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Wordpress help - members' only area
« on: July 10, 2019, 08:01:13 pm »
I am fairly new to Wordpress, but have inherited a website which uses it.
I would like to add a members' only section so the general public can see most of the site, but that for one set of pages (basically internal documents for the organisation) you would have to log on. I'm sure there must be a plug-in (or several) which can provide this, but most of the ones I've looked at are very much focussed on monetising the site, which I don't need.
Anyone have any experience with this sort of thing? Do I just choose a likely looking plug-in and play? Anything to avoid?

Thanks
"No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everybody on the couch."

Re: Wordpress help - members' only area
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2019, 10:39:24 pm »
Do they need to log in individually, or do you want anyone who knows the password to have access? 
I know nothing about the first, but the second doesn't need a plugin, when you publish a page you can choose password protected from the drop down menu, it gives you something like this
http://ctcdab.uk/password/

Re: Wordpress help - members' only area
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2019, 12:20:42 pm »
Thanks, Paul
That might well do and will certainly solve my immediate problem.

I will still keep looking for a more flexible solution, so if anyone else has any ideas...
"No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everybody on the couch."

tonycollinet

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Re: Wordpress help - members' only area
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2019, 10:19:43 pm »
You also have the option of "private" posts. See link:

https://themeisle.com/blog/wordpress-private-posts/