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Members Only Area (7 posts)

  1. mcgillte
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hello,
    I am looking to have a 'members only' section on my website (velocitywinterguard.com). Ideally, it would be a password protected category where a user would click on the members only category link and be prompted with a user name/password field (or something similar) to gain access.

    I don't want to deal with permissions depending on users that are/aren't registered as we won't have a lot of different users. I would have a single set user name and password that would allow the category to be viewed.

    I also looked at the 'User Login Widget' which would be perfect because I can create a 'member' user that will allow all categories to be viewed (including the 'members only' category). The only problem is - after I installed the widget on the side bar, none of the content was visible until a user logged in. Ideally I would like the 'public' content visible and if the user logged in, they could see the additional 'members only' category.

    Thanks!
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  2. jtolson
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I am looking to do the same thing. I would think that other people are doing this so I am wondering what is taking so long for some expert to reply. Is this general the type of responsiveness I should expect from this forum?

  3. pianodude363
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Same -- why isnt this feature built in??

  4. aim-higher
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Same. Nobody has responded to this yet??
    I have found a couple plug ins for forcing a page log in, but that's useless to me. If anyone has a resolution let me know.

    ami

  5. jtolson
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I this the wrong place for this message? Do we need to post this question somewhere else? All questions and no answers. I am a java programmer and I can write my own log in for this private section of the site but how do I integrate into wordpress to make it seamless? Is there documentation on there user module and authentication technique? Book, PDF or site on the internals of wordpress?

  6. elersong
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I'm looking for something along the same lines. I've checked out the Members Only tweak, but that's not what I'm looking for. I want to show viewers what the content is, but when they try to click on it, access is restricted unless they are signed in as a user.

    Maybe this tweak is what I need (and some of you as well), but I'm not great with adding code.

  7. elersong
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hey, I was looking through some other topics and found this forum.

    I think it'll help solve all our problems.

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