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Liferay Portal 6 Enterprise Intranets by Jonas X. Yuan

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Plugins management

The portal supports six different types of plugins out of the box—Portlets, Themes, Layout Templates, Webs, Hooks, and Ext. Note that a single plugin can contain multiple portlets, themes, and hook packages in a single WAR file logically:

  • Portlets: Web applications that run in a portion of a web page
  • Themes: Look and feel of pages
  • Layout Templates: Ways of choosing how the portlets will be arranged on a page
  • Hooks: Allow hooking into the portal's core functionality—for example, the plugin Asset Importer, a portlet with hook, which reads a file and converts it into web content and uses hook service
  • Webs: Regular Java EE web modules designed to work with the portal, such as ESB (Enterprise Service Bus), SSO (Single Sign-On), and so ...

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