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How to create a "Members' Area" in PHP?

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  • How to create a "Members' Area" in PHP?


    I recently bought vB 3.0.9 and have installed it on a test website. It runs great. I also want to create a separate members' area, let me explain.

    I want to somehow password-protect an entire folder on the website. I could then post files etc there that only members would have access to. I thought on using .htaccess files but apparantly they become rather slow after a few hundred users have been added. I also want the users to be able to use their vBulletin login details to access the members area. Is it possible to write a PHP script to do this? Ideally, the PHP script would check up the same MySQL database that vB uses.

    Actually, I came across a link on the web that seemed to be exactly what I needed: but the site isn't available

    I'd really appreciate any help with this!

    Lindsay Wilson

  • #2
    Since this requires custom coding, try asking for help with this over at
    Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
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    • #3
      Or, you could just setup a custom 'members only' usergroup area within your forum which can be made invisible to others.


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