What Is A Member Portal?
For those of you who are not familiar with the member portal feature, what it does, or what it offers is that it is a little area where you can invite people. You can either invite people to come and join your portal via email by entering their email address and then inviting them, and then they accept it, and then they join. Otherwise, you can also have a sign-up method, where whoever lands on your site, visitors, or people you know, on the internet, if they land on your website, they can sign up and access whatever content. What a member portal does is that it helps you segregate and segment content to script it from other people’s views.
For example, let’s say you have an educational website and you have, let’s say, class grades 10, 11, and 12, and what you want to do is provide content for three of these classes, and you want to provide different continent, you don’t want it to get confused.
You can create a portal with a group of members which are maybe like, let’s say, class 10 and have whatever, you know, classes and sessions and lessons you have in that and then create the similar one for the 11th grade and a similar one for the 10th of for the 12th grade and have that. Segregated where you can go and send, you know, each specific class, email ids over there, set up a group, have them join that so that particular page, or that particular set of pages, can be accessed only by that group because they are part of that group, so that’s how you create portals in that way.
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For example, let’s say that you are a photographer and have a portfolio setup. You want certain specific people to view one set of, you know, the photos that you have three or four different galleries set up on four different pages. You want this gallery to target one specific set of people so on and so forth. It’s just an easier way to segment your content and not have all of it online for everybody to see but more like a systematic way of grouping your content and streamlining the visitors who can come and view or access that specific content.
Growing A Community
Make Members Feel Welcome
Getting on into how that helps you grow a community. When you have a lot of traffic coming in, a lot of visitors coming in, and a portal set up, your visitors feel special because they feel like they’re part of an exclusive group. When you tell them that they have like a membership to a particular group or they have like a membership to something that they can like to look into, they feel like okay, I’m part of this, and so that gets them more motivated into you know, coming into your website and feeling like okay you are creating and putting out like a specific set of content for them, and then it also likes in our regards to Zoho sites.