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Liferay Portal

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Highest Rated

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Liferay Portal Server is a quite good product, I have implemented LR based solutions for several customers now.. It is easy to get into it since you just download a zip file, unpack it and start the server. LR has lots of features, but of course, it can't compete with dedicated products. Wordpress has more blogging features, mediawiki is the far superior wiki, SMF the more powerful forum, ... But: These are all standalone products specialized in being a Blogging platform/Wiki/Forum. The biggest benefit: It's open source. When you use a product, you find things that don't work or work in an unexpected way. But since LR is open source, you can look into the product and find out, how it is done. Themes are very powerful, one can totally change the look of the portal. Using "hooks" alot of the default behavior can be changed. ServiceBuilder allows to add own data to Liferay in a consistent way. With "Application Display Templates" views on items can be scripted without deployment (e.g Image Gallery, flat list, images, carousel, ...) The biggest caveat is documentation. It's getting better, but it is still difficult to find info on lots of things.

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Not standard conform (portlets only run in liferay) logic implemented in javascript (aka in the model) source code poorly (at all?) commented bad documentation some releases don't run at all (the jboss 5 bundled packages don't start) Do not use this!

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    As many other products it comes as it is. You cannot force it to make it what it is not. this is an excellent tool, very complex with capabilities well above the needs of the average project. I have been working for more than 8 years with Liferay building portals from the simplest one to the more complex project existing on the net at the moment; in all the cases it has deliver well, it has been the only possible choice to build the product in the time each project was done. My 2 cents of advice: do not start coding eagerly because you know very well java web development, before you implement the "hello world" try to know the product, have its code source very close and see how Liferay does it (because Liferay have done it before you for most of the cases).

    Posted 03/21/2016
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    Excellent software

    Posted 03/07/2016
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    This is the biggest waste of time ever. I have worked on it for last 5 years, and I have worked on almost all liferay versions. The most basic functionality like moving content through environments is broken and they never seem to fix it. Their ui is using obsolete yui and is another pain. The only guys who use liferay anymore are people who have no idea about latest technologies. This software needs to be sent back to where it belongs, trashcan

    Posted 12/30/2015
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    I watch Liferay for a long time and have several deployment using LR already. So far quite happy with LR.

    Posted 09/09/2015
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    Really good...!!

    Posted 03/27/2015
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    A super awesome Portal application. Multi site websites with delegated administration is super. A great solution for any Enterprise.

    Posted 01/30/2014
  • 1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Liferay Portal Server is a quite good product, I have implemented LR based solutions for several customers now.. It is easy to get into it since you just download a zip file, unpack it and start the server. LR has lots of features, but of course, it can't compete with dedicated products. Wordpress has more blogging features, mediawiki is the far superior wiki, SMF the more powerful forum, ... But: These are all standalone products specialized in being a Blogging platform/Wiki/Forum. The biggest benefit: It's open source. When you use a product, you find things that don't work or work in an unexpected way. But since LR is open source, you can look into the product and find out, how it is done. Themes are very powerful, one can totally change the look of the portal. Using "hooks" alot of the default behavior can be changed. ServiceBuilder allows to add own data to Liferay in a consistent way. With "Application Display Templates" views on items can be scripted without deployment (e.g Image Gallery, flat list, images, carousel, ...) The biggest caveat is documentation. It's getting better, but it is still difficult to find info on lots of things.

    Posted 11/28/2013
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    Quite useful to me. I surely recommend.

    Posted 06/05/2013
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    Stable work. Good product.

    Posted 05/13/2013
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    Powerful tool with lot of features.

    Posted 04/06/2013
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    User friendly & Quick!

    Posted 02/12/2013
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    No no no! That one must be worked through harder!

    Posted 02/12/2013
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    Thank you guys for developing such useful tool for IT market. It works!

    Posted 02/12/2013
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    thanks for this great software !!! Great tool

    Posted 02/12/2013
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    cool project!

    Posted 02/12/2013
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    Nice and simple.

    Posted 02/11/2013
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    Two words: LIGHTNING FAST!

    Posted 02/06/2013
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    It's a very easy to use this application any android phone

    Posted 01/23/2013
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    Simple but helpful mobile application.

    Posted 01/23/2013
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    thank you lportal

    Posted 01/18/2013
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    Superb portal engine which is written in Java, really fast work!

    Posted 01/11/2013
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    Very easy to use lportal

    Posted 12/15/2012
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    Its a great tool, I like it very much.

    Posted 12/10/2012
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    Not standard conform (portlets only run in liferay) logic implemented in javascript (aka in the model) source code poorly (at all?) commented bad documentation some releases don't run at all (the jboss 5 bundled packages don't start) Do not use this!

    Posted 11/12/2012
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