Having trouble working this out. Currently revamping a website and have noticed that the password protected part of their website isn't password protected at all. All that happens is when the form is correctly filed out the user is taken to a part of the site that isn't linked via the navigation. IF people were to know the url this could be accessed avoiding the login - hence not very secure!!
What I have done so far is... put a form in the footer of each page with customer login username and password fields. I have a folder full of the files that should when this is filled out be accessible but ONLY to those who have logged in.
I only really know HTML, CSS and some Java/Jquery but am assuming that possibly this needs to be done in PHP. Unfortunately I haven't ever really worked with PHP so this is all foreign to me.
Does anyone know a way that does not use PHP or is there a simple(ish) PHP way of doing this that I can implement?
I'm not asking for someone to do this for me, just some advice and pointers in the right direction! I would really love to work this thing out for myself without seeking outside help, a good learning curve I think…
Thanks for any pointers...