Thanks for clearing that up. That was more of a case of “not understanding the functionality” and how the plugin works with logged out users and what they see.
At the moment, when a user tried to log into a restricted page they see just the Login form. Is there any way of customising this? It would be useful to be able to add messages before and after the form so that Admins can create messages and encourage non-members to sign up.
Right now, my main concern is that any modifications made to the the Tips & Tricks plugin suite get over-ridden when they are updated (e.g. in the “/lang/eng.php” file). Are there any plans to have a separate customisation folder that doesn’t get over-ridden?
If you want an example of how this is possible, then check out some of John Godley’s plugins (like Sniplets, or even my own FAQ-Tastic.. built by John!). It uses a feature where it looks inside the “/*theme_directory*/view/*plugin_name*/” folder for any customisations first before using the default layout.
By using this approach, it means that any changes made to code, layout and styling do NOT get affected by updates made to the plugin. It’s also possible for a savvy webmaster to build slightly more complex layouts by accessing the plugin variables (if they know how). Essentially, this is about a clean separation between “form” and “functionality” (code and styling).
Anyway, can think of any other way to customise the Login form and keep the changes from being destroyed by updates?