FAQs

Please find the answers to common FAQs below. If you can't find the answer to a question you've got chat with us!

What is Journo Portfolio?

Journo Portfolio is a full-featured website-building solution designed specifically for creatives and professionals eager to craft a stunning portfolio-style website. If you want to display a collection of work online — be it articles, photographs, designs, or multimedia projects — Journo Portfolio is for you.

Who is Journo Portfolio for?

Journo Portfolio started in 2012 as a tool for journalists to showcase their articles (hence the name), but it has since developed into a full website builder that is used by all manner of professionals looking to showcase a collection of work or projects. This includes writers, photographers, fashion models, architects, designers, tradespeople and more.

Is Journo Portfolio free to use?

Yes, we have a 100% free plan. When you first sign-up you'll start on a 7-day trial of our Plus plan to let you try out all of the features but at the end of the trial you can easily switch to our free plan. You can see all of our plans here.

Can I use my own domain?

Of course! Simply upgrade to Pro and enter your own domain when you do so. You can then check a box to specify that you own the domain. Lastly, you just need to configure the domain to point to our server.

Who owns my domain?

You will. We purchase the domain for you so you don't need to worry about renewing it or setting it up but if you ever want to move away from Journo Portfolio or do something else with your domain we can transfer it into a domain account owned by you. We do not charge for this.

What kind of portfolio items can I add?

Almost any! Write your portfolio items directly on Journo Portfolio, upload a PDF, link to anything on the web or anything that supports it such as a SoundCloud, Vimeo or YouTube video. Our Pro and Unlimited plans allow you to upload and host video and audio files directly. Need support for something you can't currently do? Just let us know and we'll add it for you.

What privacy options are available?

You can choose to have your portfolio publically visible, password protected, accessible only via a secure link or public but with a suppressed search engine presence.

How can I customise my profile?

You can customise pretty much everything. The Journo Portfolio editor lets you choose from multiple themes, change all imagery and text, set theme colours, and fonts and completely control content and layout.

Can I export my data?

Yes, it is easy to export all of the data you add to Journo Portfolio any time with our export option under "Account".

What support is available?

Our support team is always around to answer any questions - no frustrating support ticket systems, just chat with us directly on the site or email us at support@journoportfolio.com.

How do I cancel my subscription?

You can cancel anytime yourself either in your account settings or by contacting us through our chat or email support@journoportfolio.com. See our cancellation policy for more details.

Are there any discounts available?

If you're a student you can get 50% off in your first year, just email us from your academic email address to get the coupon code. We also offer 50% off if you have multiple sites with us. You can also get a significant discount by paying annually. You can always switch to annual billing later.

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I absolutely love Journo Portfolio. I had considered closely several other sites, but decided to go with Journo Portfolio and am so glad I did. It is super easy to use and looks extremely professional.

I like the template aspect, but I also enjoy that there are lots of options within the template to customize. I would highly recommend to anyone.

Jennifer L. Grybowski
Writer and Editor

Journo Portfolio provides visually-stunning templates which help me showcase my work as a writer, author, podcaster and host in a professional, tech-savvy way.

Always makes for a great first impression.

Darren Paltrowitz
Writer, Editor, Author, Podcaster, Investigator & TV Host

Journo Portfolio is amazing not only for writers.

I used it to step by step build website for my work and it works perfectly as a presentation of my business. Compatibility with social media plugins, variety of themes and flexibility of moving elements, creating articles together with possibility of integrating outer plugins such as chat support for you website... For almost no cost.

Monika
PADI Instructor, Master Scuba Diver Trainer

I am very much enjoying the simplicity and ease of use.

Thank you for providing such a great service.

James Fitzpatrick
Video editor and photoshop artist

Fantastic site. So east to use, modern and sleek. Would definitely recommend it.

Gwen Wilkins
Writer, editor and storyteller

I'm thrilled I could easily put together my own website!

Journo Portfolio is easy to edit and easy for me to add articles and photos. I've already gotten work from my site and I'm so thankful for this!

