Deploying an Ext Plugin

Deploying an Ext plugin is similar to deploying any other Liferay DXP project. For example, you’ll step through deploying an Ext plugin in Liferay Workspace.

  1. From your Ext plugin root folder, run blade deploy (Gradle or Maven) or mvn verify (Maven only).

    The deploy target creates a .war file with your changes and then deploys it to your server. A BUILD SUCCESSFUL message indicates your plugin is now being deployed. Your console window running Liferay DXP shows a message like this:

    Extension environment for sample-ext has been applied. You must
    reboot the server and redeploy all other plugins.
  2. Restart the server so that it detects and publishes your Ext plugin. Your server must be restarted after the initial deployment and every redeployment.

    If any changes applied through the Ext plugin affect the deployment process itself, you must redeploy all other plugins. Even if the Ext plugin doesn’t affect the deployment process, it’s a best practice to redeploy all your other plugins following initial deployment of the Ext plugin.

    When the server starts, it detects the .war file, inspects it, and copies its contents to the appropriate destinations inside Liferay DXP.

  3. Once your server restarts, open Liferay DXP to see the customizations you made with your Ext plugin.

Frequently, you’ll want to add further customizations to your original Ext plugin. You can make unlimited customizations to an Ext plugin that has already been deployed, but the redeployment process is different from other project types. You’ll learn more on redeploying your Ext plugin next.

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