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Liferay Configuration and Customization

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Liferay Configuration and Customization

  1. 1. Liferay Configuration and Customization April 10 2013 Nguyen Trung Thanh 1DIRECTV Proprietary
  2. 2. Agenda Introduction Configuration Options Customizing Liferay with plugins Deployment of plugins Demo Q & A DIRECTV Proprietary 2
  3. 3. Configuration Options Combination of setting Stored in database Stored in properties files. Stored in xml files Liferay ‘s Customization Override properties of its configuration files Plugin management Liferay SOA DIRECTV Proprietary 3
  4. 4. Override configuration Default configuration portal.properties, system.properties Overidden configuration: portal-ext.properites, system-ext.properties Language_xxx.properties Overridden configuration portal-ext.properties, System-ext.properties Location Main ( default ) configuration: resides inside the portal-impl.jar file. This .jar file is in Liferay Portal's WEB-INF/lib Extention (overridden) configuration:Liferay Portal's WEB-INF/classes DIRECTV Proprietary 4
  5. 5. Liferay Specific Descriptors Extended Portlet Definition Provides the ability to use Liferay specific features and the second one permits the configuration of the UI that will allow users to select the portlets.(liferay-portlet.xml ) Organizing Portlets in Categories The interface provided to a user to select a portlet to be added to a page shows the portlets organized in categories to make it easier to find them ( liferay-display.xml ) Location Located in Liferay Portal's WEB-INF folder DIRECTV Proprietary 5
  6. 6. Liferay Specific Descriptors Customize Control Panel Put portlets anywhere, whether or not a portlet shows up inside of the Control Panel epends on whether or not you've set the following nodes in your liferay-portlet.xml <portlet> <portlet-name>125</portlet-name> …. <control-panel-entry-category>portal</control-panel-entry-category> <control-panel-entry-weight>1.0</control-panel-entry-weight> <control-panel-entry-class> com.liferay.portlet.enterpriseadmin.UsersControlPanelEntry </control-panel-entry-class> ... </portlet> DIRECTV Proprietary 6
  7. 7. Liferay Specific Descriptors Customize Control Panel control-panel-entry-category: The 'category' where your portlet will appear. There are currently 4 valid values for this element: 'my', 'content', 'portal', and 'server'. control-panel-entry-weight: Determines the relative ordering for your portlet within a given category. The higher the number, the lower in the list your portlet will appear within that category. control-panel-entry-class: The name of a class that implements the ControlPanelEntry interface which determines who can see the portlet in the control panel via an isVisible method. DIRECTV Proprietary 7
  8. 8. Customizing Liferay with plugins DIRECTV Proprietary 8 Liferay support 5 types of deployable plugins Portlet Themes Layout template Hook Web All packaged as WAR packages with specific configuration files
  9. 9. Deployment of plugins Deploying Liferay plugins with Maven Quick introduction to Maven Liferay Maven support Create Maven Project for Liferay Portlet Hot Deploy porlet to Liferay Demo DIRECTV Proprietary 9
  10. 10. Quick introduction to Maven Project management tool ( build, test, report ,assemble,release ) Small core expandable with plugins Convention over configuration Dependency management Common lifecycle DIRECTV Proprietary 10
  11. 11. Liferay Maven support Liferay Archetypes GroupId: com.maven.liferay.archetyes ArtifactId: liferay-ext-archetype liferay-hook-archetype liferay-layouttpl-archetype liferay-portlet-archetype liferay-servicebuilder-archetype liferay-theme-archetype liferay-web-archetype DIRECTV Proprietary 11
  12. 12. Create Maven Project for Liferay Portlet Two ways : Command line IDE Step by step : Create archetype Build and package Deploy DIRECTV Proprietary 12
  13. 13. Create archetype for project Command line Create root folder for project with pom files <project xmlns="http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.0.0" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:schemaLocation="http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.0.0 http://maven.apache.org/xsd/maven- 4.0.0.xsd"> <modelVersion>4.0.0</modelVersion> <groupId>com.liferay.sample</groupId> <artifactId>sample-project</artifactId> <version>1.0-SNAPSHOT</version> <packaging>pom</packaging> <name>sample-project</name> <url>http://www.liferay.com</url> <properties> <liferay.auto.deploy.dir>C:/liferay-portal-6.1.1-ce-ga2/deploy</liferay.auto.deploy.dir> <liferay.version>6.1.1</liferay.version> </properties> </project> DIRECTV Proprietary 13
  14. 14. Create archetype for project Command line At root folder . Run : mvn generate:archetype Result Console: Choose archetype: 1: local -> liferay-portlet-archetype (Liferay portlet archetype) 2: local -> liferay-theme-archetype (Liferay theme archetype) 3: internal -> appfuse-basic-jsf (AppFuse archetype for creating a web application with Hibernate, Spring and JSF) 4: internal -> appfuse-basic-spring (AppFuse archetype for creating a web application with Hibernate, Spring and Spring MVC) ... Choose a number: (1/2/3/4/...) :1 DIRECTV Proprietary 14
  15. 15. Create Maven Project for Liferay Portlet Type number to choose liferay-portlet-archetype Then provide groupId, artifactId, package, version DIRECTV Proprietary 15
  16. 16. Create Maven Project for Liferay Portlet IDE ( SpringToolSuite ) DIRECTV Proprietary 16
  17. 17. Create Maven Project for Liferay Portlet DIRECTV Proprietary 17
  18. 18. Create Maven Project for Liferay Portlet DIRECTV Proprietary 18
  19. 19. Create Maven Project for Liferay Portlet DIRECTV Proprietary 19
  20. 20. Create Maven Project for Liferay Portlet DIRECTV Proprietary 20
  21. 21. Create Maven Project for Liferay Portlet DIRECTV Proprietary 21
  22. 22. Build and pakage Go to project directory Run “mvn package”. War file is created at C:workspace- liferaysample-portlettargetsample-portlet- 0.0.1-SNAPSHOT.war. DIRECTV Proprietary 22
  23. 23. Deployment Command line Go to project directory Run “mvn liferay:deploy”. War file is created at C:workspace-liferaysample- portlettargetsample-portlet-0.0.1-SNAPSHOT.war. DIRECTV Proprietary 23
  24. 24. Create Maven Project for Liferay Portlet Command line : Go to project directory Run “mvn liferay:deploy”. porlet is hot deployed on Liferay portal DIRECTV Proprietary 24
  25. 25. Create Maven Project for Liferay Portlet IDE :Start up tomcat bundled with Liferay and login in as admin. Click on ‘Add’ then ‘More…’ then ‘Install More Applications’. DIRECTV Proprietary 25
  26. 26. Create Maven Project for Liferay Portlet IDE : DIRECTV Proprietary 26
  27. 27. Integrate porlet to portal DEMO DIRECTV Proprietary 27
  28. 28. Q & A Any Questions? DIRECTV Proprietary 28

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