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We are glad to announce that the new Valamis 2.6 Enterprise Edition has now been released. In this release new features have been introduced especially to the Lesson Studio. Also, importing questions from Moodle to Valamis environment is now possible. New Features & Improvements One of the biggest improvements in the Lesson Studio...

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We are approaching a point in time where the rapid acceleration of technology related to education, course development, and learning has produced large amount of content and knowledge concepts. Today learners of all ages are able to reach the content simply providing that they have an access to the internet and a computer or a mobile device. Deciding when and where...

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Liferay allows using site specific Google Analytics tracking codes to analyze the traffic inside your portal. Adding the code is simply a matter of going to the site settings and saving the code you need. Insert your google analytics id in site settings However, the default version of Liferay's Google Analytics code might not be enough in some cases, as it offers...

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Hey everyone! We're celebrating this new year with a new version: Liferay Screens 1.3! Last months we've been busy as crazy helping with our first enterprise projects using Liferay Screens. Some of our Liferay customers are realizing that most of their users are accessing their portals using mobile devices. So most of the times the decision is easy as pie: let's optimize...

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When working with a cluster you pretty quickly come to a point where you want/need to know what cluster node you're on. Liferay already has a simple way to show you this. You just need to add the following line to your portal-ext.properties and hey presto! it shows the current web server node ID in a blue box at the bottom of the page: web.server.display.node=true ...

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I recently started working on integrating Liferay with ElasticSearch + Logstash + Kibana, also known as ELK Stack. Every Liferay developer knows very well where to search for logs and what they exactly mean, but very few had time to look closer at the mechanism as a whole. Therefore, I decided that the first step will be to analyze current logging...

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I'm very happy to announce the release of Liferay Portal 6.2 CE GA6! Download it now: [Tomcat Bundle] [JBoss Bundle] [GlassFish Bundle] [Source Code] [Other bundles and Files] [Quick Start] [Detailed Install Instructions]. This is a minor update to address a significant incompatibility discovered in our community with Liferay  Sync. As Liferay 7 is right around the...

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Back in 2012 we began a quarterly program to recognize those of you who have over the years contributed more to Liferay than your average open source enthusiast. Each quarter we recognize the top contributors and the last 2 quarters are no different. These individuals have contributed code, blogs, helped out on the forums, and generally improved the Liferay community...

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Overview Sometimes ... things do not go to plan when using mail (email) in Liferay Portal. However you can quickly find the cause by logging the outbound mail message. You can enable additional logging to help trace inbound and outbound mail. NOTE: This article was extracted from article How to configure Google Mail in Liferay Portal Test Environments The...

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The Open Services Gateway Initiative (OSGi) is specification that defines modular based software management and its execution. OSGi makes software management and its execution simpler by making large application into small bunch of pieces and we call it as module. These modules are working independent way so that when we need we can start module and we can stop module. As for OSGi...

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I would like to start saying that this entry is focused on designers and front-ends but I think that it would be useful for all people who wants to know what is the real advantage to applying Atomic design. Part of this entry is about Liferay themes, so I have to say that for me there are three approaches to turn visual designs in a Liferay theme: Close to bootstrap...

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Okay, that is a mouthful. To rephrase my compound title, we'll be talking about an approach that  uses search to update a content item that follows a structure tailored to a template that renders a megamenu. There! Thats the flow in a nutshell. If that already has the gears turning in your head, then you're welcome. Ta-ta! But if you need more,...

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Hey guys, before this year ends I wanted to share with you some impressions and feedback which many of you have given me about the three free themes I have shared this year. First, I would like to give you thanks for all positive appreciations: 5/5 stars, comments, almost 5.000 downloads, keep them all these months between more viewed in Liferay marketplace or even some...

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If, like me, you work on a non-Windows machine, an Apple MacBook Pro in my case with OSX, you are probably used to having TAB completion in your terminal. I've caught myself multiple times lately using TAB when working with the Liferay patching tool and then just getting a file listing instead if the list of possible commands. This is of course normal as the patching tool isn't a...

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Just in time to throw a big celebration we finally have achieved Beta status for Liferay 7! As mentioned in a previous blog entry, the criteria to meet Beta status is: Data upgrade finalized for all bundled applications: You can now start testing the upgrades from your Liferay installations to Liferay 7. We really need your help here since there are so many different...

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In Vaadin 7.2, server push support was introduced but only for servlet deployments. The initial plan was to add support for portlets "right after that release". That's not exactly what happened but for the upcoming Vaadin 7.6, there has been some changes which makes it easier to support push in a portal environment. The portal challenge Portals bring some extra challenges for...

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Problem I have faced redirect issue with liferay 6.2 / openam (opensso) setup . SSO Login URL = https://abc.com/openam/UI/Login?goto=https://my.liferay.server.url.com When i am requesting https://my.liferay.server.url.com/group/abc/abc-portlet, since opensso is enabled i am redirected to https://abc.com/openam/UI/Login?goto=https://my.liferay.server.url.com And after successful...

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Just few words to explain how to customize the behaviour when the Liferay Session expires (no hook :) ).   This javascript will extends the expire function of the Liferay.Session javascript object. It makes the default behaviour and then disables all the links and the buttons on the page and then adds a refresh link in the pink header of the expired...

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You probably have not had time to digest Alpha 3 yet, but here we are again with a new preliminary release: Liferay 7 Alpha 4 is out! This release fixes 82 bugs resolved since Alpha 3 and adds 31 small improvements: More portlets getting Lexicon-based designs (including Site Memberships, this time for real), several functional improvements to Forms, notifications in the product...

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Isn't this Favicon Thing a Simple Problem to Solve? Not anymore. That's especially true, if you are picky. Do you really want a generic letter as your users' bookmarked icon on their mobile devices? Are your logs filling up with WARN messages that various devices can't find the optimal icon they are seeking? Well, each one may represent a lost opportunity to expand your brand...

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