Welcome to Liferay's Community! This space is where Liferay's open source community comes together to share knowledge, brainstorm new features, and build working relationships.


The Liferay community is made up of thousands of individuals who share a common thread: to support and grow the Liferay mission of an open source, developer friendly, enterprise class web interaction framework. We're happy you're here, and below are avenues to explore for participating in, and interacting with, the global community. Visit each section to learn more about how to get started with the Liferay community.

Quick Start

For those looking to get quickly up and running with Liferay, check out our quick start guide.  This step-by-step tutorial will answer basic questions about where to download, and what to do once you have downloaded Liferay Portal.  Then, read on to find out more about the Liferay Community and how you can help make a difference!

The Basics

You heard about Liferay, the world's leading source portal, and decided to give it a test drive.  Congratulations!  You are joining the thousands of others that work with Liferay on a daily basis, delivering complete web solutions for companies and organizations large and small.  For some introductory material on getting started with Liferay's award-winning software, visit the following links:

The goal of the community is the ongoing growth and support of Liferay's mission to deliver an open source, enterprise class web interaction framework.

The Liferay Community

Liferay's community is spread worldwide, with members in virtually every timezone, and in over 60 countries.  It is anchored by the Liferay Portal Community Edition software platform, on which companies and organizations build their web presence.  With over 100,000 members, it is one of the largest open source communities in the world, and represents an awesome resource to collaborate with, get help, and contribute to. 

Liferay Community Ethos

Our Community Ethos defines who we are and how our community works together, both in terms of technology and in terms of its people. It is our guidebook for collaboration and communication with each otehr.

How to Participate

There are many ways to participate in the Liferay community.  This includes, but is not limited to, participating in roadmap discussions, reporting bugs, suggesting improvements, answering questions, writing documentation, giving talks, working on standards, starting new user groups, connecting with others to share ideas, and other vital tasks necessary in a healthy community.  If you want to volunteer for talks (esp. on Liferay LIVE) please do!  If you are participating in a Liferay User Group or any forum, We'd love to know about it.

To get started, check out the community participation page and get to work!