You can turn on this feature by going to the Settings tab for your site and then clicking on Members. Checking the “Show 'Log In' in site menu” box will add a Log In link to your main navigation. When users click this link, they will be able to log in to access members-only content.
Adding members is very simple. Just go to the Settings tab and click on Members, and locate the button that says "Add Member." Provide the name and email address of the person you would like to add, and set which pages they can access/which groups they are in (see below). Then click the green "Add Member" button at the bottom to complete the process. (You can also add members via CSV file; click the "Add from CSV" button to learn more.)
Additionally, you can give different members access to different pages by utilizing Member Groups. For example, if you teach more than one class, you can give student members access only to the pages relevant to the class they are in. Simply create a group for that class, and add the students to it in the Settings > Members tab.
Control of who can see a page is managed through the Pages tab. Click on the page you want to manage, and look for the Visibility drop-down menu. Select “Specific Members or Groups” and then choose which members or groups should be able to see this page.
We hope you will find this new addition useful. As always, if you have any questions, we are here to help – just give us a shout at firstname.lastname@example.org or 205-348-8016.