Liferay Portal Enterprise Intranets

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  • Installing and configuring Liferay Portal
  • Setting up the navigation structure for the intranet
  • Managing users, groups, and roles
  • Enabling staff to communicate using discussion forums
  • Marking content for easy retrieval using tags
  • Creating Wikis, Web Forms, and Polls
  • Managing Blogs and RSS
  • Deploying calendar portlet, WSRP, and Workflow portlet
  • Content management and publishing
  • Configuring instant messaging server, mail server, mail portlet, and SMS text messenger portlet
  • Providing help-desk assistance and customer support information on the website
  • Administering communities; using community tools; setting up virtual hosting, staging, and publishing for communities.
  • Plugin management
  • Handling federated search and OpenSearch and deploying search-based portlets
  • Managing Admin portlet and Enterprise Admin portlet
  • Integrating with Alfresco, LDAP, and SSO
  • Applying SSO authentication for both portal and portlets

Liferay Portal is the world's leading open-source portal platform built on Java and Web 2.0 technologies. Corporations use it to provide a unified web interface to data and tools scattered across many sources.
Liferay Portal uses the latest in Java, J2EE, and Web 2.0 technologies to deliver solutions for enterprises across both public and private sectors. Liferay Portal's flexibility allows it to be deployed in a number of different scenarios to meet key business needs. Some of the key business benefits are:

  • A rich, friendly, intuitive, and collaborative end-user experience
  • A single point of access to all information
  • High adaptability to the demands of fast changing markets
  • Highest value
  • Lowest costs

This book is a complete guide to building an intranet with Liferay (version 4.4)—assess your needs, install the software, start using it, deploy portlets, customize it per your requirements, and train 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, and customize Liferay. There are many step-by-step examples for better understanding.

  • Install, set up, and use a corporate intranet with Liferay—a complete guide
  • Discussions, document management, collaboration, blogs, and more
  • Clear, step-by-step instructions, practical examples, and straightforward explanation
Page Count 408
Course Length 12 hours 14 minutes
ISBN 9781847192721
Date Of Publication 27 Apr 2008


Jonas X. Yuan

Jonas X. Yuan is a Chief Architect of ForgeLife LLC and an expert on Liferay Portal, e-commerce, and Content Management Systems (CMS). As an open source community contributor, he has published five Liferay books from 2008 to 2012. He is also an expert on Liferay integration with Ad Server OpenX, different search engines, enterprise content including videos, audio, images, documents, and web contents, and other technologies, such as BPM Intalio and Business Intelligence Pentaho, LDAP, and SSO. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Zurich, where he focused on Integrity Control in federated database systems. He earned his M.S. and B.S. degrees from China, where he conducted research on expert systems for predicting landslides. Previously, he worked as a Project Manager and a Technical Architect in Web GIS (Geographic Information System). He is experienced in Systems Development Lifecycle (SDLC) and has deep, hands-on skills in J2EE technologies. He developed a BPEL (Business Process Execution Language) engine called BPELPower from scratch at the NASA data center. As the chief architect, Dr. Yuan successfully led and launched several large-scale Liferay/Alfresco e-commerce projects for millions of users each month. He has worked on the following books: Liferay Portal Enterprise Intranets, 2008; Liferay Portal 5.2 Systems Development, 2009; Liferay Portal 6 Enterprise Intranets, 2010; Liferay User Interface Development, 2010; Liferay Portal Systems Development, 2012.