As liferay 6.1 RC is released, i thought of giving it a quick try. Here are the new steps you will notice once you install and start the tomcat beside the regular installation steps mentioned in this article Quick Installation Instructions.
Liferay 6 offers feature of Site Templates , where in you can design a site template . Using the newly designed template you can create multiple communities and organization on the fly. Just apply the template while creating those communities .
Site templates is nothing but a community which will act as a template for new communities. It will have Pages , Portlets , Content just as a regular community can.
Here are the steps to create a site template and create a community using the newly created site template.
Liferay 6 comes with new functionality , Page Templates. User can define a page with certain portlets/Layouts and Save the Page as templates. Later on while creating the new page , user can select the Page Template.
Here are the Steps :
Several new options are added in Control Panel -> Server Administration. Most important is migration of database. Attached are screenshots of few new additions
1) Migrating database and document library to another database.
Several new options which were earlier available in portal.properties file now can be configured in Control Panel -> Settings itself.
Examples -> Default landing page , logout page URLs , Available locales , Default Themes.