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Create members only pages on your SiteBuilder Website

Members are people that have a relationship with your site, including their own login. They are users who have taken the step from being a visitor to signing up and creating their own account with you.

Now that you have your DIY website builder online, why not think about adding in some members only pages and areas of your site.

Members only areas or client only areas can be useful ways of providing privileged information to a select group of your site visitors. This can allow you to create better relationships with these people and use your website to present or distribute information privately with a guest list that you directly control.

Creating Members only pages

Creating members only areas is really easy. It means that anyone  joining your site will immediately get access to that page so there is no manual work to update the permissions with each new member.

-  First click on ‘People’ in the Toolbar and then the ‘Permissions’ tab. Here you will see a list of all your pages on the left, and the permissions settings of the selected page (or pages) on the right.

- Every page can have its permissions set individually, or you can change the permissions for multiple pages as once (use the ‘control’ or ‘shift’ keys while selecting pages to select several at once).

Create Client only areas for your website

Creating and managing Groups is the key to client only areas. Groups can have permissions set as a whole, and any member who is part of that group will get those permissions. You can add or remove members from Groups at any time.

- If you don’t have any Groups you will need to go to the ‘group’ tab first and set one up

- Next go back to the ‘Permissions’ tab and select the page that you wish to edit from the list on the left, then change the ‘view’ settings for that page to ‘Group’ and you can then choose which Group can see that page.

-       You can then add or remove individual members from that Group to control which ones can see that page.

-       You can also create members directly for clients by going to the ‘members’ tab and clicking ‘create member’. You can then define a username, password and email for the this client when you create the member. Once the member is created you can add them to a Group on your site so they have the correct permissions. Finally you can email your client with their username and password and a link to the login page. The ‘create member’ function makes it easy to setup client only areas without the client having to do anything themselves.

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This Article Was Written by: Sarah Stott
Sarah is a qualified marketing professional with over 8 years commercial experience. Having spent the last 5 years within Internet and technology focused industries she joined Siteopia in 2011. You can follow Sarah on LinkedIn and
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