Private Log In Area - How To Create

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Hi,

I am trying to have an area available on a clients website which has content viewable only when they log in. The home page of the website has a public description and nav to pages for anyone to view about the company.

But the client has Trade customers and they want a small log in block created and added to the site where any Trade customer can input a username and password and it will take them to a Trade area, possibly with a few different category pages in the nav (that is just an option, I don't want to get too tricky here). The main request is to allow users to log in, or click register and allow a password to be generated to their email address (username).

I have looked everywhere to do this, I have read a lot of threads about permissions and tried to add in the free log in block, but I cannot view this block on my page. Plus I don't want a permissions change which will allow all these Trade customers into the Dashboard?

Any clear help on this would be great, as it is doing my nut in!

Thanks

Nick

pixeleleven
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ScottSandbakken replied on at Permalink Reply
ScottSandbakken
You should be able to do this by creating a user group (Trade customers) and then going to the sitemap and modifying the permissions on the top-most page of that section to only be viewable by the group 'Trade customers'.
pixeleleven replied on at Permalink Reply
pixeleleven
Hi,

Thanks for the reply. How do I create the log in block, because I have added the LogIn Block, but it is not selectable in Blocks?

Thanks

Nick
ScottSandbakken replied on at Permalink Reply
ScottSandbakken
The login block should just be a block that you add once it is installed. Try un-installing it and re-installing it.
wagdi replied on at Permalink Reply
wagdi
pixeleleven replied on at Permalink Reply
pixeleleven
Thanks Wagdi,

I had already been through those Log In Add Ons. The Log In Block FREE add on is the one I already installed which I cannot see when I go to add block?

I had discounted the redirect log in as that was a lot of money for what it was in my opinion ;o)

Thanks

Nick
ScottSandbakken replied on at Permalink Reply
ScottSandbakken
Try installing a different add-on that creates a block, then try to add it to a page. This will tell you if the problem is with the login package or if there is another problem.

I recommend this add-on:
http://www.concrete5.org/marketplace/addons/highlighted_code_block/...