|Stable release||6.2.3 (6.2 GA4) / April 17, 2015|
|Type||Enterprise portal, content management framework, content management system, community|
|License||LGPL License  and proprietary|
Liferay Portal is a free and open source enterprise portal software product. Distributed under the GNU Lesser General Public License and optional commercial license, Liferay has been declared "Best Open Source Portal" by InfoWorld in 2007. It is primarily used to power corporate intranets and extranets.
Written in Java, Liferay Portal is a web platform with features commonly required for the development of websites and portals. Liferay includes a built-in web content management system allowing users to build websites and portals as an assembly of themes, pages, portlets/gadgets and a common navigation. Liferay is sometimes described as a content management framework or a web application framework. Liferay's support for plugins extends into multiple programming languages, including support for PHP and Ruby portlets.
Although Liferay offers a sophisticated programming interface for developers, no programming skills are required for basic website installation and administration.
Liferay Portal is Java-based and runs on any computing platform capable of running the Java Runtime Environment and an application server. Liferay is available bundled with a servlet container such as Apache Tomcat.
Liferay, Inc., is a professional open-source company that provides free documentation and paid professional service to users of its software. Mainly focused on enterprise portal technology, the company has its headquarters in Diamond Bar, California, United States.
Liferay Portal was created in 2000 by chief software architect Brian Chan to provide an enterprise portal solution for non-profit organizations. In 2004, the company was incorporated under the name Liferay, Inc. and formalized its Germany subsidiary Liferay GmbH. In 2007, the company opened new Asian headquarters in Dalian, China, and the Spanish subsidiary Liferay SL. In March 2009, the company opened a new office in Bangalore, India. To date there are 18 offices in 15 countries worldwide with a partner network of 110+ in 40 countries.
Sun Microsystems and Liferay signed a technology-sharing agreement during May 2008. Sun Microsystems rebranded the offering GlassFish Web Space Server. ZDNet further describes the relationship in the May 2008 article Sun and Liferay launch web-presentation platform. In 2010 Sun was acquired by Oracle and the GlassFish Web Space Server was not included in their portal roadmap, with all prospects turned over to Liferay, Inc.
Liferay 6.1 was released in January 2012 and saw several improvements and new functionality including an improved document library, dynamic data lists and an app store.
In April 2013, Liferay partnered with TIBCO Software to offer a series of Liferay enterprise Connectivity Adapters (eC Adapters) that use TIBCO ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks with the intention of easing integration of Liferay Portal with multiple systems.
It is distributed in two different editions:
- Liferay Portal Community Edition — A version with the latest features and support through the active community.
- Liferay Portal Enterprise Edition — A commercial offering that includes services including updates and full support. This release goes through additional quality assurance cycles and is usually available around 1 or 2 months after the Community Edition and comes under a subscription.
Liferay also provides a collaboration suite based on the Liferay platform:
- Liferay Social Office — A social collaboration suite for enterprises.
Additional Liferay products and projects include:
- Liferay Sync — Enables Liferay Portal users to publish and access documents and files from multiple environments, including Windows and Mac OS desktops, and iOS and Android-based mobile platforms.
- AlloyUI — A UI framework for building web applications.
- Liferay Faces — An umbrella project that provides support for the JavaServer Faces (JSF) standard within Liferay Portal.
- Liferay Screens — A library of mobile components to build mobile applications with Liferay as the backend.
- Liferay IDE — Set of Eclipse plugins for development with the Liferay Portal platform.
- Liferay Marketplace — Liferay's public apps repository.
Liferay comes with certain portlets preinstalled. These comprise the core functionality of the portal system. They include:
- Alerts and Announcements
- Alfresco, Documentum, and other document library integration
- Asset Publishing
- Blogs and blog aggregation
- Document and Image management
- Document Library Manager, Recent Documents
- Knowledge Base
- LDAP Integration
- Message Boards
- Nested Portlets
- Page Ratings & Flags
- Site Map
- Site Navigation
