** HI ALL! How do I create a members area in my website? **

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My name's KC and I'm itching to find out how I create a members area in my website that requires a password to enter into? I've seen a little pop up box on other peoples' websites that askes for a name and password to get into once clicked on the members section link. Now I want that same feature to create intrigue! I understand how to create a unique password for people to enter but I just need to know how to stop them viewing the content first! Very much appreciated!
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You would receive better responces if this was posted in the programming forum - because what you are trying to achieve requires PHP and possibly a database if you want to have better security so it doesn't get hacked. Good Luck :thumbsup:
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Thanks! xxx
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Well, you really have 2 options -

1) you can use a .htaccess file and add users to it manually as you add members

or

2) you should consider using a CMS solution like mambo or joomla which has this functionality built in

hope this helps..
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If your host offers a control panel eg: cPanel you can accomplish this with a click or two. If not you can use the aforementioned options. BTW if your host does offer cPanel they may also have Fantastico, which is a script installer. The aforementioned CMS scripts are included in Fantastico and perhaps other control panels.
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It's very easy with PHP; you can just have a form that posts to a PHP file which md5s the password field and checks it with a file. This would be the simplest of password checking options.

A .htaccess file is much easier to set up, however.

http://www.javascriptkit.com/howto/htaccess.shtml

A good guide on htaccess files.
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how I create a members area in my website that requires a password to enter into?


Why don't you use forum system for that? what is the purpose of your member area?
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Use membership software such as Password Protector SD by Ascad Networks. I used it for my site HotBins and it works great.

http://www.passwordprotectorsd.com/

If you are looking for a free alternative, then there are tons of solutions available from a website like hotscripts or the resource index.

http://www.hotscripts.com/
http://www.resourceindex.com//

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