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Setting up the login landing page

From: Dynamic Dreamweaver Websites: Creating Login Areas

Video: Setting up the login landing page

The next part of our Login form process is building a page. So, once the user logs in, they're taken to this homepage, so to speak, for the Members area, and we do have a page that is created that we can use. We can also build a new one. I have this template.php page available within your site files. And let me just show you that page. It's simply a blank page. It does have some text on the page here that says, Registration Form. That's just to show you that it has a heading on the page. We do have a Members homepage over here.

Setting up the login landing page

The next part of our Login form process is building a page. So, once the user logs in, they're taken to this homepage, so to speak, for the Members area, and we do have a page that is created that we can use. We can also build a new one. I have this template.php page available within your site files. And let me just show you that page. It's simply a blank page. It does have some text on the page here that says, Registration Form. That's just to show you that it has a heading on the page. We do have a Members homepage over here.

Let's take a look at the Members homepage. The idea is, users, once they log in, will actually be taken to this page. But this Template page was used as a base to create these Members pages. So I'll close up Template, and our homepage is set up. So, let me kind of go through the flow of this section. The idea is, any users on our website will fill out the registration form. When they click this button, they're registered as a guest because of this Hidden Form field. This information is inserted into the log end database table, right here, and they are added as new user who is a guest.

When that occurs, they are taken out to our Login page to actually log in. The Registration page inserts their information into the database, it does not actually log them in. Now, we have a Login Spry page, here, there's actually two Login pages, this login has no form validation on it. The Login Spry is an incomplete page, at least my version is.

So that the completed version of Login Spry is this one. And if you don't have this Login Spry completed. As long as you completed the plain Login Spry, you're fine. If you do not have this completed version, you can see mine is not complete. I don't have the Password field. You can go out to the Login Spry Completed page in your Chapter 6 course files. And within those course files, there is this Login Spry completed.

What I'm going to do is use this completed version. Do a Save As and save this completed version as My Final Version of Login. So, Login Spry is right here. I'm going to save this Login Spry Completed as Login. I'll do a Save on that. So now ,my Login is now including Spry. That's our form validation.

So, the user registers. They're taken to the Login page. The user logs in. The spry makes sure that the correct information is entered inside those two fields. They click Login. They're logged in and sent over to the Members Area page. So that's kind of the flow of this process at this point. So this is where we're going to be sending them. We will be sending them to the members home area after login. And that page is all set up for us.

So, the Login Landing page, as I call it, where do they land when they are officially logged in. This is where they're going to come to before we actually set up the functionality for a Register and Login. We do need to get these pages created, and I just want to make you aware of the flow of this process at this point based on the pages within our website.

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Dynamic Dreamweaver Websites: Creating Login Areas

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Candyce Mairs
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  1. 1m 32s
    1. Welcome
      1m 32s
  2. 2m 57s
    1. Course overview
      1m 16s
    2. The course environment
      1m 41s
  3. 26m 58s
    1. Static vs. dynamic requests
      4m 8s
    2. Installing XAMPP on a Windows system
      8m 54s
    3. Installing MAMP on a Mac system
      4m 29s
    4. Using admin consoles
      3m 54s
    5. Installing the course files
      5m 33s
  4. 18m 36s
    1. Overview of the Dreamweaver interface
      6m 22s
    2. Setting up the course site
      6m 20s
    3. Previewing pages
      5m 54s
  5. 33m 38s
    1. Creating PHP pages
      5m 45s
    2. Adding PHP code
      5m 44s
    3. Displaying variables
      4m 45s
    4. Commenting your code
      5m 30s
    5. Working with includes
      5m 58s
    6. Building the course templates
      5m 56s
  6. 35m 13s
    1. What is a database?
      5m 2s
    2. Adding database tables
      7m 34s
    3. Connecting to the database
      8m 28s
    4. Getting data from a database: Part one
      8m 25s
    5. Getting data from a database: Part two
      5m 44s
  7. 1h 16m
    1. Planning the login process
      7m 25s
    2. Creating a login form
      7m 45s
    3. Adding form validation: Part one
      9m 22s
    4. Adding form validation: Part two
      1m 37s
    5. Exploring the registration page
      7m 17s
    6. Correcting table fields
      6m 1s
    7. Setting up the login landing page
      4m 1s
    8. Using server behaviors
      3m 36s
    9. Inserting new members
      8m 48s
    10. User authentication
      10m 3s
    11. Restricting access to pages
      5m 17s
    12. Testing the login
      4m 53s
  8. 1h 6m
    1. Admin area overview
      5m 9s
    2. Adding new users
      5m 19s
    3. Restricting access
      12m 25s
    4. Planning the admin update area
      5m 19s
    5. Building the members table listing
      6m 55s
    6. Building the querystring
      9m 14s
    7. Populating the update form
      6m 33s
    8. Updating the database data
      11m 28s
    9. Testing the admin update process
      3m 47s

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