@matrac Yes it is totally possible.
Best plugin around is S2Member. Download the free version and just set the access levels to require level 0 in order to access any pages.
I know that sounds complex but take a look at the plugins documentation and you will see how easy it is.
Hope that helps!
If you need help, head on over to speak to everyone here: http://www.primothemes.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=4
It’s the developer’s forum. I’ll be around on there if you need anything too!
I’m using Absolute Privacy (http://www.johnkolbert.com/portfolio/wp-plugins/absolute-privacy) quite successfully to do just this, if you want another option.
s2member is great if you want to require payment to access the member only site.
Absolute Privacy looks like it just requires a login to get to any pages.
@r-a-y had some code in a past thread (https://buddypress.org/community/groups/how-to-and-troubleshooting/forum/topic/members-only-2/#post-52901) which I believe will just redirect all pages to the login page if you’re not logged in already. Simple solution
I thought I’d seen another method. I’m glad you knew where it was cause I couldn’t find it.
I have an idea about a plugin. However, because I am not a coder, can only hope someone can make it happen. The way these plugins work like a maintanance mode plugin, but there is a login and registration form on the theme. When activated, it becomes the welcome screen on the members only site.
@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.
How do you hide in the login screen that it says we are in maintenance mode?