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Liferay Portal 6 Enterprise Intranets

Jonas X. Yuan

Build and maintain impressive corporate intranets with Liferay
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Book Details

ISBN 139781849510387
Paperback692 pages

About This Book


  • Develop a professional Intranet using Liferay's practical functionality, usability, and technical innovation
  • Enhance your Intranet using your innovation and Liferay Portal's out-of-the-box portlets
  • Maximize your existing and future IT investments by optimizing your usage of Liferay Portal
  • Clear, step-by-step instructions, practical examples, and straightforward explanations

Who This Book Is For

This book is for system administrators or experienced users (not necessarily programmers) who want to install and use Liferay in their teams or businesses without dealing with complex code. Prior knowledge of Liferay is not expected for this book.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introducing Liferay for your Intranet
What are we going to build?
Introducing Palm Tree Publications
Liferay portal framework
Why use Liferay to build an intranet?
What else can Liferay do?
Finding more information
Chapter 2: Setting Up a Home Page and Navigation Structure for the Intranet
Experiencing the portal
Setting up the portal
Building pages
Setting up portal pages
Customizing portlets
Navigating the structure of an intranet site
Configuring portal
Bring pages together in action
How do you share portlets within a portal page?
Configuring Control Panel
Chapter 3: Bringing in Users
Enterprise, departments, and locations
User groups
Chapter 4: Forums, Categorization, and Asset Publishing
Message Boards
Asset Publisher
Chapter 5: Wikis, Web Forms, and Polls
Converting documents with OpenOffice
Web forms
Chapter 6: Blogs, WYSIWYG Editors, and RSS
Publishing blogs
WYSIWYG editors
Chapter 7: Roll Out to Other Teams
What's a community?
Site templates and page templates
Virtual hosting
Staging, workflow, and publishing
Scheduling and remote publishing
Employing community tools
Chapter 8: CMS and WCM
The Image Gallery portlet
The Document Library portlet
Web Content Management portlet
Publishing Web Content
Chapter 9: Social Office, Hooks, and Custom Fields
The Chat portlet
The Mail portlet
SMS Text Messenger
How to fully install Social Office
Custom Fields
Chapter 10: Search, WAP, CRM, Widgets, Reporting and Auditing
Federated search
Web Content Search
Search Engine Optimization
Pluggable Enterprise Search
Plugins management
Audit service
Widgets and gadgets
Chapter 11: Ongoing Admin Tasks
Systems administration
Portal administration
Clustering - high availability
Cloud Computing
Data backup and migration
Performance tuning
Integrating with Alfresco, SSO CAS, and LDAP
Integrating with Ad server OpenX
OpenX integration

What You Will Learn


  • Install and configure Liferay Portal
  • Set up the navigation structure for the intranet
  • Manage users, groups, and roles and enable staff to communicate using discussion forums
  • Create Wikis, Web Forms, and Polls and manage Blogs and RSS
  • Configure instant messaging server, mail server, mail portlet, and SMS text messenger portlet
  • Administer communities, use community tools, set up virtual hosting, staging, and publishing for communities
  • Handle federated search and OpenSearch and deploy search-based portlets
  • Manage Admin portlet and Enterprise Admin portlet
  • Integrate with Alfresco, LDAP, and SSO and apply SSO authentication for both portal and portlets

In Detail

Liferay Portal is the world's leading open-source portal platform built on Java and Web 2.0 technologies. It was designed to not only simplify your work experience but cater to your preferences and needs. With this book in hand, you will be able to solve all your Intranet development-related queries. After all, a solution shouldn't just work—it should work for you.

This practical guide gives you hands-on experience on using Liferay Portal. It uses the latest in Java, J2EE, and Web 2.0 technologies to deliver solutions for enterprises across both public and private sectors. This book will help you get to grips with Liferay Portal, allowing you to deploy its flexibility in a number of different scenarios to meet your key business needs.

This book is a complete guide to building an intranet with Liferay—assessing your needs, installing the software, starting using it, deploying portlets, customizing it per your requirements, and training users. The book focuses on leveraging the Liferay framework by configuring the XML files, without changing the underlying Java code. Each chapter gives practical guidance on how to install, use configure, customize, implement, integrate, and enhance Liferay portal. There are many step-by-step examples for better understanding.


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