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    Default How to create user accounts with username & passwords on my website?

    I am trying to create a login and password field so that viewers of a website have to log in to see content. I want them to be able to self register and be able to click a link if they forget their password. Ideally this script or application would also be able to manage their newsletter subscriptions and provide statistics on who logs in and what content they view. Can anyone suggest how to go about doing this. I'm not experienced with PHP, CGI, MySQL or other databases. I look forward to the suggestions.

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    If you're not familiar with programming, I'd suggest looking around for a pre-made web applications that are closest to what you want. However, If you are trying to integrate this capability into an existing website, I don't think you're going to find much. Hire a programmer?

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    I'd recommend using a CMS (content management system.) It has all the capabilities you're looking for, is usually free, and provides support for their software.

    Several CMS are Drupal, Joomla! and Xoops; however, I currently don't use a CMS and cannot attest to their functionality.
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    i started looking through the ones i have and here is a list:

    drupal--- seems to have many user feature controls. i think you would need to assign the area to the user after they sign up. this may be the case for most any cms

    e107--- you can make user classes in to allow only certain people in certain classes, but i dont know if they can have it until they sign up and then you would assign that user the ability to get in a certain forum or whatever. similar to drupal i guess for that manner but drupal's admin looked better

    concrete5--- doesnt look like it

    joomla--- i couldnt find it. it has access selections public, registered, or special and i couldnt figure out quickly how to add to those in order to have many that you could eventually assign to a user

    modx--- security tab, then web permissions. you can make user groups and assign what areas they can be in (maybe you could make a group for each user with defined paths. then assign the user to that group when they join.

    i dont think any of these work automatically. you would have to edit for each user. are there certain users you are creating this page for or are you trying to make it open to the public?

    technically all of these cms use databases and that is where all of the group, class, user etc... assignments, data and everything goes. so you could technically find a way to make some code that automatically creates a groupname and access with the new users id if you knew php and mysql or wanted to learn or wanted to pay someone.

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    Joomla!, with certain addons from this page will provide the functionality you are looking for.

    The other CMSs also probably have additional components you can install that create the same functionality, but I know Joomla! so I speak mostly about Joomla!.
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    i knew it should have something for that but i couldnt find anything from the default install. i was kind of thinking you might drop by and add some info to the subject shad

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    Quote Originally Posted by pghcollectibles View Post
    i knew it should have something for that but i couldnt find anything from the default install. i was kind of thinking you might drop by and add some info to the subject shad
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