With the Members Login application registered users can access restricted "members-only" areas that you have created on your website. The members-only area allows the site owner to restrict page access to certain members whose credentials are stored in a database.
You can add a Members Login element anywhere on your site, and configure which Database stores your members login name, email address and respective password. The login element also allows you to reset password using the provided emails. In the database you can store an individual login and password for each user. Using the Database Editor add-on, the site owner can edit the members database and enable/disable members, change profiles, etc.
Creating a members database
To use the Members Login application, you can create a registration type form, which collects the user details including username and password. This form must include an Email field, a Login Name field for the user to add a desired username (may be the same as the Email field) and a Password field. You can also add additional fields, if you would like. The form should be designed to send the details to a database, which will store the credentials.
An alternative option would be to manually create a database, within the Database Editor, with all required details added as column headers.
Configuring the Members Login application
The Members Login add-on can be enabled via the left menu as any other application. Once enabled, it can be placed on a page, in the same manner as any content element. To configure the application, you will have to hover over the application, when already placed and click on the edit button
- Form Layout - Select a horizontal or vertical layout for the members login form.
- Users Data Source - Specify your Members database and link the Username, Password, Email and Approval (optional) fields.
- Additional Options - You can define whether members should be redirected to a specific page after logging-in.
Restricting pages for members-only
You can restrict certain pages to be accessible for members-only via the option available in Page Settings.
How to configure the Access Control options
1. Type of access control: choose By member group from the drop-down.
2. Select member group: choose the name of the appropriate database where the members information is stored. You can also select multiple member group databases for the same page. Just hold the Ctrl key and click on each database.
3. Select login page: If someone tries to access a restricted page before they login, they will see a message asking them to log in. When the user clicks login, they will be taken to the Home page by default, unless a different page is specified.
4. Description: is used to set a custom description on the Authorised Access Required page.
Important note: The Members Login is an application that requires SSL Certificate installed for the domain, to ensure functionality and secured login process. Please contact the Tech Support Team for more information.