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Sitelatch Setup Hints

1.  Sample quick start:

Let's suppose you have an unprotected public site at and page is the page you wish to be accessible only by your members with login and password.  Knowing this information beforehand, when you create your new Sitelatch account, you can type something like this in the registration form:

Username: myaccount (cannot be changed)
Password: mypassword
Re-enter password: mypassword
Your name: Your Name
E-mail address:
Webpage title: Sample Member Site Name 
Webpage URL:
Protected page URL:
Failed login URL (optional): (empty or customized error page url)

If everything is added correctly to the account creation form, after submitting and verifying your email address,
you will see after login on your account page, the following three URL's:

1st URL for page which will prompt your website visitors for login and password.
2nd URL for page with registration form for new members.
3rd URL for page where your members can retrieve their login and password if they forgot it.

You may also put page protection code to all your protected pages to make them unavailable to access without login and password.

Please note: the username you chose when account was created will be a part of the URL's mentioned above.

After registering your Sitelatch account you will be logged into your account manager.  You can also access this account manager area from the login form on our main page.  Your account manager can be used to change anything you entered when your account was created (except your account username) and to customize a lot of additional options.  It also can be used to add, edit and delete members in your account.

View our Screen Shots page to see a sample website structure to use with your Sitelatch protection.

2.  Single / limited number of members

You can disable new members registration by unchecking [ ] Allow new member registration option on the "Settings" page.  After that, no new members can be registered automatically and you can add new members only by using your Account Manager's "Members" page. 

3.  Multi-member account with e-mail verification 

You may want to verify e-mail address of new members before they can access the protected areas of your website. This can be done using the verification feature.  Here are some sample configurations:

[Settings] New member defaults: status - suspended, expiration - delete member after 3 days
[Settings] Check box "Verify all new members with verification e-mail"
[E-mail Templates] Verification e-mail: default 'thank you' message
[E-mail Templates] "Click here to verify your registration: {activation_link}" message somewhere.
[E-mail Templates] Registration e-mail: default 'thank you' message with login details & {login_url}
[Settings] Send login details on e-mail address provided: checked

With this configuration new members will not be able to access your protected area until they click on the verification link received by e-mail.  If they do not verify their email in 3 days their login and password will be automatically removed from the database.

4.  Multi-member account with paid members

All you have to do is setup your billing system to redirect customers to your registration form link or your own registration URL page that includes embedded registration HTML code after payment.

Using PayPal: When you create PayPal buttons, click on the "Add more options" button and put your registration form URL as successful payment return URL.  Select the "encode generated button code" option for more security.  This way your customers will be sent to your registration form after successful PayPal payment and will be able to create their login / password to access your members area.  You can redirect successful payment members directly to your sign up url found in your Sitelatch account area or you can create an html registration page with the form embedded in the page. 


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