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Liferay Portal Enterprise Intranets

Jonas X. Yuan

A practical guide to building a complete corporate intranet with Liferay
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Book Details

ISBN 139781847192721
Paperback408 pages

About This Book

  • 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

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. Pre-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
Why Use Liferay To Build An Intranet?
What Else Can Liferay Do?
Finding More Information
Chapter 2: Set-up The Home Page And Navigation Structure for The Intranet
Experiencing Liferay Portal
Setting up Liferay Portal
Customizing Personal Area
Setting up Portal Pages
How Do You Customize Portlets ?
How Do You Navigate The Structure of Intranet Site?
How to Configure Liferay Portal?
Setting up Extension Environment
Chapter 3: Bringing in Users
Managing My Account
Adding and Managing Users
Authentication Methods
Working with Roles
Working with Permissions
Applying Full Access Control Security Model
Chapter 4: Discussion Forums And Tags
Working with Message Boards
Working with Tags
Chapter 5: Wikis, Web Form And Polls
Working with Wikis
Working with Web Form
Working with Polls
Chapter 6: Internal Bloggings And RSS
Working with Blogs
Publishing Blogs
Building Blogs
Working with RSS
Chapter 7: Shared Calendars, WSRP And Workflow
Working with Calendar
Working with Workflow
Working with WSRP
Chapter 8: Content Management and Publishing
Working with Image Gallery
Working with Document Library
Adding And Managing Articles
Publishing Articles
Chapter 9: Chat and Instant Messaging
Working with Chat Portlet
Working with Mail Portlet
Working with SMS Text Messenger
Chapter 10: Help Desk/Customer Support
Working with Financial Portlets
Working with Google Portlets
Working with Religion Portlets
Playing with Additional Tools
Experiencing Shopping Tools
Enjoying Entertainment Tools
Working with Multiple Languages
Using WebDAV
Developing Portlets
Chapter 11: Roll Out To Other Teams
Working with Communities
Employing Community Tools
Chapter 12: Search
Working with Federated Search
Working with Journal Content Search
Adding Sitemap for Search Engines
Deploying And Managing Search Portlets
Chapter 13: Ongoing Admin Tasks
Working with Admin Portlet
Working with Enterprise Admin Portlet
Integrating with Alfresco
Integrating with Other Systems

What You Will Learn

  • 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

In Detail

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.


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