- Social Equity
- Software Catalog
- Tags and Categories
- Themes, supporting Velocity and FreeMarker markup
- User Directory
- Web Content
- Web Form Builder
- WebDAV Integration
- Website Tool
- Wiki (supports Creole as well as MediaWiki syntax)
|6.2.3 GA4||Newton||Community Edition||2015-04-17||~|
|6.2.2 GA3||Newton||Community Edition||2015-01-15||~|
|6.2.1 GA2||Newton||Community Edition||2014-02-28||~|
|6.2.10 GA1||Newton||Enterprise Edition||2013-12-3||unknown|
|6.2.0 GA1||Newton||Community Edition||2013-11-01||~|
|6.1.2 GA3||Paton||Community Edition||2013-08-23||42.000+|
|6.1.30 GA3||Paton||Enterprise Edition||2013-08-16||unknown|
|6.1.1 GA2||Paton||Community Edition||2012-07-31||336.614+|
|6.1.20 GA2||Paton||Enterprise Edition||2012-07-31||unknown|
|6.1.10 GA1||Paton||Enterprise Edition||2012-02-15||unknown|
|6.1.0 GA1||Paton||Community Edition||2012-01-01||265.718|
|6.0.12 SP2||Bunyan||Enterprise Edition||2011-11-07||unknown|
|6.0.11 SP1||Bunyan||Enterprise Edition||2011-01-13||unknown|
|5.2 SP5||Augustine||Enterprise Edition||2010-10-20||unknown|
|5.2 SP4||Augustine||Enterprise Edition||2010-05-19||unknown|
|5.1 SP5||Calvin||Enterprise Edition||2010-03-12||unknown|
|5.2 SP3||Augustine||Enterprise Edition||2010-01-07||unknown|
|5.2 SP2||Augustine||Enterprise Edition||2009-11-17||unknown|
|5.1 SP4||Calvin||Enterprise Edition||2009-10-23||unknown|
|5.2 SP1||Augustine||Enterprise Edition||2009-08-07||unknown|
|5.1 SP3||Calvin||Enterprise Edition||2009-07-20||unknown|
|5.1 SP2||Calvin||Enterprise Edition||2009-05-12||unknown|
|5.1 SP1||Calvin||Enterprise Edition||2009-02-18||unknown|
|5.1 SP||Calvin||Enterprise Edition||2008-12-16||unknown|
|5.0.1 RC||Luther||Community Edition||2008-04-14||101.543|
|5.0.0 RC||Luther||Community Edition||2008-04-09||10.704|
- "Liferay 6.0 CE vs. EE licensing question". www.liferay.com. Retrieved 2012-01-04.
- "Liferay Adopting the LGPL License". www.liferay.com. Retrieved 2010-09-04.
- "List of Liferay Portlets". www.liferay.com. Retrieved 2010-09-04.
- "Liferay PHP Portlets". www.liferay.com. Retrieved 2010-09-04.
- "Liferay Portal". www.liferay.com. Retrieved 2010-09-04.
- Howard, Phil (October 18, 2005). "Liferay after Plumtree: Pure play portals alive and kicking". Reg Developer.
- "Liferay Breaks Into EContent Magazine's "EContent 100" Of Industry Leaders". Business Wire. November 20, 2006.
- "2006 EContent 100 List". EContent Magazine. December 2006.
- "2007 Technology of the Year Awards: Applications". InfoWorld. January 1, 2007.
- "Liferay and ICEfaces Announce Ajax Portal Technology Partnership". August 3, 2007.
- Bakaus, Paul (January 23, 2008). "jQuery UI and beyond: The jQuery-Liferay partnership".
- Cheng, Alice (2009-09-29). "PRESS RELEASE: Liferay Named a Visionary in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant". www.liferay.com. Retrieved 2013-02-18.
- "Press Release: Sun Joins Liferay Open Source Community". May 2008.
- "Sun and Liferay launch web-presentation platform". May 2008.
- "Oracle buys Sun, becomes hardware company". January 27, 2010.
- "Enterprise Portal Liferay Partners with TIBCO Software for Lower Cost Back-End Integration". www.cmswire.com. Retrieved 2013-04-30.
- "List of Core Liferay Portlets".
- Sezov, Richard (September 9, 2008). Liferay Administrator's Guide (2nd ed.). Liferay Press. p. 276. ISBN 0-615-24733-4.
- Yuan, Jonas X (January, 2008-2012). Several Liferay Portal Books. Packt Publishing. Check date values in:
- Sarang, Poornachandra (April 30, 2009). Practical Liferay: Java–based Portal Applications Development (1st ed.). Apress. p. 384. ISBN 1-4302-1847-9.
- Sezov, Richard (September 10, 2011). Liferay in Action (1st ed.). Manning Publication. p. 376. ISBN 9781935182825.
- Robert Chen, Sandeep Nair, Samir Bhatt, Mahipalsinh Rana, Gaurav Barot (December 2011). Liferay Beginners Guide (1st ed.). Manning Publishing. p. 546. ISBN 9781849517003.
- Yuan, Jonas X (January 2012). Liferay Portal Systems Development (1st ed.). Packt Publishing. p. 546. ISBN 9781849515986.
- Nair, Sandeep (March 2013). Liferay Portal 6 Starter (1st ed.). Packt Publishing. p. 54. ISBN 9781782169666.
- Sezov, Richard (May 10, 2013). Using Liferay Portal 6.1 (1st ed.). Liferay Press. p. 683. ISBN 978-0-578-12351-6.
- Sezov, Richard (May 10, 2013). Using Liferay Portal 6.1 - User Guide (1st ed.). Liferay Press. p. 683. ISBN 978-0-578-12351-6. Retrieved 25 September 2013.
- Bhatt, Samir (June 2013). Liferay Portal performance best practices (1st ed.). Packt Publishing. p. 54. ISBN 9781782169666.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Liferay.|
- Official website
- Gasperson, Tina (September 13, 2006). "Goodwill is good with open source portal Liferay". Linux.com.
- Heck, Mike (May 5, 2006). "Jboss and Liferay provide open portals to SOA". InfoWorld.