Portals are stackable action blocks that can be used to teleport between areas in worlds. The ID of the portal can be changed to teleport to different portals within a world. When a player in God Mode flies over one, a player can see the portal's ID and target ID.
How to use portals
Portals have two properties: ID and Target; the ID is the number that recognizes that portal, and the target is the numeric ID of the new portal you want to lead to.
In the image you can see that the portal at right has the ID 1, and the portal at the left has the ID 2. Since the portal at the right has as target the portal with ID 2, right will lead to left, and since the portal at the left has as target the portal with ID 1, left will lead to right.
Types of portals
The normal type of portal is the blue one, it has no special effect other than teleporting.
It acts as a normal portal, except it is invisible. It becomes visible while god mode. Invisible portals share the same ID namespace as visible portals.
The World Portal was added on February 27th, 2013. Unlike the other two types of portals, the world portal can send players to other worlds, including ones that were made by other people. The world ID, which is the random letter sequence in the URL when "Share Level" is clicked, can be changed to send players to different worlds. Also, the portal requires tapping Y (formerly Space) for to activate, instead of activating on contact.
Random portals, also known as Green portals, are portals that are not avalible on the game yet; they just appear in the game image files. They were mentioned in trello as "Random portals".
Invisible portal history
When the current invisible portals didn't exist, players could use a Bot to create invisible portals. These acted like normal portals but were not shown on the screen. This bot existed for a long time, but MrShoe removed it with the zombie theme update. Players complained about this, and MrShoe challenged those players to create ten worlds featuring the invisible portals before the end of the zombie theme. The worlds also had to match the zombie theme. When the deadline was reached MrShoe decided to keep the invisible portals and even make them an official feature. The official invisible portals are now in the Energy Shop for the same 625 energy that can also be used to buy a regular portal. Players with edit can see the invisible portal. It appears like the regular portal, but is purposely without animation and colored gray.