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Liferay User Interface Development by Frank Yu, Xinsheng Chen, Jonas X. Yuan

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Theme upgrade

A common Liferay Portal project is to upgrade a portal application from an older version of Liferay Portal to Liferay Portal 6. The upgrade process typically includes the following steps:

  • Installation of Liferay Portal 6
  • Database upgrade
  • Theme upgrade
  • Content repository upgrade
  • Portlet upgrade
  • Upgrading the custom code, such as that in the Ext environment, in the previous version to the Ext plugin in Liferay Portal 6

In this section, we will focus on the theme upgrade process. The upgrading of the other components will be discussed in the later chapters.

Here, we will use the Natural Essence theme as an example and walk through the upgrading process of it, from Liferay 5.2 to 6. The source code of this theme is downloadable on the Community ...

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