The product is also known for robust functionality with over 60 out-of-the-box portlets that can be categorized into three main categories:
Content Management & Web Publishing
Liferay Portal's built-in content management system is a structured system with support for roles-based workflow, separation of presentation from content creation, and editorial approval and versioning processes. Its document library features versioning, document locking, and automatic file-type conversions for document-based collaboration, as well as WebDAV, and Microsoft Office® integration for dynamic document sharing. Content may also be stored on third-party systems such as Jackrabbit, Magnolia, and Alfresco. What's more, users can seamlessly integrate content with native collaboration and social networking features, as well as third party applications, to publish full-bodied enterprise solutions to the web.
Liferay's collaboration suite includes Message Boards, Blogs, Wikis—featuring RSS capabilities, tagging, common meta-data, and social bookmarking—that work within Liferay Portal's flexible system of communities and organizations. As a whole, they enable productive discussion around your collective knowledge; not only can users manage their own work experiences with our built-in webmail client and personal calendars, they can dynamically share their work and thoughts as part of a team.
Tying our content and collaboration features together is an enterprise-ready social networking suite with presence-enabled features like instant messaging and activity tracking that facilitate fluid, real-time communication within your organization. Moreover, Liferay's Social API gives users a platform for building their own social applications. Users can plug into Liferay's social capabilities and allow third party applications to take part in Liferay's activity feeds, member and "friend" lists, and other social assets, and customize these assets per their specific needs. In essence, Liferay provides you with the tools and framework for building a fully functional social network that can be customized to meet your unique specifications.