Any way I've been using Joomla for the last few years, and slowly but surely converting to the amazing home grown CMS. Being noob I'm having trouble finding info on controlling access to published pages. I've almost finished a site for the Takapuna Business Association, but need to get a front end login form happening, this form is only for the members of the association where they can keep records of meetings and other very very fascinating stuff. Can someone point me in the right direction on some documentation? I've read a few posts in the archive but most of them didn't have any links to documentation. I really have been trying to find info, honest. Help or pointers would be much appreciated.
You can manage frontend user management within the 'Access' tab in the content editor window in the CMS. In this tab you can set who can view the page.
It will then prompt users to enter a username / password to view that page and it will also check they have permission to view that page. You can manage the users / groups in the Security section of the CMS.
Cheers for the reply Willr, I shall have a play with that.
I was hoping for a solution to hide the menu items from users who weren't logged in. But I should be able to manipulate it some how if it doesn't do it already. I'm just used to Joomla's user groups. Although I like Joomla, SS is so much easier to use and understand with the backend interface. Clients are also less intimidated by it, + it's a little late to be switching.
You wouldn't by chance know where some info is on this, maybe in the wiki? I've failed to find what I was after.