The App Marketplace is full of apps that help your business achieve specific goals. It only takes a few clicks to add any app to your account. Use the App Marketplace to add blogs, forums, online courses, and lessons to your site. Or improve your business automation processes with Companies, Deals, Surveys, Virtual Events and more.

You can search for what you need and learn about each app before you enable it.

It’s just as easy to remove apps from your account if you no longer need them.

This article will show you how to enable and remove apps and previews what you get when you add an app to your account.

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  1. To enable any app, you need to add a dynamic content package to your account first. Here’s how:
    1. The package you need depends on the number of custom objects that the app includes. If the app you are trying to add requires more custom objects than your package allows, Ontraport will prompt you to upgrade.

Here’s how to add a package:

  • Click here to go to your Account Details page.
  • Click Add plan or Start trial next to “Add Dynamic CMS to your account,” and choose the plan that fits your needs.

Table of contents

Enable apps
Remove apps
Blogs
Forums
Courses and Lessons
Deals
Companies
Surveys
Virtual Events


Enable apps

Enable apps with a click from the App Marketplace. Here’s how:

  • Go to the App Marketplace.
    1. your profile iconApps.
  • Toggle the app you want to enable on (toggle on</img div>).

Remove apps

Removing apps is just like enabling them. Just toggle the app off. When you do this, all of your app assets will also be removed from your account.

  • Go to the App Marketplace.
    1. your profile iconApps.
  • Toggle the app you want to remove off (toggle off).

Blogs app

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This app removes the administrative work of running a blog so you can focus on creating and publishing new content. Choose your design theme and start sharing your posts in no time.

Instead of creating a new page for every blog post, you’ll create a new blog post record and add all your content. Flip a switch when you’re ready to publish, and your latest article will be live. It will be added automatically to your blog home page and your list of related posts. And the app comes with comment functionality to keep your readers engaged.

What’s included?

System notes

The blog app includes detailed notes about what you get and the steps to customize your app.

  1. View your notes by going to systems and clicking on your app’s system, then clicking on the Notes tab on the left.

Blog post records

Blog post records are the back end of your Blogs app.

To work on a new post and add your content, create a new record. You can continue to work on your article as long as you need, and when your blog post is ready, publish it with a single click.

Blog comments

Every blog post you publish includes a comments section where your visitors can leave a comment and start a conversation about your content. This section keeps your visitors engaged and creates a community.

Comment moderation

You can quickly moderate the comments left on your blog using the comment Card View. You’ll see all your new comments in the “New” column. When you drag a comment to the “Approved” column, it stays on your blog. But if you move the comment to the “Spam” column, the app will remove it from your post.

Four design themes for every page in the app

This app includes two types of pages:

  • Blog home page
  • Blog post template

Choose from four design themes for those pages. Each theme includes its own color and font palettes and unique page layout. If you don’t love the color palette, you can customize it to fit your branding. Check out the blog home page examples below to see the four design themes you can choose from.

Mesa Lane – the default template
Montecito
Riviera
Gaviota

Review notifications and deadline reminders automation

This automation helps your content writers and reviewers stay on schedule by alerting them about pending tasks. When you add a deadline, the app sends email reminders to your writer. When you change the status of your post to review, the app sends your reviewer a notification.

Ontraport apps membership site

While the blog pages in this app are not restricted, the blog app is part of a membership site.

  1. If you want to make your blog posts available only to members, you can update your template’s display settings.

The membership site functionality allows your site’s admin to log in. When logged-in administrators view any of your blog pages, they’ll see an administration block that is not visible to site visitors. This block makes it easy to moderate comments or update a post’s content.


Forums app

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This app adds a forum to your site. A forum encourages discussion, increases collaboration and gives your members support.

Forum pages are password protected, so your visitors need to sign up to join. And the app includes automatic moderation to save you time. Manual moderation is also simple to manage using the post and comment Card View included in this app.

What’s included?

System notes

The Forums app includes detailed notes about what you get and the steps to customize your app. When you enable this app, you’ll be taken to the system’s notes automatically. When you leave the notes section, you can return by clicking on the Notes tab on the left side of your system.

Four design themes for every page in the app

This app includes four types of pages:

  • Forum home page
  • New forum post page
  • Post details dynamic template
  • No-access redirect page

Choose from four design themes for those pages. Each theme includes its own color and font palettes and unique page layout. If you don’t love the color palette, you can customize it to fit your branding. Check out the forum home page examples below to see the four page design themes you can choose from.

Mesa Lane – the default template
Montecito
Riviera
Gaviota

Automatic post moderation

The post and comment moderation automation maps allow you to generate a list of banned words for your forum. The app removes any post or reply that contains any word from your list.

Post moderation Card View

You can also moderate your forum’s posts manually using Card View so all your visible forum posts and comments will be approved and follow your community’s guidelines.


