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Deawn Md Alimozzaman
looking help madly to start up with Liferay.
February 10, 2010 12:56 PM
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Deawn Md Alimozzaman

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Hello all,
I am very new in Liferay and just install it in my machine. Now I want to convert a Drupal theme into Liferay theme just to get dig into it. So can anyone pls give me any step by guild help to build a liferay theme. I have search but getting lot of things and gets lost where to start and how. Please I would love to hear from any of you. I really liked this technology , i want to explore myself in this area of development.

Btw, is there any video tutorial link which actually make the learning faster.

Thanks.
Roy.
Michael Poznecki
RE: looking help madly to start up with Liferay.
February 10, 2010 1:27 PM
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Michael Poznecki

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Please see the wiki at
http://www.liferay.com/community/wiki/-/wiki/Main/Themes

I hope this helps.

Michael
Deawn Md Alimozzaman
RE: looking help madly to start up with Liferay.
February 10, 2010 9:25 PM
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Deawn Md Alimozzaman

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Thanks Michael, let me have a look at it.
Deawn Md Alimozzaman
RE: looking help madly to start up with Liferay.
February 11, 2010 5:30 AM
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Deawn Md Alimozzaman

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Is there any video tutorial for Liferay administration and theme development?
I dont see any video tutorial in this link thou it linked with title video tutorial http://www.liferay.com/documentation/5.2

Thanks.
Michael Poznecki
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February 11, 2010 6:24 AM
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Michael Poznecki

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I'm afraid that I don't know of any videos. I think they reserve the good training for people that "pay" for training.emoticon
whyBish valid
RE: looking help madly to start up with Liferay.
February 11, 2010 2:15 PM
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whyBish valid

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Theme Dev:
1) Install SDK
2) run the batch script to create your new theme
3) Do css/velocity changes in the diffs folder
4) deploy.
5) Use firebug etc to figure out what you need to fix
Deawn Md Alimozzaman
RE: looking help madly to start up with Liferay.
February 12, 2010 7:07 AM
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Deawn Md Alimozzaman

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There training program is seems to me too expensive emoticon.
@whyBish valid , thanks a lot. I am trying but seems little bit complex.
Dave Willis
RE: looking help madly to start up with Liferay.
February 12, 2010 2:15 PM
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I have had the formal, enterprise training and even with that the learning curve on this thing is VERY steep. Getting your dev environment set up is one of the hardest parts. I've only successfully done it once. Once you get that up and running it gets easier. If you're going to be developing themes for Liferay you'll need to study up on velocity templates. Themes are deployed just like portlets and you apply them from the control panel under communities I believe. If you have any specific questions, feel free to ask.
Al-Mothafar Al-Hasan
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February 13, 2010 2:53 AM
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Al-Mothafar Al-Hasan

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I think there is a very hard way or expensive to convert it (if it available in anyway !)

I developing a themes using NetBeans , its make thing easy and fast , just install it and install portalpack plugins to it , and then you can develop a new themes, hooks, portlets and etc. !

NetBeans : http://netbeans.org/downloads/index.html
PortalPack : http://contrib.netbeans.org/portalpack/

If you have images, JS, CSS files of your Drupal theme, I think its will be good to develop it , I think its not so easy and not so hard too to learn how you develop a new theme for liferay ...

If you want to know how you Integrate a Liferay with Netbeans and Install plugins and then how to start I will explain it ( Inshaa' Allah )
Deawn Md Alimozzaman
RE: looking help madly to start up with Liferay.
February 14, 2010 11:10 PM
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Thank you guys. I will keep bugging you until I could go dig of it. I am reading "Portal Enterprise Intranet" book.
Dave Willis
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February 15, 2010 6:37 AM
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You might find this useful as well: http://www.amazon.com/Liferay-Portal-5-2-Systems-Development/dp/1847194702/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1266244609&sr=8-1
Lari Tuominen
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February 15, 2010 12:11 PM
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Lari Tuominen

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Check Liferay plugin development guide (Portlets / Themes) from here:

http://www.liferay.com/documentation/4.4

Even though the documentation is a bit old, most of the things apply still and it provides a good basic knowledge of plugins SDK.

- Lari
Dave Willis
RE: looking help madly to start up with Liferay.
February 16, 2010 12:12 PM
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Dave Willis

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I've never used 4.x but I was under the impression that the SDK had changed drastically from 4.x to 5.x. Is this not correct?