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Any type of content in Liferay Portal is considered an asset. In the Creating Web Content chapter, you examined Liferay Portal’s most common type of asset: web content. Other types of assets include blog posts, wiki articles, message board posts, bookmarks, and documents. It’s possible for developers to define custom asset types that utilize Liferay Portal’s asset framework. Originally, the asset framework was created to provide a mechanism for adding tags to blog entries, wiki articles, and web content without reimplementing the same functionality multiple times. The asset framework has been greatly extended since then and it now supports tags, categories, vocabularies, comments, ratings, and asset relationships.

The Asset Publisher application is designed to display multiple assets. It has quite a few configuration options which you’ll cover in this chapter. By default, abstracts (previews) of recently published assets are displayed by the Asset Publisher app and links to their full views are provided. You can configure the Asset Publisher app to display a table of assets, a list of asset titles, or the full content of assets. You can also configure the Asset Publisher to display only certain kinds of assets and you choose how many items to display in a list. The Asset Publisher app is very useful for displaying chosen types of content, for displaying recent content, and for allowing users to browse content by tags and categories. The Asset Publisher is designed to integrate with the Tags Navigation and Categories Navigation apps to allow this.

This chapter covers the following topics:

  • Tagging and categorizing content
  • Using targeted, single value, and multi-value vocabularies
  • Adding relationships between assets
  • Geolocating assets
  • Using faceted search
  • Publishing assets
  • Publishing RSS feeds
  • Restoring deleted assets

The first thing you’ll learn about is tagging and categorizing content.

Organizing Content with Tags and Categories

Tags and categories are two important tools you can use to help organize information in Liferay Portal. These tools help users to easily find the content they’re looking for through search or...

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Defining Content Relationships

Related Assets is a feature that enables you to connect an asset to other assets within the same site or to global assets, even if they don’t share any tags and aren’t in the same category. The...

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Defining Content Relationships

Related Assets is a feature that enables you to connect an asset to other assets within the same site or to global assets, even if they don’t share any tags and aren’t in the same category. The...

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Geolocating Assets

Geolocation is a feature that enables you to add the geographic coordinates where an asset was created, as metadata to your assets. You can add geolocation metadata to your web content, data lists,...

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Publishing Assets

As you create web content, it’s important to keep in mind that to Liferay Portal, the pieces of content are assets, just like message board entries and blog posts. This allows you to publish...

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Publishing RSS Feeds

RSS is a family of web feed formats used to publish frequently updated works such as blog entries and news articles. RSS allows users to stay up-to-date with your site’s content without actually...

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Restoring Deleted Assets

Have you ever had that life-altering experience where you deleted an important file and immediately regretted deleting it? The deed is usually followed by a palm to the forehead or a sick feeling....

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