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Liferay IDE

Liferay IDE is a collection of Eclipse plugins created by Liferay, Inc. to support developing applications, e.g. portlets, hooks, themes, etc, for the Liferay Portal platform.

To get started, check out the project's community homepage at

To install the Liferay IDE plugins into your Eclipse install using the following released versions depending on your Eclipse version:

Source Code

All of Liferay IDE's source code resides in this current repository. Liferay IDE releases are built from this repository and the output of the build is an Eclipse style update-site that can be used to install the Liferay IDE plugins into a user's Eclipse installation. Freshly built updatesites will reside in the target folder of the build/releng/com.liferay.ide-repository/ module.

Quick Start

To get up and running quickly, download a pre-built Liferay IDE release and install it into your Eclipse install. Follow the Installation Guide for instructions. Then use the Getting Started Tutorial for how to create and deploy a Liferay Project using Liferay IDE.


Liferay IDE versions do not coorespond with Liferay Portal but instead follow their own versions.

  • 1.x - supports Liferay Portal 6.0 and 6.1 and only PluginsSDK based projects
  • 2.x - (at this time still in development) supports Liferay Portal 6.2 and also Maven based Liferay projects

Bug Tracker

Have a bug? Please file an issue at Liferay's JIRA and use the IDE project.


Read detailed announcements, discussions, and more on Liferay IDE's Blog Stream.


Have questions? Ask them on our own category for Liferay IDE on the forums


This library, Liferay IDE, is free software ("Licensed Software"); you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2.1 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This library is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; including but not limited to, the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY, NONINFRINGEMENT, or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Lesser General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public License along with this library; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA

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