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Here’s the link, as well: https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/maintenance-mode/
@Anom There already is a plugin for this, and it works very well. It’s called, I’m not kidding, Maintenance Mode. You can format the page it shows if the users are not logged in and it allows you to control what type of user can even log in. I limit access to Administrators only. No other users can log in until you turn it off. I don’t use it for maintenance, though. I use it to close off access to a site while it’s being built or I’m making significant appearance changes.
To get it, go into WP, go the plugins page in the dashboard, click Add New, type in maintenance mode for the search terms, and it will be the first item to show up. Nice, clean work and very reliable.
I have recently started a new WP/BP site and was trying to use tweetstream, but it broke forums and a few other things until I turned it off. Not sure that plugin is in a usable state. I doubt this helps, but it’s nice when you know that you’re not the only person with this problem
The subject of this thread should have read: Limiting unregistered users to accessing ONLY the homepage and login/registration
I have to say that I’m glad to see that the community around BP appears to be very strong, and that’s good thing. I’ve always tried very hard to advocate for open source, and have done so for over a decade now. I plan on advocating more for WordPress, BuddyPress, and bbPress, as well as the WordPress Foundation through my Autism site. I take exception to those who talk about being able to tell when a site is based on WordPress. Of course, its up to the designer of the site whether or not they will fly that flag, and I’ve long ago decided that I would let everyone know what I was using to get things done. I’ve been running Mobodojo on WP since 1.2.
Sadly, though, I’ve been growing accustomed to the automagical nature of WP and have stopped using themes which need to be tweaked every time the code base gets updated (though Atahualpa and Arras are stunningly powerful themes) as well as counting on plugins to do everything I need. The deficit lies in the fact that I’m hopeless when it comes to coding. Sure, I can edit existing PHP and even make it work 13% of the time, and I’ve been hacking around HTML for years, but there are things I need to have my site do, and so I’ll need to buckle down and either find out a way to do it myself or pass along my passion to someone (or someones) who have the skills.
I realize that my opening post sounded upset, and I was, but that frustration should never have been vented on the BP community. I do thank you all for making some mild fun of me and, otherwise, being very cordial and helpful. I’m also pleased with myself to have managed to spark a little bout of debugging
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@Jeff Sayre ~ A brain fart prevented me from searching for the keyword “privacy” as opposed to the “security” keyword I used. Thanks for pointing out those threads.
@Windhamdavid ~ I believe that you’ve made some code changes along the way in this thread. Would you mind aggregating that into a single block of code so I don’t miss anything, please?
Thanks for the feedback on this, folks! I would submit that this simply proves that I am not smart and that your mild jabs at my supposed intelligence are sadly misplaced.
I do have a security implementation now being used on the site. It is a plugin for WP called Restricted Site Access from C. Murray Consulting. It works to the point where if they are not logged in I can redirect them. To workaround this roadblock, I ended up installing a secondary WP installation as the redirect target. It just feel so ridiculously busy and unnecessary.
If I could manage to get the plugin to allow users to not only go to the login page, which is allowed, but also to the signup page, then I might be mollified. Its very important that the site work to protecting its susceptible members from the inevitable predators who are out there. Not only will the site provide online socialization, but local events will be coordinated with regional volunteers, so you can see where there might be a problem.
So, how many people are employed by Auttomatic to work on this project?