I would like to make my Word Press site accessible to people by log-in only. People are discussing a lot of things on the site of a very personal nature and would like to make it available to people who are signed up users to the site only. So the idea is that no one can see the site unless they are logged in.
I am wondering if there is a way to make the login screen appear when someone types in the URL of the site into a browser instead of the site itself coming up?
This way they can't access the site without being logged in and if someone wants to sign-up to access the site then they can do it from there as well.
Then if I set in the options that all new user sign-ups need to be approved it also prevents someone from signing up and being able to log-in and see the site until their new account registration is approved.