About the Content Dashboard

Available: Liferay 7.3+.

The Content Dashboard is a global application for managing your content. From the Content Dashboard page, content authors and marketers can access all of the content generated across Sites and Asset Libraries, audit this content in the Content Audit Tool, or analyze performance metrics using the Content Performance Sidebar.

Using the Content Dashboard, content authors and marketers can analyze their content in different ways:

  • Find and filter content across sites and Asset Libraries, using built-in or custom filters.

  • Analyze existing content by audience or phase in a customer journey.

  • Audit content areas with enough content or content gaps, to improve a content strategy.

  • Gather content metrics, like traffic channels or the number of views and reads over time.

The Content Dashboard shows information based on the Categories you assign to content assets. Liferay provides the Audience and Stage global Vocabularies to work along with the Content Dashboard. To learn about Vocabularies and Categories, see Organizing Content with Categories and Tags. To categorize to your content, see Defining Categories and Vocabularies for Content.

Content Dashboard Components

To access the Content Dashboard, click on the Global Menu and, under the Content area, click Content Dashboard.

Open the Content Dashboard from the Global Menu


If the Global Menu is disabled, open the Product Menu and, under the Site Menu, go to ContentContent Dashboard.

You can see different areas in the Content Dashboard page.

Components of the Content Dashboard Interface

The Content Audit Tool (1) is the graphical area at the top of the page. It shows metrics for the Vocabularies and Categories you define in Liferay. You can include and combine your global Vocabularies here, and filter the Categories to analyze your data in different ways.

The Contents list (2) shows content across all Sites and Asset Libraries. From here, you can sort and filter your information using built-in or custom filters. The Content Audit Tool chart changes dynamically based on the filters that you set.

From the Contents list, you can access the Information and Content Performance sidebars (3). The Information sidebar provides different metadata for each asset, while the Content Performance sidebar gathers statistics for your content, like the number of reads and views or the traffic channels.

To learn more about the Content Dashboard interface and how to customize the information for your needs, see the Content Dashboard Interface topic.

Analyzing Content Metrics

Using the Content Performance sidebar in the Content Dashboard, content teams can periodically assess the content strategy execution and adapt this strategy based on different metrics.

To learn more about how analyze your information quantitatively, see Analyze Content Metrics Using the Content Performance Tool.