if what you are trying to do hide a com_content article you could also do the same thing with menu items.
You could in the content plugin check for a session variable.if it doesn't check if there are POST items.
If so it checks if the post items are the assigned username and password. If so it creates the session and loads the content item if not it either loads a form instead of the content, or it redirects to something else.
I would be willing build this plugin for a donation to some charity or something probably take an hour.
My vote would be for .htaccess too. I use it to protect /administrator. I'm wondering though, with turning on SEO, can that still be used if there is no real directory to put the .htaccess in? For example, you create a Joomla Article with an alias of foobaz. So that the URL of domain.com/foobaz finds the Article. But since there is no actual directory called foobaz, mot sure if .htaccess would be helpful in this regard. Or am I overlooking something?
Maybe something with ACL could be done for a specific page or two? So that only registered users can access it? But doing that might be too high of a bar for some users for Kenny's purposes?
On Fri, Jul 27, 2012 at 11:08 PM, Scott Wolpow <scott@...> wrote:
.htaccess is a great way
On 7/27/2012 9:53 AM, Kenny Berwager wrote:
What is the best way to password protect specific pages in Joomla 2.5.6 without using the default Registration system within Joomla?
Since I really don't need to collect user data I'm fine with not using the Registration system of Joomla.