Templates are used to design portals. Currently, Standard Portals can be created using the standard template, Brand Portals using the brand template, and Video Portals with the video template.

Standard Portals can be used for pretty much anything. Share assets with your customers on a portal that’s personalized to their sales needs. Share a portal with people who don’t use the Widen Collective or who are in a different region, so they have the latest resources for an infographic or marketing campaign.

Brand Portals are designed to help you control brand guidelines by showcasing color palettes and typography styles alongside logos and example collateral.

Video Portals let you bring the power of video to everyone on your team. Create a microsite to showcase your content in a layout that is optimized for video assets that meet your brand guidelines. 

Future releases will offer expanded template choices, including Channel and Collaborative portals.

Creation locations

Portals can be created in three ways: from the Selection panel and the apps menu on the Dashboard in the Widen Collective, and from the portals Dashboard.

  • To create a portal from the Selection panel, first, add assets to the panel, then select Create portal and choose a portal template to customize.
  • To create a portal from the apps menu, choose Portals, then select Create portal and choose a portal template to customize.

  • From the portals Dashboard, click Create portal and choose a portal template to customize.


You'll customize portal templates in what's known as a live editor. Any additions you make when creating a portal, like saving a title, choosing a text color, or adding assets, are automatically saved or can be saved by clicking the Save button. You can preview how your portal will look in public view (to users) by clicking the Preview button.