Including Default Resources in Fragments

You can include images (e.g. .gif, .jpg, .jpeg, or .png) in your Fragment Collections for your Fragments to use. Keeping images with your Fragments, rather than in other applications, like Documents and Media, is a convenience. Here you’ll learn how to include image resources in your Fragment Collections and use image resources in your Fragments.

Import a Fragment Collection with Resources

First, import an example Fragment Collection to see how Fragment resources work:

  1. Run the command below to start the Docker container:

    docker run -it -m 8g -p 8080:8080 liferay/portal:7.4.1-ga2
  2. Download and unzip the example resources Fragment Collection:

    curl -O
  3. Setup up the Fragments Toolkit:

    cd liferay-i6r3

    Resolve all unmet requirements reported by the script and rerun the script until it reports that your environment is ready.

  4. Import the Fragment Collection in the Docker container with the Fragments Toolkit using the yarn run import command below.

    yarn run import
    ? Liferay host & port http://localhost:8080
    ? Username [email protected]
    ? Password [hidden]
    Checking connection...
    Connection successful
    ? Company ID
    ? Group ID Liferay
    Importing project...
    Generating zip file
    build/ file created
    Import them to your liferay-portal to start using them
    ✔ Fragment I6R3 Card imported
  5. Verify that the Fragment Collection is available. Point your browser to https://localhost:8080, and under the Site Menu on the left side of the screen, go to DesignFragments. The I6R3 Collection appears with the other Collections.

  6. Click on the I6R3 Collection.

  7. Click the Resources tab. The books.png image appears in the resource list.

    The resource is available in the Collection.

Resource Format Overview

The image resource is included in the Collection’s resources folder. Here’s the Fragment Collection file structure:

  • collection.json: a text file which describes your Collection with the format {"name":"Collection name","description":"Collection description"}.

  • [fragment-name]/: contains all of a Fragment’s files.

  • resources/: contains files available to all the Collection’s Fragments.


Alternatively, you can upload the image through the Resources tab in the Fragments Editor.

Image files are referenced in a Fragment’s HTML with the syntax [resources:image-name.extension]. The example Fragment HTML has this img element:



The resource name is case-sensitive and must match the name and case exactly in the reference.


You can style the image resource in your CSS with the syntax img[src="[resources:image-name.extension]"].

Include a New Resource

Now that you know how to include a resource and reference it in a Fragment, you can use a new resource in the example Fragment Collection.

  1. Copy an image, such as an image from, to the folder.

  2. Import the Fragment Collection in the Docker container again as you did above:

    yarn run import
  3. Verify that the Fragment Collection includes the resource. In the Fragments page in the UI, select the I6R3 Collection and click the Resources tab. The new image appears in the resource listing.

    The new image appears in the Collection's resource list.

  4. Open the I6R3 Card Fragment by selecting the Collection’s Fragments tab and clicking the I6R3 Card Fragment. The Fragment source appears in the Fragments Editor.

  5. Update the Fragment to use the new image resource. Delete books.png from the img element’s src="[resources:books.png]" attribute and start typing the new image file’s name after src="[resources:. An attribute value with the image file name appears under the cursor. Select that attribute value.

    The Fragments Editor lists the matching resources.

  6. Verify that the Fragment renders the new image.

The Fragments includes the new image.


Any Fragment in a Fragment Collection has access to the Collection’s resources.

Great! Now you know how to use image resources Fragment Collections.