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An open-source enterprise portal that's easy-to-use

Pros and Cons

  • "The look and feel and the user interface are great."
  • "The plugins should be more affordable."

What is most valuable?

We like Likeray because it's a secure platform.

The look and feel and the user interface are great.

What needs improvement?

PHP offers more plugins than Liferay. The plugins should be more affordable.

Liferay needs to offer more in terms of updates and development. WordPress is constantly offering new updates and new features; I hardly see that with Liferay — although, it could be because we don't have an enterprise license.

Also, an e-commerce plugin tool would be a nice feature. 

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using Liferay for at least three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Compared to WordPress, I hardly experience any issues or bugs.

How was the initial setup?

For us, the initial setup was very complex — It's in Java. In Malaysia, there are not a lot of Java writers or developers.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Licensing costs can be very expensive.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend Liferay to another company, but the price cannot be overlooked. Maintaining a license can be a hefty investment.

Due to the licensing and plugin costs, on a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of eight.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Private Cloud
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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