Welcome to the eDirectory instructional guide on using the "Members Only Plugin." This powerful plugin allows site managers to restrict access to the website, ensuring that users must log in to explore its content. A pop-up notification prompts unlogged users to either log in or register for site access.


The "Members Only Plugin" is a valuable addition to your eDirectory site, giving you the ability to create an exclusive online environment. By utilizing this plugin, site managers can control access to their eDirectory pages, displaying a pop-up to users who are not logged in. This feature enhances user engagement, encourages membership, and provides a seamless way to manage content visibility.


Follow these simple steps to make the most of the "Members Only Plugin":

1. Accessing the Plugin Settings

  • Navigate to the "Settings" section in your eDirectory admin panel.
  • Click on "General Settings" and then select the "Plugins" tab.
  • Look for "Members Only Settings" and activate the "Active Members Only Website Locker."

Note: The Members Only is a plugin sold separately, if your site does not have the Members Only settings section as seen above, check this link for more details: The Members-Only MOD or contact your dedicated sales representative. 

2. Locking Website Access

Once the plugin is activated, unlogged users will find themselves unable to access public pages (excluding the advertise page). Instead, they will be greeted with an invitation on the screen, encouraging them to become a member.

3. Adjusting Access Levels

  • Enable or disable the "Members Only Plugin" based on your preferences.
  • Fine-tune the level of access to content by choosing between Sponsors, Visitors, or both.

4. Customizing the Message

Craft a personalized message that will be displayed on the pop-up invitation. This is your opportunity to encourage users to log in or register for an account.

5. Save Changes

Once you have configured the plugin to your liking, don't forget to press the "Save Changes" button to apply your settings.

Additional information: The "Members Only Plugin" ensures that the advertise page remains public, allowing for effective promotion and visibility. For any inquiries or assistance, please feel free to contact our support team at support@edirectory.com.

Enhance your website's exclusivity and user engagement with the "Members Only Plugin." Create a sense of community and encourage users to become active members of your platform. If you have any questions or need further assistance, our support team is ready to help.

Unlock a new level of control and engagement with eDirectory's "Members Only Plugin" today!