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Liferay Portal

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!

Source Code

Liferay's main source code resides in two repositories: liferay-portal and liferay-plugins. Liferay has additional repositories for the following:

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.

Quick Start

To get up and running quickly, download a pre-built Liferay release and follow the Quick Start instructions. For more detailed installation instructions, please read the Installation and Setup chapter of the Liferay User Guide.

If you wish to build core Liferay or its plugins, read the CONTRIBUTING guide. It includes details on using the repositories and building the software.


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 Guidelines for our software.

Bug Tracker

Have a bug? Please file an issue at following Liferay's JIRA Guidelines.

Twitter Account

Stay updated on announcements and more by following Liferay on Twitter, @Liferay.


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


Have questions? Ask them on our very active forums!



Channel: #liferay

Development Options

To understand how to develop for Liferay, read the Liferay Development Guide. This guide contains indispensable explanations, examples, and reference material on the Liferay platform and surrounding technologies.

Also, check out Liferay IDE. The Liferay IDE project provides an Eclipse-based Liferay development environment to help you build and maintain Liferay projects easily.

Finally, consider using Maven to build Liferay and your Liferay projects. For excellent overviews of Maven support for Liferay, check out Mika Koivisto's presentation and Getting Started with Liferay Maven SDK.


Liferay welcomes any and all contributions! Please read the CONTRIBUTING guide for details on developing and submitting your contributions.

Professional Services

If you need professional consultation or help with Liferay and your business, check out the offerings from Liferay, Inc. and its partner network.

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 the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA

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