookmarks portlet, the Shopping portlet, the Software Catalog, the Reports and JasperReports applications, the Knowledge Base,...

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