Liferay Portal 7.4 GA42 and Liferay Commerce 4.0 GA42 Release

We are pleased to announce the release of Liferay Portal 7.4 GA42 and Liferay Commerce 4.0 GA42!


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 GA42:

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

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 GA42 and Liferay Commerce 4.0 GA42 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 file:

liferay.workspace.product = portal-7.4-ga42

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



Default Account Currency per Channel

Optionally override the default Channel Currency with a default per account. Different currency defaults can be set for different channels for maximum flexibility. Users from the Account will then see price lists in their default currency when browsing or placing orders from the channel configured.

Experience Building

Extend the Look & Feel and behavior of your pages from the Page Configuration, with the new CSS and Javascript extensions

With the introduction of these new capabilities, we enable customers and users to extend the default look & feel and behavior of their sites without any Theme edition and redeployment needed, by allowing to add styling and Javascript extensions directly to pages in a scalable way.

Pattern Redirects

With this feature, clients can use RegEx to create rule-based temporary redirects for their site.

Filtering by Pending and Expired Statuses in the Content Dashboard

With this release we have added the capability to filter content in the Content Dashboard by the Pending and Expired statuses.

Preview Image in the Content Dashboard

Blogs and Web Contents will now display a preview image in the Info Panel of the Content Dashboard so that users can more thoroughly understand the context of the asset at a glance.

Subscribing to a Web Content from the Content Dashboard

Users can now subscribe to a Web Content from the Info Panel of the Content Dashboard. To do so, simply click the Bell icon next to a Web Content’s title.

Sharing an Asset from the Info Panel of the Content Dashboard

Users can now Share a Blog or Document from the Info Panel of the Content Dashboard. After sharing an asset, users can also manage the permissions of their collaborators from the Info Panel.


User & System Management

Country/Region Management

The Countries widget allows administrators to use the UI to add, edit, delete, activate/deactivate, and order countries/regions. This was originally a commerce only feature, we found that many customers would benefit from this capability.


All documentation for Liferay Portal and Liferay Commerce can now be found on our documentation site:  For more information on upgrading to Liferay Portal 7.4 GA42 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 GA42 and Liferay Commerce 4.0 GA42 were tested extensively for use with the following Application/Database Servers: 

Application Server

  • Tomcat 9.0

  • Wildfly 18.0, 23.0


  • MySQL 5.7, 8.0

  • MariaDB 10.2, 10.4, 10.6

  • PostgreSQL 12.x, 13.x, 14.x


  • 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