Lets begin on how to build a portal with liferay. Familiarize with below term while develop portal:
Capability on develop those four components is necessary in order to build a portal.
I assume you familiar with Java in order to develop portlet while 3 others component is good to have but not mandatory.
Install it liferay eclipse plugin(http://releases.liferay.com/tools/ide/latest/stable/)
Download liferay SDK and extract it
Download liferay tomcat bundled (6.2 CE edition) and extract it
Configure Eclipse for SDK liferay and tomcat bundled refer to image below for this step
Now let’s rock by creating a project for a portlet
Create new project (we will use ant instead of maven since its easier.
The generated code will be like this
Start to deploy your first portlet
Check if Ojolali portlet is deployed
In view mode after added into a page looks like below
Now you can start build your own portlet. :)
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