Configure Public Portal

Project administrators can enable and configure a Public Portal, a unique page with a simplified live data display that anyone posessing the link address can access. This is useful for organizations wishing to share basic data with the general public and spreading project awareness.

Public Portal (V2).


 Accessing the Public Portal

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

The ADMIN | Public Portal settings is located at the top of the project dashboard.


Enhanced view of the ADMIN | Public Portals setting.


  1. View the Public Portal Settings 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 has the option to change the following:

  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.

The Pond Weir site has the rain parameters for the G2-RAIN enabled to display on the public portal.


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 local time of the selected Timezone.
    2. The Data Range option enables the user to select how much of the historical data the viewer is able to see.
      1. Data range options are available for:
        1. Last 24 hours
        2. Last 7 days
        3. Last 14 days
        4. Last 30 days

Data Range/Timezone selection.


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

      The indentation has been removed from the project title and description. View the two images below to recognize the difference in indentation.


      Enabled indented title and description


      Disabled indented title and description


      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 on the public portal. The portal is utilizing the Weir site map zoom level and data table since it was selected for the ‘Display First’ option.


  1. Add a project Sponsor logo to the portal.

Add Sponsor Logo and link it to their home page (optional).


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


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