Courses and Lessons app

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This app is a built-in learning management system. If you offer courses, you can launch your site in no time.

Instead of creating a new page for every course and lesson, you’ll create new records and add your content. Flip a switch when you’re ready to publish, and your latest course or lesson will be available. Newly added courses will appear on your home page. And newly created lessons are added to your course overview page. This app also comes with comment functionality to keep your students engaged.

What’s included?

System notes

This app includes detailed notes about what you get and the steps to customize your app. Once this app has been enabled, you’ll be taken to the system’s notes automatically. When you leave the notes section, you can return by clicking on the Notes tab on the left side of your system.

Course and lesson records

Courses and lessons records are the back end of this app.

Create a new record when you want to work on a new lesson or course. You can continue to work on your content as long as you need. When it’s ready, publish it with a single click.

Four design themes for every page in the app

This app includes five types of pages:

  1. Courses home page
  2. Course overview template
  3. Lesson page template
  4. Course signup sales page
  5. Course signup thank you page

You can also choose from four different design themes for those pages. Each theme includes its own color and font palettes and unique page layout. If you don’t love the color palette, you can customize it to fit your branding. Check out the courses home page examples below to see the four design themes you can choose from.

Mesa Lane – the default template
Montecito
Riviera
Gaviota

Course management automation

This app includes automation that gives new members access to your site. You can charge for access to your site or give it for free.


Deals app

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The Deals app is for sales teams. It helps your team organize their sales pipeline and easily spot hot leads so you can make more sales.

This app works with the Companies app to help you and your team manage your deals from new prospects to closing.

What’s included?

Deal records

Deal records contain fields for critical information about your deal. You’ll save information such as name, sales stage, value and more. You can also see which company a deal is associated with from the deal’s record. And you have easy access to your deal’s primary contact and all other contacts related to the deal.

Deal sales stage Card View

The prebuilt Card View lets you view your records by sales stage. The app comes with sales stages to organize your deals.

The Card View helps you see the bigger picture of the status of the deals in your pipeline. You can forecast results for budgeting and resource planning. Plus, the automatically calculated weighted value of each deal helps you uncover your team’s most significant opportunities.

Deal record quick view

The deal app’s quick view is ideal for managing one-on-one client interactions.

You can view essential client information and interaction history, and send messages or log notes without ever leaving the record.

Deal automations

The deals app comes with automation that runs behind the scenes. The automation maps update information in the Deal records so your information is always up-to-date.

Learn more about using the Deals app here.


Companies app

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Use this app to save information about the companies that employ your contacts. The records include fields such as Industry and Annual Revenue, and they show you all the deals associated with the company.

What’s included?

Company records

In company records, you’ll see three important sections: The “Company Info” section holds basic information about each company. The “Related Contacts” section shows all of the employees who work for the company. And the “Deals” section in company records displays the deals you have in your pipeline with a company.

Learn more about using the Companies app here.


Surveys app

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Use the Surveys app to collect demographics, market preferences, product usage and more.

The app saves the information your contacts give you in their own records. Saving responses in survey records is ideal because if you add survey fields to contact records, you risk overwriting replies from multiple surveys.

When you save answers in their survey records, you can compare the responses from your leads and customers over time. This comparison may give clues about changes in your market or how clients have responded to changes in your business.

What’s included?

Survey records

Survey records come with several categories of questions you can ask your customers.

Your records are divided into five sections which include:

  1. Survey Information
  2. Customer Demographics
  3. Product Usage
  4. Service Feedback
  5. Marketing Feedback

If any of these question categories don’t apply to your business, you can remove them and add your own using your field editor. You can also add and remove survey question fields. Once you’re happy with your question bank, easily add them to forms to start surveying your customers.

Learn more about using the Surveys app here.


Virtual Events

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This app is perfect for you if your business hosts online events and webinars. Virtual Events helps you organize and automate your sign-up process, and it sends event details and reminders to your registrants.

What’s included?

Webinar Promotion Funnel

You can use the Webinar Promotion Funnel Setup Wizard to customize this app.

The wizard will walk you through setting up your app’s assets and add automation to your account to manage your virtual events.

To set up your virtual events using the Webinar Promotion Funnel setup wizard:

  • Click
  • Select the Webinar Promotion Funnel and follow the wizard steps.

Virtual event records

Virtual event records hold essential information about your events such as their title, event date and time, description and meeting ID. You’ll also see the contacts who have registered for your event and, once the event is over, you’ll see who attended and who didn’t.

Track your contacts’ attendance using the relationships set up between the Virtual Events object and the Contacts object.

  1. Check out this Ontraport University lesson to learn more about custom object relationships.

Virtual events have three many-to-many relationships with the Contacts object:

  • Registrants
  • Attendees
  • No-shows

This makes it easy to track your event’s attendance in every virtual event record.

Learn more about Virtual Events here.