Upcoming customization options with Application Display Templates
Company Blogs June 12, 2014 By Eduardo P. Garcia Staff
Application Display Templates have become one of the most popular features in Liferay Portal 6.2. Last year we reviewed how to use this powerful tool to customize some Liferay portlets. Furthermore we explained how developers can apply the same feature to their custom portlets in just a few steps.
The Liferay Community provides a great feedback about how you use Application Display Templates and also about the Liferay portlets where you miss this feature. And of course, we have attended your requests
Customizing the Language Portlet
Definitely one of your favorites to join the Application Display Templates family. You can now customize every single detail of this portlet. For example, you can turn it into an icon-menu list like this:
Your breadcrumb will never look the same
The Breadcrumb portlet already included some customization options. But you wanted more, and we’ve given you all . With Application Display Templates, there’s no limit to your creativity. See how different your breadcrumb can look with just a very simple template:
Thanks Jose Manuel!
Displaying content on a map? Yes, you can!
We are not only extending the support for Application Display Templates to more portlets, but we are also extending the possibilities that this tool provides to display content in a completely new way.
Just a very cool example of this is the work that our colleagues Sergio, Bruno and Adolfo have done with the content geolocation feature. In a nutshell, you can define your content associated coordinates through a new geolocation input field. Among the number of possibilities that this information brings, you can now display your content on a map with the Asset Publisher portlet and a very simple Application Display Template. For example, you can change from this:
And these are just the first of a number of new features that Application Display Templates will include in the next version of Liferay Portal. Remember that you can request new features through our website. Thanks for helping us make Liferay Portal a little better everyday !