How to make a "visitor splash page"
Hi, new WP user here… I have a fresh install (at the root level) of WP 3.8, BP 1.9.1, bbPress 2.5.2. I’m using the Twentyfourteen theme, and I’ve created a child theme for it (with child theme as the active theme). Current installation is here: http://www.fseconomy.net:8080/
I’ve been playing with settings and reading all about WP/BP for the past 2 days, but I’m 98% sure that all of my settings are back at “default”, with the exception of 1 function in the child theme’s functions.php file to bypass the gravatar stuff (instructions for which I found in these forums somewhere).
My next project is to get a “splash page” specific to non-logged-in users (visitors). Just a quick who we are type page with a logon box with 2 links (forgot password and register new account).
I started following the instructions on this page , but they started going south on me at some point and the end result didn’t quite work. I am assuming that since this article is almost 1 1/2 years old, that there have been some changes that are no longer applicable.
My first derailment was when I got to the point about copying the parent theme’s registration directory, and modifying the register.php file. Uhhhh, no such folder exists in the parent theme, but I did (after searching through these forums) discover this directory and file down in the /plugins/buddypress directory somewhere (several directories deep). But, I pressed on. When I got to the step about making a new, second menu for “logged out” users, I stumbled across this theme already having two menus, and one of them appears to be for visitors.
I have since un-done everything I did following those instructions, and I believe that I’m back to the point where I was before I started.
Right now, logged-out users see everything. I’d like to remove that “feature”, and present them with a welcome screen, and maybe a few links to other pages that I haven’t yet created.
Are there any how-tos that I just haven’t discovered yet that I can follow along and accomplish this?
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