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Adding Login Failed Message

Thread began 9/20/2010 11:07 am by Martin | Last modified 5/02/2011 12:35 pm by Martin | 13930 views | 20 replies |

Martin

Adding Login Failed Message

Greetings,

I was wondering if there was a way with Power CMS to provide the end user with more feedback than appending the URL with "failed=1&" to let users know that they have entered their password incorrectly?

If so, how would you add a conditional message to the page such as

"Your Login Was Unsuccessful - Please Try Again"

or

"forgot your password? Contact your Super Admin to reset"

Something like this?

Thanks for any help!

Martin

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

you can use the querystring to trigger a message using an if statement:

php:
<?php if(isset($_GET['failed']) && $_GET['failed'] == "1") { ?>

Your Login Was Unsuccessful - Please Try Again
<?php ?>
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Martin

AWESOME! That worked great!

Thanks
Martin

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

Great, glad to hear it's working.

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PaulBeta Tester

Can you expand please

Originally Said By: Jason Byrnes
  you can use the querystring to trigger a message using an if statement:
php:
<?php if(isset($_GET['failed']) && $_GET['failed'] == "1") { ?>

Your Login Was Unsuccessful - Please Try Again
<?php ?>
  



How might this be applied in a login page where an email input, password imput and submit button exist??

Thankyou, Paul.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

in the login behavior, set the failed redirect to go back to itself with the failed=1 querystring variable.


for example if my login page is "login.php" I set the failed redirect in the login behavior as:

login.php?failed=1


then use the code form my previous reply to show the message.

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PaulBeta Tester

Got it. Sorted!

Thank you.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

you're welcome.

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Martin

An example

Greetings,

here is some example code of how I used this...

<?php if(isset($_GET['failed']) && $_GET['failed'] == "1") { ?>
<h2 class="center" style="color: #red; margin-top: 20px;"><span style="font-weight: bold;"><em>Your Login Was Unsuccessful - Please Try Again</em></span><em>!</em><br />
or contact your <a href="mailto:youremail@yourdomain.com?subject=Client%20Name%20Admin%20Forgot%20Password%20Request">Super Admin</a> to recover your password.</h2>
<?php } ?>

I put this just below the form on the login page and made sure the form action was as follows.

action="users_login.php?failed=1<?php echo(isset($_SERVER["QUERY_STRING"])?"&".($_SERVER["QUERY_STRING"]):""); ?>"

I hope this helps!

Martin

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

Martin, you dont want to include the failed=1 querystring in the forms action.

you only want to include the failed=1 querystring in the failed redirect of the Authenticate User server behavior.

double click the authenticate user server behavior and set the failed redirect to:
users_login.php?failed=1

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