Anne Stein
Writer and editor

My website has been hosted on Journo Portfolio for several years now... I find it as easy to use as my social media accounts. The aesthetics are excellent which is an important consideration for me. The best part is I’m not required to take backups or update plugins as I did tirelessly on other platforms. The time and hassle I save is priceless.

Sampada Chaudhari
Business & Career Transition Coach

This is a wonderful resource. It's easy to use but flexible and customizable, and the help desk is very responsive.

Amanda Morgan
Publications professional

I chose Journo Portfolio because the site felt very easy to navigate and setting up my portfolio was a breeze.

What I love about Journo Portfolio is that it offers many beautiful templates and layouts and still gives you a lot of freedom so you can make your portfolio look just the way you want it to.

I really recommend Journo Portfolio.

Sanni Määttänen
Designer and illustrator

I've had a few portfolios on JournoPortfolio for the past several years, and it's been no less than a pleasure to use this platform. I switched from using WordPress for my portfolios because this platform is easy-to-use, the customer service is excellent and knowledgeable, and it's well-priced. I'd recommend this service to anyone who needs a portfolio they can launch online quickly and edit easily.

Dahna M. Chandler
Communications Consultant & Journalist

What a great service!

Not only is the platform perfect, but the customer service is Excellent, always asap. And Josh designed a beautiful page for my site that exceeded my capabilities. Bravo et Merci!

Elizabeth Acree
Freelance writer

AMAZING tool to showcase your portfolio as a creative.

It is easy to use and you are able to create your own personal website portfolio in a matter of seconds!

Aaliyah Ebrahim
Artist

I've been using Journo Portfolio Pro since 2017 as an undergrad and it's been an incredible resource starting out.

I recommend JP for anybody who doesn't want to spend absurd amounts of time/money figuring out domains or Squarespace/Wix.

Sharon Liu
Copywriter and content marketer

Journo Portfolio is a clean, straightforward site that aesthetically showcases my works for potential employers to review.

I can’t endorse this site enough and hope that other writers enjoy the same experiences I have had using it.

Colin Linneweber
Writer

I decided to use Journo Portfolio to showcase my editorial work because their software is easy to understand, and they provide engaging layouts for viewers. I am very proud of my pieces, and a portfolio is an obvious and exciting way to tell others that. Journo Portfolio has given me the opportunity to create a time capsule of journalistic journey and to share it with the world

Claire Blaha
Copy Editor

I found out about Journo Portfolio 3 years ago at the beginning of my journey as a freelance journalist. On top of being affordable and intuitive to use, Journo is amazing for multi-skilled people and whoever offers more than one service. As someone who wants to be able to showcase my work in different areas, I love how this platform allows me to do just that, but having a solid selection of templates for articles, but also having many customizable options for a variety of pages.

Annie Bourbonnais
Makeup artist, content creator, creative director and writer

I found JP randomly while looking at portfolio sites. I like that the editing is fast and intuitive.

Even a free account is useful, and the analytics are still available. The creation process was easy, and I built the articles outside of JP and seamlessly dropped them into the portfolio.

Bryan Featherstone
Maker and Artist

I host my digital portfolio on Journo Portfolio because they automatically create a back-up pdf of my work. Super important because stuff in the online world does just disappear sometimes.

Jessica Michael
Writer & Photographer

Journo Portfolio just solved all my portfolio problems! I've tried SO many different platforms recently and nothing even compares to how easy Journo Portfolio is. If you're in the same boat, definitely check it out.

Ella Stewart
Journalism Student

I created my portfolio a little over a year ago. This was the first portfolio I've ever done & Journo Portfolio made it so easy for someone not familiar with website development.

If you're a creative searching for a simple way to get your work out there, give Journo Portfolio a try!

Melissa Monson
Writer

Journo Portfolio has been great for keeping all my articles in one place. Articles on other websites can be accessed on my portfolio and I can write new articles on my portfolio website.

I love the functionality and I recommend it to all my friends.

Nneka Otika
Content marketer

I’m a young professional, and I am glad I came across this platform.

I cannot recommend it enough.

The RainyDay Writer
Writer