Adding a Basic Web Content Article

Web content is one of the most practical and essential methods for creating site content. Web content articles can be displayed through widgets, Fragments, or display pages.

Each web content article is based on a structure that defines its available fields. Liferay includes the Basic Web Content structure out-of-the-box, but you can create your own. See Understanding Web Content Structures for more information.

Creating a Basic Web Content Article

  1. Open the Site Menu (Site Menu), and navigate to Content & DataWeb Content.

  2. Click on the Add button (Add icon) and select Basic Web Content.

    The Web Content administration page..

  3. Enter a title (required) for the new article and add the desired content to their respective fields.

    The edit screen for a new web content article.

  4. When finished, click Publish.


    Use the Preview (Preview) button to verify how your content looks when using the Default Template and Display Page Template.

    Preview content from Default Template and Display Page Template.

Congratulations! You have added a basic web content article to your Site. See Using the Web Content Display Widget for more information on displaying this article on a page.

Properties Tab

When creating or editing a Basic Web Content article, you can access the following options via the Properties tab in the sidebar menu:



Additional Notes

Basic Information

Displays the structure the web content is based on, and a Summary field where you can enter a short description.

The structure cannot be edited once the article is created. See Web Content Structures for more information.

Default Template

Used to select which template to use to display this web content, by default.

See Adding Web Content Templates for more information.

Display Page Template

Used to select a Display Page Template for this article, if one is desired.

See Creating and Managing Display Page Templates for more information.

Featured Image

Used to select a small image to use as the article’s thumbnail.

The image can come from a URL or uploaded from your system.


Used to set any tags or priority for the article.

See Tagging Content for more information.

Friendly URL

Used to set a custom friendly URL for this article.


Used to schedule a date to display or expire the article, if desired.

See Scheduling Web Content for more information.


Used to set whether this article will be indexed for search.

Related Assets

Used to select any related assets, if desired.


Used to set any permissions for Guests or Site Members, specific to the article.

Click More Options to see who can view the article. See Roles and Permissions for more information.

Additional Information