How users can self-signup to a portal
To set up the Client Portal self signup feature, we will firstly need to create two new pages, a Registration page and a Login page. To create the Registration page:
- From WordPress, navigate to Pages - Add New.
- Create a new page called Client Portal Registration (you can change this name if you wish).
- Paste the following shortcode into the editor:
[client_portal_register]and click Publish.
To create the Login page you have a couple of different options:
- You can use the pre-styled Client Portal login page which looks like this:
- Or you can use a login page which will take on the styling of your current theme. You can do either, it doesn't make a difference to how the feature works, only how it looks.
To use the pre-styled Client Portal login page, navigate to Client Portal - Client Portal Settings and choose Client Portal Login under the dropdown for Client Portal Login Page.
To use a login page which will take on the styling of your current theme, navigate to Pages - Add New and create a new login page (you can call it whatever you like) with the following shortcode pasted into the editor:
Updating the registration settings
To finish configuring the registration process, navigate to Client Portal - Client Portal Settings and select the Register/Login tab.
Below is a description of the settings that you will find on this page:
Client Portal Login Page
This is where you can select the page you want to use for the login page. If you are using the Client Portal styling, you will select Client Portal Login. If you are using your themes styling, you will use the page you have just created for this.
Create New Project
This will create a brand new portal for your client when they register. You will need to have a template set to use this feature.
Attach a Project
This will attach an existing portal when your client registers. Please note, this does not create a new portal so any clients added to an existing portal will all be able to see the same documents. If you want each client to have a portal of their own, you will need to use the Create New Project feature.
Enable Brand Colours
Selecting yes will pull in the colours that you have set in your Client Portal Settings. Selecting no will pull in the colours used in your main theme.
Using the registration feature with your clients
Now you have set up your registration process, you just need to give your clients the URL to the registration page you set up at the beginning. You can link to this from your website, or just give it to your clients individually.
After they register they will be sent an email to create a password on your website. Once they have done that, the portal you chose will automatically be created for them and it will appear in Client Portal - All CP projects.