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Darren Healy
Darren Healy
Front End Web Development Techdegree Student 23,565 Points

Best way to set up a client area in WordPress

Hi there,

I'm seeking a bit of advice before I accept a project.

I have some experience of setting up self hosted WordPress sites as well as creating a custom themes for WP use. But what I have never done is set up effectively a customer log in page within a WP site to gain access to further information, pages, downloads etc.

Q1) What might be the best way to go about this?

In my mind I believe I might set up a page, nicely styled, with a form, that with the correct username and password (naturally) will lead to the protected content.

Q2) Is this something that can be done within the WP infrastructure upon a fresh download, or would I need a plugin or the addition of code somewhere?

Thank you in advance!

1 Answer

I'm not sure if this is exactly what you wanted, but if you create a page, you can password protect each page on the "edit page" (or quick edit) screen under the "Publish" section.

If you want to go the prettier plug-in route (which it sounds like), I would check out Profile Builder. I really like it, and it looks nice!