Hi Jason, I checked out that tutorial and its now what I was looking for.
because its not page-by-page access i require..its more content based.
The index page has plugins for the left column, middle, column and right column..and all these are stored as 1 record (for each page). plus each column has its own unique UserAccess level for greater flexability.
IF the record for the page has a Useraccess Level = 0 then this data is shown as default without needing any type of login process...however if the user does log in then the database will also display additional records from this same table relating to their useraccess level.
I just need a work flow of some kind to help me.