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New feature for Liferay 7: Sharing Content between Sites

General Blogs April 24, 2014 By Julio Camarero Staff

Hi there!

In the WCM Team, we have finished a very cool feature for Liferay 7! It is already merged in master and will be available in the next millestone.

Before 7.0, when you wanted to share a structure or template between different sites you had to put this common content in the Global scope.

After 7.0, you can share these types of content with your child sites. As the administrator of a child site, you will be able to use all the structures, templates, categories, application display templates... etc from any of your parent sites that allows for it (this can be disabled in Site Settings).


At this point we have applied this sharing pattern to:

  • Web Content Structures
  • Web Content Templates
  • Document Types
  • Vocabularies and Categories
  • Application Display Templates
  • Data Definitions (Dynamic Data Lists)


What do you think?

Is there any other place in which you would like to see this applied?





Threaded Replies Author Date
We are currently deploying our content and... Jim Trott June 30, 2014 10:20 AM
A very useful feature; thanks so much. Bijan Vakili February 28, 2015 10:57 PM
Hi !! I've tried it in Liferay 7 Milestone 4... Antonio Pérez García March 8, 2015 11:12 AM
Hi I have tried this feature in ... Srikanth komma March 17, 2015 12:19 AM

We are currently deploying our content and portal site in Liferay 6.2. We have been looking at this very issue, how we can share content, categories, structures with child sites and not seeing how. It sounds like this is being addressed in version 7. That helps us. We should just wait.

Request: Make this work for Related Assets. It would be very helpful to link a Related Asset that exists in another site, at least assets in a parent / child relationship.
Posted on 6/30/14 10:20 AM.
A very useful feature; thanks so much.
Posted on 2/28/15 10:57 PM.
Hi !!
I've tried it in Liferay 7 Milestone 4 but I don't know how it works.
I've built a Web Content in Liferay Inc. site, it has Liferay Madrid as a child site but when I try to add Web Content in Liferay Madrid this doesn't appear. How I should do it?
Posted on 3/8/15 11:12 AM.
I have tried this feature in liferay-portal-7.0-ce-m4, i dont know ow it works and bit confusing.
I have created 1 user as administrator for child site and created structure, template and web content too. after that i dont how to share this .
can any body knows the steps to use this feature .
Posted on 3/17/15 12:19 AM.