Liferay Portal is a web platform with features commonly required for the development of websites and portals. Liferay includes a built-in web content management system allowing users to build websites and portals as an assembly of themes, pages, portlets/gadgets and a common navigation. Liferay is sometimes described as a content management framework or a web application framework. Liferay’s support for plugins extends into multiple programming languages, including support for PHP and Ruby portlets.
Although Liferay offers a sophisticated programming interface for developers, no programming skills are required for basic website installation and administration.
Liferay Portal is Java-based and runs on any computing platform capable of running the Java Runtime Environment and an application server. Liferay is available bundled with a servlet container such as Apache Tomcat.