You have a plugin project, but you need to deploy it onto your Liferay Server. Let’s do it now. There are two ways to do it, and the first is very easy. Select your project, drag it down, and drop it on your server. Voila! Your plugin is deployed.
Alternatively, you can use the following procedure:
Select your new plugin project and right click the Liferay Server in the Servers tab;
Select Add and Remove….
Select your plugin project and click Add to deploy it to the server.
You should see the project get deployed to Liferay Tomcat server; in the console is a message indicating your new portlet is available for use.
If you’ve never started this instance of Liferay before, open Liferay Portal
http://localhost:8080/ in most cases) and follow the instructions in
the setup wizard.
Once you’re logged in, click Add → More, expand the Sample category, and click the Add link next to your demo application. Your portlet then appears on the page.
Great, now you can create projects in Liferay IDE! Next, let’s learn how to create new plugins inside of existing projects in Liferay IDE.