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So some time ago I wrote the Cluster Details marketplace plugin. Basically you drop this guy into all of your Liferay clusters and you get a nifty little control panel that tells you details about the cluster, all of the nodes which have joined the cluster and it identifies who the leader of the cluster is at the moment:Not super complicated, but it is a handy little tool to identify details...

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IntroductionHistorically developers have always wanted to be able to control site creation.It's not that Liferay admins are untrusted or anything like that. It is really more the case where setting up a new site can get complicated and the steps to create the site could be quite long. A site may have initial documents, web contents (with structures and templates), pages to create and populate...

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IntroductionLiferay has, for a long time, supported RBAC, the role-based access control. It is, of course, backed by the database so (inheritance aside for the moment) a user will be assigned a list of roles that is mostly fixed or unchanging. To change these role assignments, typically an admin is going to log into Liferay and, using the control panel, add or remove roles as necessary.This...

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  Announcing Liferay Portal 7.4 CE GA1 Liferay Portal 7.4 CE GA1 marks the first major release in the 7.4 release cycle.  Although released later than  hoped, Liferay Portal 7.4 CE GA1 continues following the rolling release cycle announced last year for 7.3.  Liferay Portal 7.4 CE GA1 contains many exciting new features across almost every aspect of the...

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Announcing Liferay Commerce 4.0 We’re excited to continue expanding and improving upon the Liferay Commerce product. The latest version of Commerce offers improvements in data integration and administrator and developer experience, making managing common Commerce processes more efficient. Download options Liferay Portal and Liferay Commerce share the same Bundle and Docker...

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Introduction One of the great advantages I have being known in the community is really the opportunity to meet, talk and work with talented developers and teams. Recently the team at ACSoftware announced in the Liferay Community Slack they were working on a new Liferay development tool, and I was fortunate enough to work with them on evaluation and testing. As it is just released, I...

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Introduction So recently a couple of times I've seen folks ask how to send form data somewhere. Some want to trigger remote web service calls, some want to store the data in a different entity or database, etc. The common answer I give is to use a Tee storage type to persist in Liferay while using as you need, and this is sometimes followed by "um, what was that?" ;-) So I figured it was...

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Introduction Let me start by saying that I'm a huge fan of Upgrade Processes. I've actually written many blogs about Upgrade Processes or using Upgrade Processes: https://liferay.dev/blogs/-/blogs/old-versus-new https://liferay.dev/blogs/-/blogs/thinking-outside-of-the-box-resources-importer https://liferay.dev/blogs/-/blogs/servicebuilder-and-upgrade-processes ...

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The Liferay Portal 7.3 CE GA7 release is primarily focused on fixes so no new notable features will be introduced with this release.  Work continues on Liferay Portal CE 7.4 GA1 so look forward to hearing news soon regarding it's impending release. Download options Choose the best download option suited for your environment below. Docker image To use Liferay Portal 7.3 CE...

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Introduction As of yet, there has been no official word that JDK 11 is supported by the Liferay developer tools. Just like the old delays going from JDK 7 to JDK 8, various third party tools and libraries held up the switch to JDK 11. Up until now, some developers had luck using JDK 11, but there were lingering issues with some tools such as Service Builder which could get in the way. In...

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What is the Mega-Jar? So the Liferay Dev Tools team recently included a new feature that they refer to as a "fat" jar, but I'm giving it the name Mega-Jar! This is a new single dependency that you can use in your Maven pom.xmls and Gradle build.gradle files, replacing all of the atomic dependencies with a single "one Mega-Jar to rule them all" dependency. So basically your...

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A community member posted the following plea on the Liferay Community Slack channel. I feel that it makes a great example, so I'm including it here. HiI am migrating from Liferay 7.0 to Liferay 7.3 GA6So I followed the below steps for DB migration 1 ./opt/liferay736/bundle/tools/portal-tools-db-upgrade-client          Inside the directory, I have updated...

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About a year ago, Liferay introduced a new program that I have been actively participating in, Liferay Developer Services. But what is this program? Liferay Support When you are a Liferay DXP customer, you automatically get access to Liferay Support as part of the Subscription Services. Support is staffed by a great bunch of people that want to help clients resolve product-level issues....

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This time, things are a little bit different to last year (in case you haven’t noticed ). Our Developer Conference has been a great platform throughout the past 7 years to strengthen the Liferay community by enabling you to connect, exchange and have fun together. Our mission remains the same for 2021, just executed in a slightly different format. And the good thing is, for the...

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At DEVCON 2019 we announced several initiatives aimed at streamlining interactions between us and our community in order to make it easier to find the information needed to aid in a project or to provide feedback on features within the Liferay Portal product itself. Liferay Portal CE Rolling Releases The first of these initiatives was our new rolling release cycle which...

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Today marks one of our biggest releases to date.  For the first time ever both Liferay Portal and Liferay Commerce are being released in tandem and Liferay Commerce is now bundled with Liferay Portal.  Getting started with  Liferay Commerce is as simple as downloading the release bundle (or docker image) and starting it up.  Going forward each Liferay Portal release...

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Commerce is one of our newer open source projects and we’re excited about the feedback we’ve received so far. Our last community release was 2.0 last year, happy to finally share 3.0. Fully compatible with 7.3. Download options Liferay Portal and Liferay Commerce share the same Bundle and Docker image.  To get started using either Liferay Portal or Liferay Commerce,...

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One thing that I commonly see Liferay admins doing is changing the user.timezone JVM parameter to their local timezone. I mean, I get why this might seem like a good idea. I only serve users around me who are in the same timezone. I don't like the logs showing the GMT time instead of the local time. I want everything to reflect my particular timezone. When I query the database, it...

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On and around 24 September (depending on your exact timezone), we'll host the very first /dev/24 livestream. Technical information for 24 hours - sleep ahead, and schedule some recovery time afterwards. We're starting 24 Sep 7:00 UTC and carry on for full 24h. The draft agenda is now published. It still needs some polishing, and there are some empty slots in the very early...

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We are happy to announce the release of Liferay Portal CE 7.3 GA5, this is our fifth GA for 7.3 this year following the new rolling release cycle that we adopted and announced earlier this year. As with previous GAs, this new release is adding many new and very interesting features based on our roadmap and includes improvements based on the feedback that we have received from...

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