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Building Themes in Liferay

( Duration: 1 Day )

In Building Themes in Liferay training course, Theme Developers will learn how Liferay themes are constructed and learn best practices for developing themes. Developers will also learn how using Color Schemes can provide another level of variation on the main theme.

Topics covered in this course include manipulating images and cascading style sheets, customizing velocity templates, and using theme settings. This course will prepare team to customize the look and feel of Liferay Portal to align with corporate branding.

  • Prior exposure to Java and J2EE environment is must
  • Must have sound knowledge of HTML, CSS and Java Script
  • Reasonably good database skills
  • Some knowledge about Eclipse IDE

This Building Themes in Liferay workshop is designed for UI designers to create design and develop Liferay Theme.



Introduction to Themes

  • Installing Liferay’s Plugins SDK
  • Core Templates and Directory Structure
  • Properly Extending Liferay Themes

Building a Theme in Liferay

  • Creating a Theme from Scratch
  • Editing the Background
  • Modifying the Header
  • Customizing the Navigation
  • Styling the Portlet Box
  • Modifying the Footer
  • Customizing the Dockbar
  • Additional Styling

Creating Alternate Color Schemes


Cross Browser Compliance


Packaging Theme for Distribution


Making Theme Available in Liferay’s Community Repository


Advanced Themes

  • Introduction to Velocity
  • Using Velocity to Access Variables
  • Embedding Portlets into a Theme


  • Liferay Best Practices
  • How Liferay Optimizes Theme Performance
  • Style Guide

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