Liferay Portal is an open source enterprise web platform for building business solutions that deliver immediate results and long-term value. Liferay Portal started out as a personal development project in 2000 and was open sourced in 2001.
To get started, check out the project's community homepage at community.liferay.com!
Latest Release Details
The latest release, Liferay Portal version 7, is built from the source code of Liferay Portal and several other related open source projects. It includes features for end users, business professionals, system administrators, and enterprise developers.
- Modular architecture for maximum flexibility and reliability
- Portal features for managing users, groups, and permissions
- Single page applications for blazingly fast performance
- Rich web services for integrating with other systems
- Web content management including Personalization and Content Targeting
- Documents and rich media management
- Mobile development platform
- Business forms and workflow
- Collaboration features such as blogs, wikis, and social networking
- Consistent and powerful Lexicon user experience
- Integrated development environment using Liferay IDE
To get up and running quickly, download a pre-built Liferay Portal release and follow the Quick Start instructions. For more detailed installation instructions, please refer to the system administrator guide on the Liferay Developer Network.
If you wish to build core Liferay Portal or its plugins, read the CONTRIBUTING guide. It includes details on using the repositories and building the software.
Liferay Developer Network
The Liferay Developer Network (LDN), is the best place to learn about Liferay. It has over 200 tutorials, guided learning, and much more.
LDN's Learning Paths are a great place to learn how to develop on Liferay Portal, especially if you're new to Liferay development. As you gain experience developing on Liferay, you'll want to dive into tutorials for details on leveraging Liferay's technologies and frameworks. If you create apps that you want to share or sell, you can read LDN's Distribute section to learn how to publish the apps to the Liferay Marketplace.
Liferay Portal releases are built from the liferay-portal repository and include select plugins from the liferay-plugins repository. You can build Liferay Portal, its plugins, and/or any of the other supporting technologies from their respective repositories.
There are many ways for you to learn what's new in Liferay, get answers to questions, and connect with other Liferay community members.
Follow us on Twitter:
@Liferay tweets Liferay's latest announcements
@LiferayDocs tweets about new articles and tutorials
@LiferayEng tweets from the core engineering team
Read our announcements, engage in discussions, and learn more by following Liferay's Blog Stream.
Do you have questions? Ask them on our very active forums!
Join the conversation on Liferay's Community Chat.
- Get your invite: community-chat.liferay.com
- Enter the chat: liferay-community.slack.com
Liferay welcomes any and all contributions! Please read the CONTRIBUTING guide for details on developing and submitting your contributions.
For transparency and insight into Liferay's release cycle, and for striving to maintain backward compatibility, we make a strong effort to uphold the versioning for our software as described in Understanding Liferay's Releases.
Bug Reporting and Feature Requests
If you'd like to suggest a new feature for Liferay, visit the Ideas Dashboard to submit and track the progress of your idea!
The Liferay Development Team
Liferay Portal is produced by the worldwide Liferay engineering team, and involves many hours of development, testing, writing documentation, and working with the wider Liferay community of customers, partners, and open source developers. We are glad you have chosen Liferay Portal, and hope that it meets or exceeds your expectations!
In addition to Liferay's engineering staff, a special thanks goes to the many open source developers who volunteer their time and energy to help with the release, whether it was bug fixing, idea generation, documentation, translations, or other contribution that helped to improve this release.
Liferay Portal Community Edition License
This library, Liferay Portal Community Edition, 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
Free Software Foundation, Inc. 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA