So I have a client that wants people to be able to login and register to be able to use certain content of the site. At the same time they want to be able to manage content, thus requiring a CMS.
I was looking to use WordPress as the CMS for the site, as I am more comfortable in using it. But I can’t seem to find anything written about how to allow users to login and register for the site, running on wordpress, OUTSIDE of registering with wordpress.org.
I did come across a plug-in where you have to register to be able to gain access to the rest of the WordPress http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/members-only/… however this requires you to register with wordpress and login into wordpress’ login function.
An idea I had about possibly being able to allow a free, non-wordpress driven login & registration system to work on a wordpress site after looking at this forum. PhpBB requires you to login and register before being able to use some of the content, and it is managed by the website it is hosted on. What if I could use just the login and registering function of phpBB to have site-wide login and registration? Minus the forum.
Or am I going about this the wrong way and should just purchase a login program for the website? And then, will it work with wordpress, or will I have to use a different CMS?
Ultimately what I am looking for is a way to have a login and registration for the website that is manageable by myself or others, with the hope of using WordPress as the CMS.
The login option you found (http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/members-only/) is the most popular and extremely easy option. I’ve been using it on my personal blog & for clients for over a year. You have the ability to customize the login page to look like the site so it doesn’t appear too bland and all the users are managed through the WP-Admin panel. If the user forgets their login, they have a forgot password to use. Registrations can be approved by Admin or automated. Maybe you should just try it. You can always uninstall it.