Liferay Portal is a platform for running any kind of website that exists, as well as websites that currenly only exist in the imaginations of those who will go on to build them.
The reasons to use Liferay Portal for your website are simple:
- It provides a robust platform to serve your site to all clients, be they desktop, mobile, or anything in between
- It provides all the standard applications you need to run on your site
- It provides an easy to use development framework for new applications or customization
- It provides easy ways for customization of core components of the portal
In addition to this, Liferay Portal is developed using an Open Source methodology, by people from around the world. The code base is solid and has been proved to be reliable and stable in mission critical deployments in diverse industries.
So what is Liferay? 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 management, user collaborating, socially enabling, application developing, corporate integrating, completely customizable and themable platform for building the Internet.
It comes in two flavors:
We invite you to download it and see for yourself how you can use it to build anything on the web that you want. And after you've played around with it a while, come back here and check out all the things you can do with Liferay: both out of the box and with its development platform.