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Liferay 6.2 User Interface Development by Jonas X. Yuan, Xinsheng Chen

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Creating a theme

We have already set up our Liferay Portal development environment in Chapter 1, Liferay Portal Development Environment. Now we will create our first theme. We will name this theme Beet:

  1. In the Liferay IDE, navigate to File | New | Liferay Project. A Liferay plugin project window pops up.
  2. Enter beet for Project name. The Display name will automatically become beet. Keep the default values for Liferay Plugins SDK and Liferay Portal Runtime.
  3. Click on the Theme radio button for Plugin Type.
  4. Click on Finish. The Liferay IDE will run and create a theme named beet in its preliminary state.

When you see the following project structure in your Liferay IDE, you will know that your beet theme has been successfully created:

This beet-theme project ...

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