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[resolved] pages reserved for logged-in site visitors (5 posts)

  1. steveredshaw
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I need my site to present a public face - a few pages explaining the group and inviting site viewers to join. But group members, once logged in, would see slightly differently presented pages.

    Members of the group would each have a username (probably Contributor status). Once logged in members would have access to a forum and events listing. These features should not be visible to any site visitors not logged in.

    I want to do this to keep the 'public' site simple and accessible, not cluttered with features that only group members would use (which of course would present site visitors not logged in with error pages, access denied or no forums found etc). What is the best way to achieve this?

  2. Ceciu
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    do you know how to apply a sign up / login feature for the site please?

  3. steveredshaw
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    yes, I have the meta widget customizer plugin installed with username, log-in and lost password features selected (there will be a contact form added for new members to join the group)

    my test site is steveredshaw.co.uk/activeo

    thanks...

  4. Ceciu
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    thank you for your quick response buddy. I'll check it out than. Have a nice one!

  5. steveredshaw
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have investigated plug-ins which change user capabilities and found User-Access-Manager. This has enabled me to achieve what I wanted to do. You create a user-group,make your site users members of this group and give the group access to certain pages through a tick-box on the page editor of the Dashboard. You can set the wording for restricted pages which unlogged-in visitors will come across - anything from 'Get out of here' to 'Sorry this page... etc'. Brilliant

    Hope this may help others who are finding their way around WordPress...

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