Simple question really. I'm in the middle of designing a new website for my client and we have decided that the best route would be to use a CMS.
Currently i've installed the site on our web server using Joomla.... boo hiss... but I'm finiding it very "clunky" and not very userfriendly at the backend.
you can see the beginnings of the site if you navigate to http://secuk.dyndns.org
my requirements for the site are that it must have functionality to login to a private part of the site that is not accessible to the public. you'll notice that the exisiting site has a login box, after you've entered your username and password it reloads the site but with extra sections, buttons etc. basically an extranet.
my question is this.... does Silverstripe have this "login" functionality "out of the box", or would i have to install a module?
I'd like to know ASAP before i get too involved with the Joomla site as I would prefer to use Silverstripe. If Silverstripe does do what I want it to do... i'll scrap the Joomla site and installn Silverstripe.
I don't think there is much coding involved, except if you mean amount of code you need to cut/paste for a sign up form. If you want to create members yourself then the admin system means this is all point and click... Having said that I am no droopal/joomla expert so I have no idea how they compare...
>> Are you saying that I would have to add code to EVERY page that I want the login box to appear in?
no, in ss there are 3 levels of templates... Page, Layout & Include... by placing the $LoginForm in your Pages.ss it would appear in every page... or in one of the sections included by Pages.ss like Footer.ss or Navigation.ss it would appear everywhere.
It will be work collegues only so there doesn't need to be a registration form, just a login form. I would manually add the members myself through the backend. The private site would not be available to the public.
ok, you can skip the login form placement completely if you like, just add them in the admin section ('Security'), then ask them to login at www.yoursite.com/Security/Login. Done. No Coding. People often say I make things more complicated than I need to :)
Well you still need to add the <% if CurrentMember %> on the Page.ss but as this is going to be site wide, you only need to do that once...