Configure Public Portal

Project administrators can enable and configure a Public Portal, a unique page with a simplified live data display accessible through a public URL. This is useful for organizations wishing to share basic data with the general public and spread project awareness.

Public Portal (V2).


 Accessing the Public Portal

  1. Click on the ADMIN tab at the top of the project dashboard and then select Public Portal.

ADMIN | Public Portal menu.


  1. View the Public Portal configuration menu by selecting the Settings drop-down menu at the top of the page.

Public Portal Settings drop-down menu.


Adjusting Public Portal Settings

From the Settings menu, the user can perform the following actions:

  1. Enable or disable the public portal link.
    1. Disabling the link will make the project private. Entering the link into a URL will bring up the WQData LIVE main page and display a message that states the project is private.

The public portal link has been disabled.


This message will be displayed when a public portal link is disabled.


  1. Choose the sites and parameters that should be displayed on the portal.
    1. Any unchecked project parameters will be excluded from the public portal.

Example: Pond Weir site has parameters for the G2-RAIN enabled to display.


Public Portal view.


  1. Include a message that will be displayed on the public portal page.

Enter a message to be displayed on the public portal page (optional).


Public portal message display.


  1. Change the displayed time zone and data range.
    1. Timestamps of the data will be converted to reflect the local time selected in the Timezone field.
    2. The Data Range option enables the user to select how much historical data is shown on the public portal.
      • Data range options are available for:
        • Last 24 hours
        • Last 7 days
        • Last 14 days
        • Last 30 days

Timezone and Data Range selection.


  1. Adjust the title and map display.
    1. Indent the page title as desired.

Option to indent title and description.


Example with indented title and description enabled.


Example with indented title and description disabled.


    1. When multiple sites are present, select a unique map zoom level for each (larger values correspond with closer views). The Display First option controls which site (both data and map zoom) will be shown by default when the portal page is loaded.

Map display settings.


Pond Buoy and Weir sites both enabled, with map zoom level and data table for Pond Weir since it is selected as Display First.


  1. Add a project Sponsor logo to the portal.

Add Sponsor logo and optionally link it to their home page.


Add a PayPal Donation button for non-profit projects (optional).


  1. Once all configuration options have been entered, click SAVE at the bottom of the Settings menu to commit the changes.