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Liferay Portal 5.2 Systems Development by Jonas Yuan

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Setting up Plugins SDK

Plugins SDK is a simple environment for the development of Liferay plugins, for example, themes, layout templates, portlets, hooks, and webs (web applications). It is completely different from the Liferay portal core services as it uses external services only if required.

How do we set up Plugins SDK? First, let's see where we could find the source code of Plugins SDK. In general, there are three kinds of source code for Plugins SDK: specific version package, branch version, and trunk version.

The specific version package is released with the portal. You can get the latest release from http://www.liferay.com/web/guest/downloads/additional. Note that there is only one version (either major version, for example, 5.3, or minor ...

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