Sunday, November 18, 2012

How to setup Liferay development environment

The purpose of this post is to provide a simple guideline to setup Liferay development environment with Eclipse.

Required software:
1. Eclipse
2. Liferay Portal with tomcat bundled
3. Liferay IDE
4. Liferay plugins sdk


Steps:
1. download Liferay Portal and unzip into a directory, eg C:/liferay
2. download Liferay plugin sdk and unzip into a directory, eg C:/liferay
3. Start Eclipse
4. Install Liferay IDE with the following steps
    a. Help > Install New Software > Add
    b. paste the following url and give it a name
        - http://releases.liferay.com/tools/ide/eclipse/juno/nightly/
    c. complete the remaining steps to install Liferay IDE
    d. restart Eclipse

5. configure Liferay plugin sdk
    a. Window > Preferences > Liferay > Installed Plugin SDKs > Add > Browse
    b. [UPDATE]: tick the Open in Eclipse checkbox
    c.  click "OK" to complete.

6. configure Liferay runtime
    a. Window > Preferences > Server > Runtime Environment > Add > Liferay, Inc

    b. Select "Liferay v6.1 CE" > Next > Browse > Finish

7. Start Liferay
    a. Open "Server" view in eclipse, start "Liferay v6.1 CE Server"
    b. once started, access to "http://localhost:8080"
8. Done

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