Have you upgraded your existing application to Liferay DXP 7.2? Do you want to build an enterprise portal with Liferay? If you’re wondering whether you should upgrade your Liferay application to the latest version, then this is the right blog post for you. End of life for 6.2 support is just about 14 months away (December 2020).
Liferay DXP 7.2 was released in June 2019 and it comes with a lot of interesting features that makes the lives of developers and users easier. The usability of the admin features improved with the release of Liferay DXP 7.1 and Liferay DXP 7.2 comes with enhanced features and functionalities. It has a revamped UI along with improved features.
If you are working on a Liferay project that is about to go live on Liferay DXP 7.1, you should take the advantage of the newest version and upgrade it to 7.2. If you already have a Liferay solution, you should think of upgrading it to the latest version as it would improve the operational efficiency as well as productivity and bring down the development costs. Enterprises can stay competitive with forward-thinking marketing teams and run personalized campaigns to make their business grow.
What are the benefits of Liferay DXP 7.2?
Liferay focuses on making it easier for the non-technical users to create a smooth user experience. The latest version provides more tools and updates to the existing ones.
The core of Liferay includes Audience Targeting now. Audience Targeting and user segmentation can be integrated with content creation abilities in Liferay.
Liferay focuses on privacy by improving the Personal data Erasure feature that was introduced in Liferay DXP 7.1.
Modern Site Building
Liferay DXP 7.2 comes with a lot of major changes for non-technical changes and improvements to deliver the best user experience. Liferay calls it the Modern Site Building project since Liferay DXP 7.1. The new improved features include Content pages, Display Pages, Navigation Menus, Display Pages, Fragments, and Pages Administration.
Users would love to see an improved visual representation of the content pages. Several upgrades have been made to the styling abilities for the business users. They can adjust the background colors, images, spacing, and other elements on the content pages. The layout on the content pages can be managed easily.
Users can customize the layout using the Section Builder on the right hand side, and adjust the width of the columns too. The images and background colors can also be adjusted.
Liferay offers many basic components called Fragments that consist of various HTML components such has text fields, headers, images, buttons, and cards. The predefined sections can be combined to form complex components and can be added to the pages. Header, footer, and banners can be added to the pages.
After the release of Liferay DXP 7.1, users can add widgets to Content Pages. Developers had to create a Fragment that included the widget that user could then configure into a web page. With Liferay DXP 7.2, users can add any widget to any fragment directly and make use of alerts, blogs, wikis, web content displays, and more.
All the above mentioned pages can also be made for Display pages as they rely on the same building blocks. Liferay developers can add support for Display pages in custom entities.
Liferay DXP 7.2 comes with amazing Document management capabilities that would woo the business users. It can be integrated with Google Docs and all the documents can now be created and edited within the Google text. The documents can be stored in the Liferay itself. All you need to do is create a Google Drive API for your project and start integration with Google docs. Non-Google users can make use of regular DMS features of Liferay for sharing files.
Artificial Intelligence with Liferay
Liferay has started embracing the power of AI. Auto-tagging of images is a good example of this. This would reduce the manual actions and decrease the manual actions and help in rapid collection building. We all can expect a lot of AI functionalities in the upcoming releases of Liferay.
Liferay has planned the official event with digital event that is organized at the Goya Theater in Madrid on October 23rd and 24th 2019. The goal of the tenth edition of Liferay Symposium is “Transforming the present and preparing the future of the digital experiences.” The event will be attended by more than 500 professionals from different industries such as insurance, retail, banking, industrial, manufacturing, and more. People are too excited to know about the latest technological trends designed to meet the requirements of the existing and future business teams.
Being a Gold partner with Liferay, KNOWARTH has worked on several projects for the clients and helped them achieve their business clients. No matter what your requirements may be, we can help you get the best. Get in touch with us now and we shall be glad to assist you.
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