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Dynamic Dreamweaver Websites: Creating Login Areas

with Candyce Mairs

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What we have left to do with our Admin User Update portion is to actually do the testing on this process. In order to test, I must go back to the User List page. Now, what does happen if somebody comes to the User Update page accidentally? Well, first of all, we have that page restricted, so only users logged in as admin can access this page. So, anybody who wants to access this page, must be an admin user.
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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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Dynamic Dreamweaver Websites: Creating Login Areas
4h 21m Intermediate Jun 06, 2011

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An important but little-understood concept in dynamic web development is that of role-based logins, which allow different types of users to access different parts of the site. In this course Adobe Certified Expert Candyce Mairs shows how to use Dreamweaver's features to create role-based logins, restrict page access, build an administrator area, and test everything to make sure it works. Plus, see how to set up a development environment and work with a database from within Dreamweaver. Along the way, build your skills in areas like working with PHP, adding form validation, using server behaviors, and much more.

Topics include:
  • Installing XAMPP on a Windows system
  • Installing MAMP on a Mac system
  • Using admin consoles
  • Previewing pages
  • Working in PHP
  • Adding database tables
  • Getting data from a database
  • Building the login area
  • Planning the admin update area
  • Testing the admin update process
Subjects:
Developer Web Web Design Web Development video2brain
Software:
Dreamweaver
Author:
Candyce Mairs

Testing the admin update process

What we have left to do with our Admin User Update portion is to actually do the testing on this process. In order to test, I must go back to the User List page. Now, what does happen if somebody comes to the User Update page accidentally? Well, first of all, we have that page restricted, so only users logged in as admin can access this page. So, anybody who wants to access this page, must be an admin user.

I can view this page, or at least attempt, and this is what would happen. Now, once I do become an actual logged in admin user, I would be able to see that page. I'll show you that piece, but there's no data populated within the form itself. Now, what we might want to do, if we're concerned about this occurring, is put a redirect on this page, sending the users to the other page. That's a bit beyond the scope of what we can cover in this course.

I just want to make you aware of it. So we will go back to the Admin User List page. I am logged in, so I should be able to get to that page to start the process by typing it in the browser. Looks like I am no longer (LAUGH) logged in, so I will login once again. As I said, this is the difficulty of setting up the Login area prior to doing this within the Login area. Okay, so here is our information. My last user ID is correct, but I'm going to go out and modify John's. Now, the important part of this process is to do a lot of testing here. You want to make sure there are no issues within this area. So I will click number 3, here is John's information.

We're going to update John, so I will put in some new information. This is John Smith, his country will be Austria. And let's see about his information. Now, I can also try and modify his role, change him to Admin. If I click Update User Details, notice John's information has been updated perfectly. He is now an Admin role. So, we know this is working.

I don't want you to have to watch me fully test this area, but go ahead and populate this information. I tried to make it very easy for you to be able to see that the information was modified and make sure that you switch roles of users as well. This area should be working properly, but if you find any issues, hopefully, in the previous movies throughout this course, especially within this Admin Area, I've shown you some things that can occur and how to correct them. So if you have any issues within this area, make sure you go back and walk through the movie once again for that particular task that you want to accomplish.

So that is our Administrative Area to update users information within the database. Thank you for taking this course. I love showing new people how Dreamweaver can make these features fairly easy to work in without much coding. There's a lot of code that Dreamweaver created for us. If you move into Code View, you will begin to appreciate that fact and best of luck with your own Login areas.

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