How to create a members-only area on your site
You can set up a members-only area on your site and protect select pages and resources from public access with password and mailing list subscription. The members-only area is particularly useful for publishing and sharing confidential or proprietary information with clients, partners, staff or select visitors.
- To restrict access a select page by password, simply set the desired password in the Access Control settings of the page. After you publish the change, only users who have been given the page password will be able to access the page.
- If you wish that your visitors are able to request membership status,add a Form containing the fields which you want them to fill in and submit (name, address, occupation, email, reason for requesting membership, etc.). Set the form to submit the provided email address to your Mailing List, while at the same time sending a notification to your email. Based on the collected information, you may respond to the approved members with the password for accessing the protected area.
In addition to protecting whole pages from your site, you may also protect resources (files or images) on non-protected pages from your site. Learn how to make certain files in a public file area accessible by members only.