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 community-building applications like message boards, blogs, and wikis.
This is a suite of integrated applications with all the features of similar, standalone applications. For example, Liferay Portal’s Message Boards include categories and subcategories, message threads, captcha, RSS feeds, email notification, posting via email, and much more. But more than this, the applications are integrated with the rest of Liferay Portal’s framework. Users log in and their profiles are used automatically by the message boards and all the other collaborative applications. And as you’ll see later, functionality from the built in applications can be added to your own to provide features like comments in your own software, and you don’t have to write any code to do it.
One important feature of all the collaborative applications—as well as web content and documents—is the Recycle Bin. If users delete content that must be restored later, you don’t have to find it in your backups: it’s in the Recycle Bin.
Liferay Portal’s suite of collaborative applications includes a Blog (complete with blog aggregation features so you can publish multiple users’ blog entries in one place), Message Boards, a Wiki, a Knowledge Base that you can use to publish a library of articles, activities display, and personal productivity applications like a calendar.
Liferay Portal includes what you need to enable users to collaborate. Next, you’ll see how Liferay Portal’s platform benefits developers.