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Choosing a platform for your web presence can be daunting. You want something built on a solid technology foundation, fully featured, fully customizable, easy to use, with a solid record of success, and a forward-looking, bright vision for your site’s future. If you’re a small organization, the interface should be intuitive enough and the defaults safe enough for you to get your site up quickly, so you can focus on your mission instead of your technology. If you’re a large organization, your marketers should be able to update your site’s content easily, your developers should have a solid platform on which to build your applications, and your administrators should have all the tools necessary to manage the system and connect it to your existing environment.

You’ve just found all that in Liferay Portal.

Liferay Portal provides a robust platform to build your site on quickly and serve it to all clients—desktop, mobile, or anything in between. It provides all the standard applications you need your site to run. It provides an easy to use development framework for new applications or customization. On top of this, Liferay Portal is developed using an open source methodology, by people from around the world. The code base is solid, reliable, and stable in mission critical deployments in diverse industries.

The best way to explain all this is to show you how Liferay Portal works in four key areas:

  • Web Content Management

  • User collaboration

  • Development Platform

  • Customization

Of course, this is only part of what Liferay Portal can do, but it suffices as an introduction to how it works. Read on to learn about Liferay Portal’s web content management features.

Building a site with Liferay Web Experience

When you log into Liferay Portal and look at its default screen, one thing to notice is that it’s built for all clients that access the web, not just desktop browsers. Figure 1: If you click this...

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Using Liferay Portal as a collaborative platform

Liferay Portal includes a suite of collaborative applications, and they’re all integrated together. These applications range from personal productivity applications like a calendar and email, to...

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Using Liferay as a Development Platform

Building your site on Liferay’s development platform can give you a head start. It provides everything you need to support your applications, so you can concentrate solely on what you’re building,...

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Extending and customizing Liferay for your own needs

Liferay Portal was specifically designed to be extended and modified, beyond what even most open source projects provide. Though its source code is available, Liferay Portal’s developers have...

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Conclusion: What Liferay Portal Really Is

So what is Liferay Portal? As you can see, it’s hard to describe, because it does so much. What we’ve essentially done is say it’s a totally awesome content and document managing, user...

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What’s New in Liferay Portal CE 7.1

Liferay Portal CE 7.1 launches new features for efficient, beautiful page design, along with an extensive upgrade to forms. The user experience has also been streamlined throughout the platform to...

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