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Dark Site


This plugin is designed to keep a WordPress site dark. If a user comes to the site, it checks to see if they are logged in, if not the user is directed to the wp-admin login page. When you want to go live, just deactivate the Dark Site plugin.

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  • Login screen is presented as the visitor is not logged in


This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.

  1. Upload darksite directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. De-Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress


How does it work

Using dark-site is very simple. Install the plug-in and activate. As soon as dark-site is activate a site visitor that is not logged in will be redirected to the wp-login page. If the visitor is logged in , they won’t be bothered.

I can’t view my site without loging in, what do I do

De-Activate the dark-site plug in your admin panel/plugins


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  • initial build