Open Source Enterprise Portal: Liferay

Liferay, with 60 tools and a selection of today’s most innovative technologies, enables you to do everything like:

  • Creating websites.
  • Building intranets.
  • Simply getting the right documents and applications to the right people.

Free Enterprise Portal

Liferay inlcudes web publishing, content management, collaboration and social networking.

With the role-based authorization, admins & users can define which information can be viewed by which users.

A strong set of community features help creating communities, user groups & they can have their own mini-portals.

Some other included features are: wikis, forums, instant messenger, calendar, webmail, blogs & more.

And, any other applications like accounting, sales can be integrated with its open architecture.

The application is "giant" with the features it offers & hard to describe its capabilities completely. Users interested in creating an enterprise portal should definitely check it.

11 Comments
  1. Reply insic October 14, 2008 at 7:27 AM

    this is a cool application.

  2. Reply Ruben Alves October 14, 2008 at 9:41 AM

    I sorry to disagree with you, but Liferay is far away a CMS I’ll try to sell to someone.
    First of all, is Java! Very, but very heavy, it load any kind of servers in a brutal way.
    Second, implementation: not easy to code/understand (maybe I’m dumb… But I’ve been programming in PHP for 6 years, and I never seen a so strange way to code a webpage)
    Third: Documentation! SO BAD, so poor! The current version is 5.1.2, and the only documentation available is from a old 2006/2007 4.x.x version… No Liferay is definitively a true nightmare for coders and sysadmins.
    More… You can DoS any liferay website with a simple AB!
    Resuming: forget liferay for a simple website with special needs. Liferay is good for big corporation working in a cluster of servers only for intranet use…

  3. Reply Nick Kerschgens October 15, 2008 at 4:58 PM

    I am very interested in this application, but i cannot load the demo. The systeem keeps initializing.
    So if i read the comment of Ruben Alves, i think that this application is really heavy and maybe only suitable for the largest corporations.

    Someone else have some experience with liferay?

  4. Reply Aaron G October 23, 2008 at 6:31 PM

    It does say in the title “Enterprise Portal”

    It’d be great if there were a video.

  5. Reply alavudin January 16, 2009 at 2:12 AM

    Im working on liferay only.. mine is not a big corporation.

    its cool only. coding also any one can understan who

    knows java. it reducing lot of work to develop intranet.

  6. Reply Hisham April 21, 2009 at 9:09 AM

    I am new to LifeRay my self, and we are testing it for a big portal projects, we didn’t decide wether to use it or find another application.

    I would like ask anyone using LifeRay to show us some examples, or add a link to his portal so other can check it.

    you can contact me through the link on my name above, it’s for my personal blog where you can contact me, thanks!

  7. Reply William Berks January 11, 2010 at 6:51 PM

    We built the IEEE Computer Society portal using Liferay.

    http://www.computer.org

  8. Reply Fongchowpei March 2, 2010 at 2:58 PM

    http://www.liferay.com/web/ronald.sarayudej/blog

    has a good list of sites using Liferay

  9. Reply And March 2, 2010 at 3:29 PM

    We are using Liferay in few our websites:

    1. Communities – great solution – many different sites using one Liferay instance. So it’s not that heavy as one says.
    2. It’s still buggy. I’m waiting for 5.3 hoping for some fixes.
    3. Portlet approach is good because it’s very flexible and bad because development meets many limitations.
    4. Staging (development version of your website) is very convenient and it’s easy for user’s with no technical background and want only to update site.
    5. There is almost no documentation. You can buy it of course, with support €10,000 only ;-).

    It’s a nice portal but still unstable. If bundled portlets are suitable for you and Java is familiar to you I say go for it.

  10. Reply arun February 21, 2011 at 12:18 AM

    whether liferay available in silverlight?If so where i can get it?

  11. Reply Liferay Programming December 24, 2012 at 2:00 AM

    Liferay portal is very useful portal for websites and intranets, we are working for the same (websites and intranets) through the liferay.

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