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Just like siblings have common features inherited from their parents, applications that ship with Liferay Portal also share common features. These include look and feel, exporting/importing app data, communication, sharing, permissions, scoping, and configuration templates. You’ll learn how these features work together to facilitate information flow within Liferay Portal and provide an enhanced experience for your users. So before you get into the nitty gritty of the applications themselves, it’s best to cover these common features first, starting with the look and feel configuration options.

Look and Feel Configuration

An administrator can access the look and feel configuration menu of any Liferay Portal application by clicking on the Options icon () at the top right corner of the app and selecting Look and Feel...

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Exporting/Importing App Data

There are times when you want to export/import specific content created from an application, and not deal with site data at all. Many Liferay apps allow you to export or import their app data...

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Communication Between Apps

Liferay Portal implements several communication mechanisms across apps including those specified by the JSR-286 standard: public render parameters and events. Public render parameters are easy to...

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Sharing Applications with Other Sites

The web was once thought of as a number of islands of applications in a vast universe of “cyberspace.” Many web sites attempted to make their island the biggest. Some succeeded to a large extent...

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Application Permissions

All of Liferay’s apps support Liferay Portal’s robust, fine-grained permissions system. Some higher level permissions can be configured in the permissions tab of the app’s configuration dialog box....

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Application Scope

As you learned earlier, roles can be scoped by the instance, by a site, or by an organization. A role only takes effect within its scope. For example, a Message Boards Administrator role with...

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Configuration Templates

Once you’ve configured an application, Configuration Templates enable you to save those settings in a reusable template. If someone goes in and changes the settings of a particular app, it then...

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