What is a Liferay Portal?

Liferay is open source Portal software and it has a free community edition for commercial use. Liferay is an enterprise web platform to build the business solutions.

Liferay comes in two versions:

  1. Community Edition
  2. Enterprise Edition

Liferay Portal is one of the most successful and top Portals available in the present day’s market for developing a website / web application. This portal is made up of hot-deployable plugins called PortletsPortlets form the heart of a Portal.

Following are the benefits of using a Liferay portal:

  • Liferay is open source software
  • Web Content Management
  • Document Management
  • Digital asset management
  • Workflow management
  • Social collaboration suite (Wikis, Blogs, etc.)
  • Supports integration with LDAP
  • Support for Hot deployable plugins, etc.
Features of Liferay Portal:

Following are a few features of Liferay Portal:

  • Runs on most of the application servers and servlet containers, databases, and operating systems.
  • JSR-286 Compliant.
  • 60 portlets pre-bundled Out-of-the-box.
  • Built in Content Management System (CMS) and Collaboration Suite
  • Hot deployable plugins, hence no restart of server required for changes.
  • Personalization of Pages for users.
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