Makes using add-ons in a Liferay portal easy

Using Vaadin Control Panel you can easily handle Vaadin and Vaadin add-ons in a Liferay portal. The included portlet takes care of downloading new versions of Vaadin, building the widgetset for you and placing it in the correct location. All you have to do is download the add-ons and start using them.


  • Drop the included WAR in the Liferay deploy directory

Changing the used version of Vaadin:

  • Open the portlet and click Change version
  • Select the desired Vaadin release
  • The portlet will download the selected version of Vaadin and the required version of GWT
  • After changing the Vaadin version, you should also recompile the widgetset and redeploy all portlets using Vaadin to get them to use the new version.

Adding add-ons:

  • Download the add-on(s) from Vaadin Directory
  • Place the add-on jar file(s) in the WEB-INF/lib for Liferay's root
  • If an add-on depends on additional jars, ensure they are found in WEB-INF/lib aswell

Rebuilding the widgetset:

  • Open the portlet and select the add-ons you want to include.
  • Select any additional depencies in the portlet
  • Click compile and wait for the process to finish

After a successful compilation, a backup of the old widgetset is created and the new widgetset is immediately available for use. You just need to refresh your Liferay page in the browser.


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CertifiedReleased 14 November 2011Apache License 2.0
Framework Support
Vaadin 6.0+
Browser Independent
Install with
Release notes - Version 1.0.1
  • Fixed issue where extracted theme files were empty
  • Extract the Chameleon theme if included in the selected version of Vaadin