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Liferay is a platform for developing and managing websites and applications. Learn Liferay with edX and gain valuable skills to succeed in your career as a software developer.

What is Liferay?

Liferay is a free and open-source enterprise portal software you can use to create websites, intranets, and extranets.Footnote 1 It provides a platform for managing and sharing information, as well as collaboration and communication between users. Liferay software is developed by Liferay Inc. and is available under the GNU Lesser General Public License. 

Liferay offers a range of features tailored for enterprise use, such as document management, web content management, social networking, and workflow management. Many organizations worldwide use it, including government agencies, universities, and businesses of all sizes. It is highly customizable, and you can easily integrate it with other systems and applications.

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Liferay course curriculum

In a Liferay tutorial, you can learn how to effectively design, develop, and manage web portals and collaborative platforms using Liferay's powerful features. Beginner learners should expect to develop skills like:

  • Understanding the core concepts of user interfaces, navigation, and search capabilities.Footnote 2

  • Managing content on Liferay.

  • Creating and managing web pages.

  • Organizing content using tags and categories.

  • Creating workflows to manage content approval processes.

In the intermediate stages, you could learn about:

  • Creating and managing portlets and widgets.

  • Managing users and groups in Liferay.

  • Creating and managing user accounts.

  • Assigning roles and permissions.

  • Managing user directories.

  • Managing Liferay sites and site settings.

  • Creating and managing site templates.

  • Managing site permissions.

Advanced courses can teach concepts such as:

  • Integrating Liferay with other systems and applications.

  • Using Liferay authentication and authorization.

  • Exchanging data in the Liferay portal.

  • Integrating with social media platforms.

  • Customizing Liferay by creating custom themes, layouts, and plugins.

  • Developing new functionality using Liferay's API and development tools.

edX offers a variety of educational opportunities for learners interested in studying web development, as well as a host of other disciplines. A boot camp can provide flexible, hands-on learning for those who want to upskill quickly, while executive education is designed for busy professionals. You can also pursue a more comprehensive curriculum in a bachelor’s degree program or, for more advanced learners, a master’s degree program. Find the right learning path for you.

Explore Liferay careers

By learning Liferay, you can pursue various job roles related to web development, content management, and portal administration. Some of the job roles that you can apply for include:

  • Associate tester: The role of an associate tester, also known as a quality-assurance engineer, involves conducting comprehensive tests on software during the development process to identify and address any potential bugs or errors across multiple use cases.Footnote 3 The Liferay portal contains the ability to test the software you develop. 

  • Liferay developer: A Liferay developer is a professional who specializes in developing web-based applications and portals using Liferay, an open-source enterprise web platform.Footnote 4 They play a crucial role in building robust and user-friendly web applications that meet the client's business needs. 

  • Software developer: The responsibilities of software developers include creating, designing, building, and maintaining web applications, software programs, and other digital products.Footnote 5 A Liferay software developer typically has expertise in Java programming, web development, and Liferay's APIs, frameworks, and plugins. 

  • App developer: An app developer is responsible for designing, creating, and maintaining mobile applications.Footnote 6 They typically work with a team of designers, programmers, and project managers to develop an app from concept to launch. 

Begin learning the skills you need for these roles with a coding boot camp delivered through edX. 

How to use Liferay in your career

Liferay is a powerful, open-source platform that enables the creation of enterprise portals, intranets, and collaboration platforms. With Liferay, you can build customized websites and applications to meet the specific needs of your organization. For example, Liferay can deliver personalized self-service portals that provide users access to their accounts with financial institutions or medical providers. 

Liferay provides a range of features, including document management, workflow, social networking, and content management, making it a versatile tool for businesses of all sizes.Footnote 7 Additionally, Liferay has a large and active community of developers who contribute to its ongoing development and provide support to users.Footnote 8

Learning Liferay can enhance your developer skills and give you a competitive edge in the job market.

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