Liferay 6.2, comes with concept “Application Display Templates”, WithApplication Display Templates, you can define custom display templates used to render asset-centric applications. Let ‘s try simple example:
Why we have to write a new portlet to display newest article in liferay while we have a powerful portlet Asset Publisher? How to make Asset Publisher show the newest article in beautiful way? It’s luckily because of asset publisher template. We use asset publisher template to change the way it display and what to display. Try this template:
I want to insert in my portal a portlet to show news with image, description and link to that article. This portlet would be a beautiful way to get notice from readers and make the website more beautiful. But to make a new portlet takes a lot of time, why don’t we use asset publisher portlet.
We often use asset publisher to show news abstract at main page for quick view. If users want to read more, they will click on readmore link and browsers will link to the page of that article.