Building Vibrant Community Portfolios with Liferay

Sharmila (Sam) Wijeyakumar / May 29, 2023
3 min read

In our increasingly interconnected world, fostering a sense of community online has never been more important. Businesses, non-profits, and even governmental organizations are all recognizing the value of creating interactive spaces for their users to engage, share ideas, and build relationships. One tool that has proven exceptionally capable of crafting such dynamic community portals is Liferay.

Liferay: A Catalyst for Community Engagement

Liferay, a leading digital experience platform, is particularly adept at building community portals that facilitate interaction and collaboration among users. It provides a suite of tools and capabilities that make it easy to create, manage, and grow online communities.

Features that Foster Interaction

Liferay’s feature-rich platform allows the establishment of discussion forums, blog sections, newsfeeds, event calendars, and more. These features can be intuitively integrated to create vibrant community spaces where users can connect and interact. Additionally, with Liferay’s built-in moderation and user management tools, maintaining a safe, respectful community environment becomes significantly more manageable.

Real-Life Examples of Liferay Community Portals

Here are a few examples of how Liferay has been used to create compelling community portals:

1) The World Health Organization (WHO): WHO used Liferay to develop a community portal for its Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network. This platform allows public health officials worldwide to share information and collaborate on strategies to combat disease outbreaks.

2) NASA: NASA uses Liferay to power its “Lunar Mapping and Modeling Portal,” a community for scientists and researchers to share data, collaborate on projects, and engage in discussions about lunar exploration.

3) The European Commission: The European Commission uses Liferay for its “Futurium” portal, a community space that invites citizens to contribute to the future policies of the European Union.

4) The Linux Foundation: The Linux Foundation leverages Liferay for its community portal, providing a collaborative space for developers to contribute code, share ideas, and engage in discussions.

Veriday, a digital transformation and engagement solutions specialist, has demonstrated its ability to leverage Liferay to create powerful community portals. Below are some instances of Veriday’s work in this domain:

1) Education Sector Community Portal: Veriday built a community portal for an educational institution, allowing students, faculty, and staff to interact, share information, and collaborate. Liferay’s features were used to facilitate discussion forums, event calendars, and news updates, effectively engaging the institution’s community.

2) Non-Profit Organization Community Portal: For a non-profit organization, Veriday designed and implemented a Liferay-powered community portal. The platform became a hub for members to connect, share their experiences, and access resources, fostering a vibrant online community.

3) Public Sector Community Portal: A governmental organization hired Veriday to create a community portal for citizen engagement. Using Liferay, they created a portal that provided public access to important resources and facilitated discussions on public policy issues.

Through these examples, it’s clear that Veriday effectively applies Liferay’s powerful capabilities to build community portals that enhance engagement, promote collaboration, and foster a sense of belonging among users. These community portals serve as powerful tools in promoting shared goals and cultivating positive relationships among community members. Liferay is a robust platform for building community portals, offering a comprehensive suite of tools and features that foster engagement, collaboration, and interaction. Whether you’re a business looking to connect with your customers, a non-profit aiming to engage your members, or a governmental body seeking to encourage citizen participation, Liferay offers an effective, scalable solution. In the digital age, creating spaces for online community interaction is a powerful strategy for building relationships, fostering loyalty, and driving engagement. And with Liferay, creating these spaces has never been easier.

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