You likely log into dozens of online accounts and web pages weekly without ever giving it a second thought. So when it comes to creating a login page of your own for your business, you might not be sure where to start.
Fortunately, the HubSpot CMS makes it easy to create both password-protected pages and membership login pages. Before we dive into how to set them up, let’s outline the differences between the two.
What’s a Password-Protected HubSpot Login Page?
As its name suggests, a password-protected page is one that requires users to enter a password to access its content.
You may choose to use this type of login page to restrict access to certain groups of people such as team members or clients. You can also utilize it to protect pages on your website that aren’t yet ready for public viewing.
What’s a HubSpot Membership Login Page?
The membership login page differs from a password-protected one in that it prompts users to set up their own unique username and password. Instead of one password used by everyone who needs access to a page, users can create individual accounts on your site.
Membership pages are commonly used to provide access to special offers, online course material, and various kinds of gated content.
Creating Login Pages in the HubSpot CMS
Now that we’re clear on what the two types of login pages are, let’s walk through how to create them.
4 Steps to a Password-Protected Page
To password-protect a page via the HubSpot CMS, follow these 4 simple steps.
- Select the page you want to protect and navigate to the edit screen.
- Select Settings and go to the Advanced Options menu.
- Here you’ll see Control Audience Access. Select Private—Password Required.
- Create a password, save it, and click Publish.
It’s that simple! Once published, your page will require a password to be viewed by site visitors. While this is the case, keep in mind that your page is not secured by encryption at this point, so avoid sharing sensitive information on such pages.
4 Steps to a HubSpot Membership Login Page
To get started sharing membership-based content on your website, do the following:
- In the HubSpot portal, select the page you want to turn into a membership-only page.
- Once on the edit screen, select Settings, and visit the Advanced Options menu.
- Under Control Audience Access, select Private—Registration Required.
- Note that if you want to restrict access to a blog, you’ll need to select the blog, check the box labeled This is a private blog—Registration Required, and select which contacts can view it.
After a user completes the registration process, they’ll be able to see the private content. (As with password-protected pages, this type of login page is also not encrypted and should not be used to gate sensitive information and data.)
Ready to Create Your First HubSpot Login Page?
The ability to add membership and password-protected pages is just one example of the many useful, user-friendly features HubSpot’s CMS offers. Whether you need to restrict content available for internal use only or gate content as part of your content marketing strategy, you can do so quickly and easily.