How do I use the new Password feature?

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Kershnee

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Synthasite allows you to create a private website, or make part of your site private by password protecting certain pages on your site.
What this feature allows you to do:
1. Assign a single log in ID (username) and password to your site.
2. Choose whether you want to lock (password protect) all the pages on your site.
3. You can then share the log in ID and password with people you want to give access to the protected pages.
4. When they access those pages they will be asked to type in the log in ID and password before being given access.

What this feature does not do:
1. Allow people to register for a username and password on your site. This is a registration feature which we hope to release in future.

How to use the Password Protection feature:
1. Click on the Site Manager tab
2. Click on "Site Password Protection" underneath the list of pages of your site
3. Add a login and password and tick the pages you would like to protect
4. You can easily protect all your pages by clicking on "Lock All" or take off the password protection by clicking on "Unlock All"
5. When you create a new page, you will see a check box in the new site dialog that gives you an option to protect (lock) the new page.
6. Preview your protected page to see what the log in form will look like and to test your log in and password
7. To make the change effective on your live site, click on the yellow 'Update my Site' button
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Thank you so much for creating the password feature so quickly. I have created a wedding website for a friend whose Dad was really worried about gatecrashers. He no longer needs to worry because now only bona fida guests can view the site. Thank you so much all of Synthasite for a fantastic free website builder. It is so much easier than using Dreamweaver. Brilliant, thanks again.
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Ruth

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We are happy when you are happy. I hope it's a wonderful wedding!
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skinnyeddy

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Wow! I just filled out the questionnaire and this appeared! :D
I expect the passwording had already been implemented for a few hours previously but thankyou all the same! This is just what I need! I can't wait for the fully fledged registration feature!
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Monique, VP of Customer Support

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Thanks for the feedback! We love to hear what people think of our new features. I hope this one helps you with your site.
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can you put the user and pass for a certain page how do you do that please answer back!
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Monique, VP of Customer Support

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Yes you can:
Click on the Site Manager Tab. Click on Password Protection. Type in the Log in ID and Password you want people to use. You will see a list of the pages on your site. Check the box next to the page or pages you want to password protect and click "ok"
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smsbiz-ng

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Wonderful.
Hussaini Umar
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chareen

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i am chareen lasith weerasinghe
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Ruth

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Was there something we could help you with chareen?
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Yeah!! Useful
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djpranay

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very much excited
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I hope that the feature of allowing people to register for a username and password on my site, has been activated by now??
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Ruth

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Hi expat,

Yes, this feature is up and running.

How to use the Password Protection feature:
1. Click on the Site Manager tab
2. Click on "Site Password Protection" underneath the list of pages of your site
3. Add a login and password and tick the pages you would like to protect
4. You can easily protect all your pages by clicking on "Lock All" or take off the password protection by clicking on "Unlock All"
5. When you create a new page, you will see a check box in the new site dialog that gives you an option to protect (lock) the new page.
6. Preview your protected page to see what the log in form will look like and to test your log in and password
7. To make the change effective on your live site, click on the yellow 'Update my Site' button
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thank you so much!!!
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expat

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Thank you Ruth so much for your kind reply, but actually I meant if it's possible to give every user entering my site a different password to open the same page?
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Hi expat,

At this stage it is not possible to give everyone a different password. Here is a possible way around it, though I admit that it is not ideal.

Although SynthaSite does not have a registration feature yet, here is a workaround you might like to try:
1) Password protect the pages on your site you want people to sign up in order to view.
2) Place a Wufoo or Form Assembly form on your sign up page to collect the details you want from your visitors.
3) You can either add the log in ID and password to the "thank you" message when someone fills in your form, or you can email them the information once you approve their membership.

This approach does not provide you with absolute security as there is a single log in and password for every person. However, it does allow you to collect information on your website visitors such as names, email addresses etc, should you wish to do so. You will have a database on the people who have registered for your site in your Wufoo or Form Assembly account.
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thank you Ruth for your prompt reply and for the valuable information
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Ruth

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You're welcome!
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MichelleTarja

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With the new password proctection feature, can more than one person be logged into the site at the same time and will they be able to post messages/blogs to the site.
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Monique, VP of Customer Support

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Yes they can. As long as you have shared the login ID and password with them, they will be able to log in at any time.
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MichelleTarja

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thank you!
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Claire Parker

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Something I would find really usefull would be the facility to assign different passwords to different pages so that Visitor A can open the home page and say pages 2, 3 and 4 and Visitor B can open the home page and say pages 5, 6 and 7, etc. Is this something you could consider doing?
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Thanks for the suggestion Claire - we'll certainly pass it on to our development team.
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ricardo1616

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this is bull crap i cant log in and i typed in the right password and the right username and it wont let me someone help me plz.(call me at 905-878-7305 to help me please)
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ricardo I answered your question here

http://getsatisfaction.com/SynthaSite...
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ricardo1616

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its not working can u call me plz cause i just dont understand my number is 905-878-7305 or just email me cause it just is making me angry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Hi Ricardp 1616,

I'm sorry you are having problems.

To check what Log in ID and Password you assigned to your website:
1) Log in to your SynthaSite account and open your site
2) Click on the "Site Manager" tab
3) Click on "Site Password Protection"
4) A dialog box will open up and you will be able to see what Log in ID and password you assigned to your site. You can also change it if you wish. If you make any changes to the Log in ID and password, remember to update you live site to make this change effective on the live version of your site.
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akafdin

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Hey you guys this "new release" isn't released yet.
When will it be released?
I'am waiting a year for this new thing.
My clients are very unhappy with this!
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Kershnee

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Hi Akafdin - can you please tell me which "new release" you are referring to?
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akafdin

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i meant the software that let's you
add more than 1 password and more than 1 username
to the password protected sites.
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Hello akafdin,
Unfortunately the Yola Sitebuilder does not have a feature that allows you to create more than one username and password for you site. Possibly you might be able to use something like Google Friend Connect. Here is a link with more information on this: Tutorial - Google Friend Connect.

I hope this will help!
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julie.stewart2008

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Hi there -this is a great feature and thank you for adding it. Is it possible yet to add different passwords to individual pages as asked above by Clare Parker one year ago?
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Marije, Official Rep

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Hi Julie - it's not yet possible to add different passwords to different pages. I'm sorry I don't have better news for you right now.
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julie.stewart2008

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Hi Marije - actually, I found that I can select certain pages to be password protected - it doesn't matter that they have the same login and password, so it works for me as it is.

Thanks for your speedy response !