Password Protecting An Entire Site ( except the homepage ).

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Is it possible to totally copy a site of our own? I want to rebuild my site, the same, only password protect the entire site ( for members only - and share the password with who I wish ) is my primary site. I cant think how to do this, as the menu for all the pages in the site are down one side. If anyone has any ideas, I would appreciate them. Also, if the blog on the site has readers through feedburner, will the sends still go out if the journal is behind a password protected page? thank you!
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I forgot to add, I dont want to remove all pages from the navigation once someone logs in to the password protected part of the site, only from the homepage where they would log in. My site is
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Hello Sal,

There are probably a number of ways to do this and one comes to my mind.
I don't know the answer to your feedburner question, I'm sorry

You could create a sub-domain of your say for example:

Use your original domain as the front door and on this you could have your security to go further.

Save your original site as the sub-domain which is very straight forward after the sub-domain is created and made available I think you need Yola to help with this if it's a Yola purchased domain otherwise your dashboard with your domain holder would probably have the instructions for creating a sub-domain or at least their tech support.

Create a new index page with on your original domain with your security facility which would then allow members into the back-site.

This is simply an outline that I think would work. Non-members wouldn't get beyond the first site index page, your site name would remain the same in effect so you wouldn't cause any upset there. You would only have one password point rather than a password for each page. You don't have to build your whole site again simply replace your original index with a new page and rename your original as the new sub-domain..

You could have a member login page and this then would open the doorway to the back site. There are probably a few variations that will evolve with this step but none so hard I don't think. Nathan has introduced a security login from a third party some time back so I think he would have other suggestions as well.
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Thanks for your detailed suggestions!
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Thank you for your help. I managed by inserting a navigation page after the homepage...hiding the navigation links items on the homepage and adding them to the navigation page ( which I password protected )...oh and by the way...incase it helps anyone, Feedburner does work from behind a Yola password protected page - so all is well :-)
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Glad to hear this is working for you, Sal. Thanks for the update!