To unscramble the mess above here is a starting point for me.
I figured out how to grant access to email verified users. I now need to get the random string in the email, to be verified on the site, and then automatically update the user to verified. For the time being, I get the error stated above.
I cannot figure out how to grant access to a user with a level of "4" to the admin pages. I would think it is the same process to update the emailverified from 0 to 1, but just for checking the UserLevel if 4 or not. I found some user level authentication pdf's but they looked old and didn't really help.
I will search more later on how to get the show region to show the appropriate message for the appropriate user clicking a certain part of the website they don't have access to.
Can't seem to get the images pulled correctly from the database. All i see are broken image icons.
The public (guest) product search leads to an error. (as stated above)
Sometimes the login works, sometimes it doesn't. It seems to be a cookie error as it likes to go the admin pages if I have page restriction rules active.
(if you can help me out here, that would be great, this is mostly a remembering post for myself. Pointing me to other threads would be great to save both of our times)