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Liferay Portal 7.2 CE GA1 Release

I'm pleased to announce the immediate availability of: Liferay Portal 7.2 CE GA1!

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Download  now at: https://portal.liferay.dev/download

New Features Summary

Online Editing: Liferay 7.2 now allows for editing files online via Google Docs™, Google Sheets™, and Google Slides™.  The actual file remains located in Documents and Media and the tools are only used to edit the files.   Documents and Media now allows users to directly share documents with one another making collaboration easier than ever before. 

Bulk editing and auto tagging: Liferay Portal 7.2 also includes new auto tagging and bulk editing features to ease managing a large number of assets.

Personalization and Segmentation: The feature formally known as Audience Targeting makes a triumphant return to Liferay Portal CE with the release of 7.2 as a core feature.   Personalization integrates with the revamped Content Pages which allows for a page editor to dynamically see changes targeted to different groups of people by different experiences.  The Content Sets can be defined and used through sites via the Asset Publisher.  Similar to content pages, content sets can be filtered based on the audience viewing the content. 

Personal Data Erasure: This feature was first introduced in Liferay 7.1 and has been improved by replacing the wizard with an intuitive dashboard that makes managing personal data much simpler.  Personal data is now organized by hierarchy based on the asset type.  Admins can also see the data that will be auto-anonymized before running the process.   

Redesigned Instance Settings: The UI for Instance Settings have received a complete overhaul and is now in line with the design used in System Settings making it much easier to find configuration settings.   Configuration options have been logically grouped together and organized between system settings and instance settings making it easier than ever before to configure the system.

Improved Site Building:  Liferay Portal 7.1 introduced many new concepts which allowed for non-technical users to easily create content within their sites.  Liferay Portal 7.2 improves upon these features in almost every way.  Content Pages now includes a new visual page layout that simplifies creating new pages using pre-built and custom fragments.  The page is now edited within context of the site giving the editor a more realistic preview of the final page.  The Fragment editor now has a command-line toolkit that makes it easy for fragment developers to use the tool of their choice.  

 

Liferay JS Themes Toolkit:  For Liferay 7.2 the Liferay Themes SDK has been rebranded Liferay JS Themes Toolkit.  There are currently two versions of the toolkit:  v8.x of the Liferay Theme JS Toolkit is for developing themes for 7.1 and below and v9.x of the Liferay Theme JS Toolkit will be for developing themes for 7.2 and above. 

Liferay JS Generator: Allows developers to create frontend UIs using the technology they are familiar with.  Standard portlets require Java knowledge and can make it harder for devs to get up and running quickly.  With the Liferay JS Generator they can use standard Javascript libraries to create fully functional widgets that are properly integrated with Liferay Portal without Java knowledge.

Documentation

Official Documentation has received a massive update and now resides on a brand new site dedicated to Liferay Portal CE.

Bug Reporting

If you believe you have encountered a bug in the new release you can report your issue by following the bug reporting instructions found on the Liferay Portal CE site.

Getting Support

Support is provided by our awesome community. Please visit our community website for more details on how you can receive support.

Liferay and its worldwide partner network also provides services, support, training, and consulting around its flagship enterprise offering, Liferay DXP.

Also note that customers on existing releases such as 7.0 and 7.1 continue to be professionally supported, and the documentation, source, and other ancillary data about these releases will remain in place.

Known Issues

List of known issues

Kudos

A thanks goes out to our Engineering, QA and release teams who spent countless hours developing, testing, translating and writing documentation to ensure a stable release.

A big thank you goes out to our community who was instrumental in UX and bug testing to ensure this release is smooth as possible.