Trial Plugin Installation

For Liferay customers who are evaluating Liferay DXP on a trial basis, the plugins can be accessed from within the AppsStore (i.e., Marketplace) section of the Control Panel in your product installation.

Installation Process

Follow the steps below to install a trial plugin:

  1. Register a liferay.com account (LRDC) account by visiting Liferay’s home page (if necessary). Do this by clicking Sign In/Create Account button from the top right Profile button.

    Figure 1: Hover over the Profile button and click Sign In/Create Account.

    Figure 1: Hover over the Profile button and click *Sign In/Create Account*.

  2. Start your Liferay DXP instance (trial license is OK).

  3. After signing in as an Admin in your Liferay DXP trial server, go to the Control Panel → AppsStore and configure the liferay.com (LRDC) account to log in to the Marketplace. Authorize Marketplace to access your local account.

    Figure 2: Click the Store link and authorize Marketplace to access your local account.

    Figure 2: Click the *Store* link and authorize Marketplace to access your local account.

  4. Once signed into the Store, click on the Purchased link, and then click on the EE subtab.

    Figure 3: The trial plugins are available as plugins already purchased.

    Figure 3: The trial plugins are available as plugins already purchased.

    Here you can see a list of Liferay DXP plugins that are installed, as well as options to update or install certain plugins. To install a plugin, click the Install button located to the far right of the respective plugin. Similarly, click the Update button to update a plugin.

FAQ

Q: Where are the Liferay DXP Trial Plugins?

A: There is no such thing. The Liferay DXP plugins in Liferay Marketplace are the same ones that you get to try out with your Liferay DXP trial license for your portal. The Liferay DXP license (trial or official Liferay DXP subscriber) gives you access to the Liferay DXP plugins. Also, there is no difference code-wise or release-wise between a Liferay DXP trial installation and a regular Liferay DXP non-trial installation. The only difference is the license.

Q: Why can’t I go to liferay.com/marketplace? Why can’t I purchase from the Marketplace site?

A: DXP trial users must use the Marketplace from within the product’s Control Panel (instructions above). You do not need to purchase any DXP plugins because if you access Marketplace from within the Control Panel, Marketplace sees that you have a DXP license installed and gives access to DXP plugins. Official DXP subscription customers (i.e., non trial) can log into liferay.com with their designated DXP subscriber login and access all DXP plugins through the Marketplace website.

Q: Why are the plugins under the Purchased tab? If I click on the DXP Marketplace link, it does not let me get the DXP plugins.

A: Once you’re signed into the Store, click on the Purchased tab, then click on the EE subtab.

Q: What happens when DXP trial customers become official Liferay Digital Experience subscribers?

A: They can still complete the above process, or they can also visit the Liferay Marketplace website.

Q: Do DXP trial customers get the DXP source code?

A: No, they can only install the plugin. The DXP source code becomes available once they are official Liferay DXP Enterprise subscribers.

Q: Can this process of installing DXP plugins be used from Liferay Portal CE (Community Edition)?

A: No, the Marketplace must detect that you are running Liferay DXP.

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