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Liferay Portal 7.4 GA36 and Liferay Commerce 4.0 GA36 Release

We are pleased to announce the release of Liferay Portal 7.4 GA36 and Liferay Commerce 4.0 GA36!

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Download options

Liferay Portal and Liferay Commerce share the same Bundle and Docker image.  To get started using either Liferay Portal or Liferay Commerce, choose the best download option suited for your environment below.

Docker image

To use Liferay Portal 7.4 GA36:

docker run -it -p 8080:8080 liferay/portal:7.4.3.36-ga36

For more information on using the official Liferay docker image see the liferay/portal repo on Docker Hub.

Bundles and other download options

If you are used to binary releases, you can find the Liferay Portal 7.4 GA36 and Liferay Commerce 4.0 GA36 release on the download page.  If you need additional files (for example, the source code, or dependency libraries), visit the release page.

Dependency Management

For development using the Liferay Platform, update Liferay Workspace to use the  latest dependencies, by adding the following line to the build.gradle file:

dependencies {
	compileOnly group: "com.liferay.portal", name: "release.portal.api"
}

All portal dependencies are now defined with a single declaration. When using an IDE such as Eclipse or IntelliJ all apis are immediately available in autocomplete for immediate use.  

By setting a product info key property it will be possible to update all dependencies to a new version by updating the liferay.workspace.product property in the liferay workspace projects gradle.property file:

liferay.workspace.product = portal-7.4-ga36

When using an IDE such as Eclipse or IntelliJ all apis are immediately available in autocomplete for immediate use.

Features

Experience Management

Trigger auto-tagging process on content update

Now it is possible for content managers to trigger the auto-tagging process when updating a content (blog entry, web content, document) so new tags will be added once published. This will help find and discoverability of your assets when the content is substantially edited, like changing an image with another one.

Users will find a new check box if auto-tagging is configured while editing a content:

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Additionally, admins can set the default value of this feature from instance settings, so user do not have to select the option on every update:

 
 

Publications

Temporarily view a page from a different publication

This feature allows users to directly share a publication change via an URL. Anyone who has the URL still requires permission to the publication to view the changes. Changes and navigation in this mode are also not supported.

https://issues.liferay.com/browse/LPS-158789

Search

Search Bar Suggestions: Search as you Type

Liferay Portal 7.4 CE GA36/DXP 7.4 Update 36 introduces Search Suggestions, a new feature of the Search Bar widget. With suggestions enabled, users begin typing in the search bar and have preliminary results returned. This feature introduces search-as-you-type functionality to Liferay.

  1. Enabled by default, the feature can be toggled on and off in the Search Bar widget configuration.

  2. [DXP 7.4 Only] Use Search Blueprints to tailor the suggestions search query (see details below this page).

  3. Other configuration options include setting the number of characters typed before results are displayed, and configuring the suggestions contributor used to search the index.

  4. Configure suggestions in the Control Panel: there's a Service Access Policy, a headless endpoint configuration, and System/Instance Settings entries. With these you can exert control over suggestions at various scopes.

Learn more in the Search Bar Suggestions documentation.


​​​Search-as-you-type in the Search Bar Widget


 
DXP: Suggestions Configuration using Search Blueprints in the Search Bar Widget
 
 
CE: Suggestions Configuration in the Search Bar Widget
 

 
Search Bar Suggestions - Default Configuration (Instance Level)
 

 
Search Suggestions Configuration (Instance Level)
 
 

Documentation

All documentation for Liferay Portal and Liferay Commerce can now be found on our documentation site: learn.liferay.com.  For more information on upgrading to Liferay Portal 7.4 GA36 see refer to the Upgrade Overview.

Compatibility Matrix

Liferay's general policy is to test Liferay Portal and Liferay Commerce  against newer major releases of operating systems, open source app servers, browsers, and open source databases (we regularly update the bundled upstream libraries to fix bugs or take advantage of new features in the open source we depend on). 

Liferay Portal 7.4 GA36 and Liferay Commerce 4.0 GA36 were tested extensively for use with the following Application/Database Servers: 

Application Server

  • Tomcat 9.0

  • Wildfly 18.0, 23.0

Database

  • MySQL 5.7, 8.0

  • MariaDB 10.2, 10.4

  • PostgreSQL 12.x, 13.x

JDK

  • IBM J9 JDK 8

  • Oracle JDK 8

  • Oracle JDK 11

  • All Java Technical Compatibility Kit (TCK) compliant builds of Java 11 and Java 8

Search Engine Compatibility Matrix

Source Code

Source is available as a zip archive on the release page, or on its home on GitHub. If you're interested in contributing, take a look at our contribution page.

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.

Getting Support

Support is provided by our awesome community. Please visit helping a developer page for more details on how you can receive support.

Fixes and Known Issues

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