When we launched the beta Members feature, member sign up, login and subscriptions were all handled by the site's theme. This means to get started you needed to download a theme with this functionality already built-in, or build something custom.
The latest addition to our beta Members feature is Portal — an embeddable user interface that can be inserted on any Ghost site, using any theme, without needing to write code or edit your theme templates.
Get started with Members, no code required
Portal can be implemented in a few clicks directly inside Ghost Admin. The Portal settings menu allows you to customise the sign up options you offer on your site, and the design of the Portal UI.
Beyond member sign up and login, Portal handles the full membership experience, with carefully designed validation, notifications and account management for your subscribers. Using Portal also means you'll get access to new features in Members in the future, without needing up upgrade your theme.
Getting started with memberships in Ghost is now easier than ever. To give these new features a try, check out the Members setup guide.
Ghost(Pro) customers already have access to Portal. Self-hosted developers can use Ghost-CLI to install the latest release!