Prior to the start of the course, you will be asked to take part in a brief online course called Introduction to Liferay that consists of three videos. These three videos are the foundation for the Creating Content with Liferay training.
The first day begins with installing Liferay Portal Enterprise Edition. It is this installation of Liferay that will be used for the rest of the course. After this, you'll dive into site management tasks that may be delegated to Content Creators. These include creating and managing page templates and site templates. You'll also learn how pages can be configured to allow certain users to have the ability to modify only parts of the page, while still retaining full control over other parts.
Before digging too deeply into Liferay's advanced content features, we'll take some time to introduce Liferay's Web Content Management System with some basic examples. You'll learn how you can use the rich text editor to create unstructured content and how you can use the Web Content Display portlet to display web content.
Once you have a good handle on the basics, we'll dig into Liferay's Asset Framework. You'll learn how all assets in Liferay share a common set of features that we can use to create complex, data rich sites that are still intuitive and easy to navigate. We'll explore how tagging and categorizing our content will help to expose the data to our end users. We'll also learn how features such as comments and ratings can help to create interactive sites that encourage collaboration. Lastly, we learn how site members can use Flags to inform administrators of any inappropriate content on the site.
The first day is rounded out by a focus on document and media management. You will learn how to use the Document and Media Library portlets to store assets you can use in your web content or that you want your users to be able to view and download. You'll be able to configure Liferay's Document and Media portlet to convert various file formats whenever desired, and you will examine how the permissions system works with the Document Library.
By the end of the first day, you will have a firm understanding of the building blocks of managing content in Liferay.