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Liferay Portal 7.4 GA13 and Liferay Commerce 4.0 GA13 Release

We are pleased to announce the release of Liferay Portal 7.4 GA13 and Liferay Commerce 4.0 GA13!

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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 GA13:

docker run -it -p 8080:8080 liferay/portal:7.4.3.13-ga13

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 GA13 and Liferay Commerce 4.0 GA13 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-ga13

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

Features

Experience Building

Test your Designs when modifying your Stylebook token values

The goal of this Epic is to let userspreview atoms, molecules and templates of a complete Design System before using them on pages so that Styles can be better adjusted and impacts of changes visually verified before using the new Style Book on actual pages.

https://issues.liferay.com/browse/LPS-132419

Create Navigation Menus Based on big and complex Categories/Vocabularies hierarchies

The goal of this Epic is to improve the site navigation menus involving the display page menu item types and focusing on the categories menu item type.
We made possible to:

  1. To Multi-select categories.

  2. To select a Vocabulary and all its categories.

  3. To automatically add new categories created inside a vocabulary to a Menu where that Vocabulary is placed.

  4. Let users decide if they want that Vocabularies are shown in their menus.

  5. Improve the organization of this feature.

https://issues.liferay.com/browse/LPS-137494

Style Book created by default

​​​​​​​The goal of this story is to improve the understanding of what Style Books are and explain that they can be linked to page editor styles and show its correspondence. 

https://issues.liferay.com/browse/LPS-142078

SEO

Make 404 tracking optional

As 404 tracking can be very performance demanding in some scenarios, nos system admins can enable/disable the tracking of 404 URLs from System configuration.

https://issues.liferay.com/browse/LPS-145213

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 GA13 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 GA13 and Liferay Commerce 4.0 GA13 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