Integrating PayPal Instant Payment Notification (IPN) into Liferay Portal

This article describes a simple way to integrate PayPal "Buy-now" button into a Liferay Portal application. It is called "Instant Payment Notification ("IPN")" integration in PayPal. In this way of integration, a form is embedded in a page of the seller's Liferay Portal site. When a user clicks on the submit button, a post request is sent to PayPal site. The user performs payment steps on the PayPal site. When the transaction is done, the PayPal site calls an IPN handler (an HTTP request) on a...



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Low Cost Social Collaboration Solution for the Enterprise - What and How

Liferay Social Office is a social collaboration solution for the enterprise. From the start, the goal of Social Office was to allow people to collaborate effectively and efficiently. Beginning with the installation, and continuing on into the product itself, Social Office is very user friendly.  Current version is 1.5b. The version 2.0 will be ready at the end of Q4, 2009. What are new features on Social Office 1.5b? Contacts: Contacts help users keep track of people both inside...



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Google Chartlet - Portlet showing integration of Google Charts with Liferay

I am very glad to announce that I have created a portlet to display Google Charts. I have named it as Google Chartlet and it is available as a community plugin to download. This portlet demonstrates how to use Google charts to generate reports in Liferay. This portlet is made using charts4j. What it has right now? User Charts - Shows total users, organizations and communities in the system (2D and 3D pie charts) Asset Chart - Shows distribution of assets in system(2D and 3D...



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Liferay Beginner's Guide - A Liferay handbook for the Starters

Often when people move towards any open source solution, set against the "traditional" Proprietary solution , people are bogged down by into a territory of unknown. Question's such as "What is this?", "Where should I start?", "Why is it so complex", "Where is the documentation", "What's the typical scenario when I would use this" often haunts them. And these doubts, frustration, questions escalate when you are using an open source technology!!! Liferay is world's leading open source platform...



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Aspera for fast reliable file transfers with Liferay Portal and Alfresco ECM

Enterprises dealing with moving large volume of files (documents, images, videos etc.) over public and private IP networks face challenges such as high cost, unreliable transfer and often very slow transfer of data.   We provide highly scalable and cost-effective solutions to enterprises by leveraging the open source Portal Liferay as front-end user experience platform and Alfresco Enterprise Content Management System as back-end content repository.   The Portals and CMS (...



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CIGNEX ECommerce CMS connector for leveraging Drupal content in Magento

CQUAD stands for CIGNEX Community Commerce Connector. CQUAD aims to capture the best of Drupal and Magento and showcase a package of capabilities for Ecommerce website. The intent of CQUAD is to allow content creation and management in Drupal and  view it on Magento frontend with products or catalog cateogaries. With CQUAD, the content types are imported into Magento and can be viewed on front end as individual menu items. Drupal is known for its  flexibility, configurability...



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Coveo Expresso: Robust Commercial product, completely FREE

Coveo Expresso: Robust Commercial product, completely FREE, but limited to Microsoft stack While there are numerous free search solutions, only a few of them are robust and capable enough to compete with any heavyweights of Enterprise search like Autonomy.  The latest news from Coveo is a first step towards significant changes in the Enterprise search market and affects both Open Source and Commercial search products -- free Coveo Expresso is bringing coffee to the free beer party...



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CIGNEX Elevates To New Heights Yet Again! Becomes The First And Only Platinum Liferay Partner!!!

While this is more of an announcement than a blog topic, I wanted to share with you all the news. CIGNEX has just been named the one and only Platinum Level Liferay Partner in the WORLD! Our commitment to the technology, our client successes, our strength in delivery and unmatched depth of capability all come together to set us apart from the rest of the world and our so called competitors.  



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Building Liferay Service using Maven SDK

Now a days, Maven becoming more popular tool in the category of project building tools. If you have ever worked with enterprise projects using maven you already know how important a local maven repository and proxy is. And we also know that we often require usage of Liferay Service Builder in our day to day Portal development activities. So by referring this post you can get better idea about how to use Liferay Service Builder with Maven SDK. Here, I assume that you are already aware about...



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Securing your Drupal instance

Are you worried about security of your Drupal Site? We have employed this methodolgy in one of the Very High Traffic Government website which was targeted by several hackers. The site managed its traffic well without any instance of hacker getting into the administrative panel of the website. Have public domain and an private domain. Restrict access to private domain through VPN. Restrict admin path from public domain.



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