According to Wikipedia, "A workflow consists of a sequence of connected steps. It is a depiction of a sequence of operations, declared as work of a person, a group of persons, an organization of staff, or one or more simple or complex mechanisms"
The workflow system in Liferay 6 allows the users to create and publish content in a step by step way.
Liferay 6 provides a workflow integration mechanism that allows the portal to be integrated with workflow engines like JBPM (the de-facto java standard for workflows), and provides a custom developed workflow engine for those who doesn't want to install one: this is the Kaleo Workflow Engine.
The workflow is applied out-of-the-box to the following Liferay entities:
- Wiki Page
- Web Content
- Document Library Document
- Blogs Entry
- Message Boards Message
And it can be implemented in more entities, even custom developed entities.
There are four portlets related to the workflow that allows the users manage this system.
Worflow related portlets: