Liferay Digital Experience Platform

What’s New & Improved in Liferay DXP 7.4

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New & Improved Features

Liferay DXP 7.4 comes with enhanced functionality and exciting improvements that make it even easier for both technical and non-technical users to deliver and optimize digital experiences. 
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  • Optimizing Digital Experiences with Data-Driven Insight

    A/B Testing — Practitioners can now select any clickable element on a page, instead of just buttons and links, as the Click Target for an A/B test which provides far greater flexibility when testing different variants of pages.

    Content Dashboard — The Content Audit tool in the Content Dashboard features an improved user experience, allowing users to filter the content list by clicking on one category in the graph.

    Content Performance — The Content Performance panel is now available in Content and Widget pages, as well as in Display Pages, providing metrics for Organic and Paid search, social traffic and referrals, and offers a detail view exposing referring URLs and domains.

  • Empowering Practitioners to Build Rich Digital Experiences

    Asset Libraries — Business users can now create Display Page Templates for Web Content and Document Types in Asset Libraries - further increasing the value of reusable content stored in Asset Libraries.

    Experiences — Site builders have greaer flexibility for experience creation by being able to duplicate existing experiences, and save experiences as drafts.
    Navigation Menus — Navigation Menus now provide the option to use Display Pages as items.
  • Create a Seamless B2B Buying Experience

    Order Type Pricing & Discounts — Provides the ability for sellers to change Pricing and Discounts depending on the order conditions, for example because an order is marked as urgent vs. a stock order.
    Organization Management Widget — The Organization Management Widget provides a visual representation of the organization structure of accounts.
    Product Image Optimization — Performance in e-commerce is critical to the success of storefront. One way to improve performance is to ensure that appropriately sized images are served for different devices.
  • Enabling Business Users to Compose Digital Experiences Using Low-Code / No-Code Capabilities

    Adaptive Media — Liferay will automatically present the most appropriate image size based on the viewport width for images displayed in Content and Display Pages.
    Collection Display — The Collection Display Fragment now supports filtering, searching, and sorting, to provide end-users with the ability to focus on exactly what is important for them.
    Collection Providers — Collection Providers now support the ability to expose filtering configuration to page builders, site admins etc., so that the same Collection Provider can be reused for different scenarios.
    Forms — Two new field types have been added: Boolean, and Search Location. Additional properties have also been added - a Confirmation Field for Text Fields, Masks for Numeric Fields, Validation for Date Fields, and the ability to make fields Hidden from form submitters.
    Related Items Providers — Related Items provides the ability to display a list of items related to another item based on a wide range - Asset Entries with the same Category, Blog Entries with the same Category, Categories for an Item, and Related Assets.
    Site Navigation — It is now possible to create sophisticated navigation for sites that are content-heavy using a number of new capabilities together.
    Liferay Objects — Liferay Objects is a new low-code approach to creating custom business objects through the UI. Non-developer users can define the data model (fields, data types) and optionally create custom layouts.
  • Reducing the Cost and Effort to Launch and Maintain Digital Experiences

    Asset Libraries — Asset Libraries now support Staging to reduce the amount of effort and cost required to organize content where multiple sites require the same content but also require data isolation.
    Documents and Media — Documents can now have Expiration Dates set on them - similar to Web Content - to prevent them from being published, for example, due to a temporary license.
    Forms, Web Content, Documents and Media — Forms, Web content, and Documents and Media now share a common user experience for both definition of new Forms, Structures and Types as well as for authoring new entries.
    Item Selector — The Item Selector now supports creation of Folders for Documents and Media, to optimize the process where documents are uploaded directly during the content creation process.
    JS Dependency Declaration — JS Developers can now create projects for a given Liferay version just by specifying the target platform, instead of declaring all JS dependencies one by one. This brings JS development into step with Java development.
    Liferay Enterprise Search — Liferay Enterprise Search (LES) features are now bundled with DXP 7.4 and available to all DXP subscribers unsupported. In order to gain support customers will require an active Liferay Enterprise Search subscription.
    Publications — Users can now invite teammates to join a publication for viewing, editing, and publishing. Users can also collaborate by adding comments to publications.
    Search Re-indexing — System Administrators can now limit the scope of Reindex actions to selected Virtual instances.
    Site Templates — Performance and flexibility of site template propagation has been improved with new features.
    Staging — Staging performance has been improved with additional System Level configuration options to control whether Parent pages of a published page are published along with it.
    Theme Architecture — Page load performance has been improved by reducing the CSS footprint loaded for each page. Further to this, Admin-only interfaces are no longer changed by theme changes, making it easier for developers to build custom themes.
    Translation — Page authors can now translate the inline content of Content Pages. Further to this, Content Pages and Web Content Articles can now be automatically translated using the ML-based Google Cloud Translation service.
    Video and Audio Preview — Xuggler, an open source library used to generate audio and video previews has been deprecated, and has been replaced by ffmpeg.
  • Leverage Liferay as the Foundation in Your Interconnected Enterprise Landscape

    Accounts — Previously only available with Liferay Commerce, Accounts are now available to all users to provide attentive, individualized customer service in a B2B setting for both Commerce and non-Commerce scenarios.
    Audit — A new System Property has been provided to enable Audit information to be included in system logs - providing the ability to determine which request or instance this audit output belongs to.
    Click-to-Chat — It is now possible to configure Liferay to integrate with a number of popular Click-to-Chat platforms. Providers supported for this release are: Chatwoot, Crisp, Hubspot, JivoChat, LiveChat, LivePerson, Smartsupp,, Tidio, and Zendesk.
    Headless APIs — New RESTful web services are now available on the newest version of the Liferay DXP.
    Multi-Factor Authentication — Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) has been extended with support for FIDO2 devices to enable users to easily authenticate to online services in both mobile and desktop environments.
    OAuth 2 Administration — Registered OAuth 2 applications can now be configured as Trusted Applications to avoid the manual authorization process while obtaining a token. With the new “Remember Device” feature Administrators can configure whether they want users to allow their devices to be remembered with manual authorization flows.
    OpenID Connect — It is now possible to configure OpenID Connect requests to go through a proxy via System Properties.

    Remote Apps — Remote Apps now allow registering remote JS files as Web Components. Once registered a new Widget is provided to render the JS Apps as Custom Elements.

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