January 8, 2019

Getting familiar with Liferay

In this second part on Liferay as a content management system, I will give a short overview of the sections that are important to us as content authors. I will review the different parts that make up the Liferay UI once you are logged in, with a focus on the main side menu on the left side of the screen as well as the simulation tool that allows us to review our content on multiple simulated devices.
January 3, 2019

Content Management Concepts

In this post I will go over the basic concepts of a content management system, the differences between content, documents, media, portlets, pages, layouts and templates. These are not specific to any one content management system, but lay a good foundation of knowledge for the following more Liferay specific articles.
July 25, 2018

Web Content Management

In this third part on the Liferay content management system, we will look at the main content creation and editing tools. The majority of content can be separated into Resources, News, Events or Blog post. In this case, we are considering specific content items as falling into these categories. Here, we will be talking about using the content management system to model these types of content.
June 18, 2018

A Blueprint for Finding the Value in Information

Over the last 15 years, we have devised a blueprint that streamlines the organization of huge amounts of information for large organizations. Our Sr. Information Architect Ben Shoemate explains this methodology and how it can benefit your digital transformation.
May 28, 2018

8 Tips and Tools for Developing a World Class Content Marketing Strategy

Content is the reason websites and portals exist. Content is king! Here are 8 tips and tools for developing a world class content marketing strategy.
March 21, 2018

Tech Talk: Adding Plugins to the Liferay Alloy Editor

I have been working on adding CKEditor plugins to the Alloy Editor in Liferay DXP. There are some articles online at Liferay but they focus more on packaged or custom developed plugins. The trick is to create an OSGI module fragment.
March 20, 2018

10 Reasons Portals Fail

At Base22, we focus on making portals and digital platforms that are alive and successful long after their first birthday. That means thinking not just about what works – but also what doesn’t and why. Here are ten reasons portals fail, by Ben Shoemate.
January 3, 2018

A Digital Marketing Journey

Many organizations are applying all sorts of digital technologies to improve operational efficiencies, create a better customer, dealer, employee and member experience. How’s your digital transformation going?
August 22, 2017

Best Practices for Personalization in Portals and Intranets

The trick with personalization is not to overuse it. When designing digital experiences, personalization becomes one of the promises you must keep for an exceptional user experience. Check out these best practices for personalization in portals and intranets.