Front Porch's Wi-Fi Presence uses your existing Wi-Fi technology to bring new visibility to church attendance, enabling churches to see individual attendance trends in a new way. Front Porch's integration with MinistryPlatform's CloudServices connects this data to real people in your MP database to better understand member engagement and connect with visitors!
An account with Front Porch must be established before the integration with MinistryPlatform can be configured. Once established, the integration must be configured and enabled by Think Ministry.
Please email Support to configure the captive portal. Your church logo (preferably with a transparent background) for the captive portal must be provided as part of your Support request. Also, if you want the captive portal page to use content different than the provided stock instructions and Terms & Conditions, please provide the desired language as well.
Once configured, you will work with Front Porch to test the captive portal and set a go live date.
Since CloudServices has been deployed to all systems, you will see a section (folder) for "FrontPorch Wifi" and two new tables in your MP database:
These pages will not be active unless the Front Porch integration has been configured.
See the field helps for more information on what each field in these records represents.
Currently, what each church does with this data is up to them! Engage with Professional Services to explore options like: adding Activity Log records for Wifi Sessions, marking attendance based on Wifi Sessions, custom view and reports, etc!
Front Porch's interface offers several reports for viewing trends based on type, location, day/time, etc.
For updates to your captive portal's logo, instructions, terms and conditions, email Support.
If you are using Contact Creation, you can also enable profile completion. Once enabled, when the user clicks the Complete Sign In button in the email they received (image above), they will be directed to a second screen that notifies
them their profile has been started and then asks for additional information to complete their record. If this is not enabled, users end up directly in the captive portal.
For updates to the terms and conditions, email Support.
Cloud Services subscription is required.
There is no charge from Think Ministry for configuring the integration. Fees from Front Porch will be assessed as per each church's individual contract agreement.
Support is provided by Front Porch. Their Support team can be reached at: