Use Firefox (3 or newer) or Google Chrome for best results. Do not use older versions of Firefox for editing your site as the Liferay Portal system application will not work correctly.

Liferay 6.1 Documentation


Liferay 6.1 Basic Web Management (PDF 348KB) 
   Updated version uploaded March 5, 2014
   Covers basic website updating features. Inlcudes guidelines and hints for effectively managing your website.

Manage Site Content: Web Content (PDF 179KB)
   New - March 5, 2014
   Instructions for adding, editing, or deleting Web Content articles via the "Manage Site Content" feature.

Manage Site Content: Documents and Media (PDF 336KB)
   Updated version uploaded March 5, 2014
   Expanded to cover uploading multiple files and to cover editing (updating), moving, or deleting files.

Determine the number of file downloads (PDF 130KB)
   Updated version uploaded March 5, 2014
   Find out how many times a document has been downloaded since it was originally uploaded to the Liferay server.

Creating links within the Web page (PDF 64KB)
   New - March 12, 2014
   Instructions for adding links within a long page of content

Adding content inside a UNL Zenbox (PDF 35KB)
   New - March 27, 2014
   Instructions for using the UNL Zenbox style

Recorded Webinar

View the Adobe Connect webinar on Liferay 6.1 (length = 1:24:37 - opens in new window or tab)
   Recorded on Friday, December 13 on the "testing/training" server using a different login process.

Resolve display problem while updating your site

If you click on a button while updating your website and the screen view does not update, please click on the browser Refresh/Reload button to update the screen display.

If you have more serious display problems you may need to resolve a display problem by clearing the browser temporary storage. Please see the instruction guide for your browser.


Instructions for Mobile Friendly Websites

How to embed a YouTube video on a Liferay website so that it is mobile friendly (PDF file, 451KB)


Working with Image, PDF, or Multimedia files

Resizing Image files for Web & PPT use
Adobe Photoshop or Photoshop Elements (PDF 282KB)
IrfanView (freeware program) (PDF 226KB)
Microsoft Office 2010 Picture Manager (PDF 265KB)

PDF files
Create PDF files with Microsoft Office 2007 (PDF 74KB)
Create PDF files with WordPerfect (PDF 47KB)
Optimizing PDF files with Adobe Acrobat Professional (PDF 174KB)

Multimedia files
Before you upload a video to YouTube (or other media file server) to be linked to, please read EdMedia's Producing Professional Videos guide. It includes information on University Requirements, UNL Extension stingers information, and technical specifications guidelines.

Using the UNL Events System

This system is separate from the Liferay CMS and requires a separate login. If you need an account setup within the UNL Events system to manage a calendar, please contact Linda Tempel (

Managing Your Calendar in the UNL Event Publishing System (PDF 167KB)

UNL Event System Training Webinar - November 2011
(opens in new window)
This session was recorded for UNL Beef team, but is applicable for all users of the UNL Event System.
• Basics for creating an event (0:00 - 20:40)
• Updating or deleting an event (20:41 - 24:15)
• Sharing an event with the Recommend feature (24:16 - 31:00)
• Archive, multi-day events, searching and other features (31:01 - 44:00)
• Question and Answer time (44:01 - 50:30)
• Team discussions (50:31 - 56:53)

The UNL Event System is an open source project built by the UNL Web Developer Network.