A portal is a section of your website dedicated to specific members of your community, a one-stop hub of useful information and shortcuts for repeat visitors to your site.
Portals may be public, but we most often think of portals as a protected section of pages that users log into their accounts to access. For more details about setting up this type of portal, refer to Create a role-protected portal.
Once you’ve set up a portal, the content that goes on it is as unique as your organization. A portal is like any other Composer page, so you can add any type of content. You can also take advantage of certain features that work best when the user has already logged in, which are described in Best practices for portals.
One such feature is a private directory, where you can share personal information without worrying that it will end up on Google. Find out how to set this up in Create a role-protected directory page.
As an admin, you can create portals for communities that you aren’t a part of. If you’re not a member of the role, however, you may encounter some challenges testing the pages you’ve created. In Preview role-restricted content, learn a trick for previewing your portal pages with ease.