I am working on a new site using Joomla 1.7.0 and I am seeking some guidance.
I have a club membership database system that my partner and I have developed together. This is a membership database system with door check-in services. My software is built on php/MySQL system using Smarty Template Engine, and CSS with some Ajax and JS.
While putting my site together, I will run my Club Membership System in iframe wrapper.
The goal I am trying to achieve here is to have a multi-site system. I need one place to host my club system, and have a separate database for each client or club owner, but they all access the same set of files of the club system. This will make updating the software a one-time and done solution. Currently our clients are all on separate servers making updating a hassle.
When my potential clients land on my my homepage, http://clubmembershipsystem.com
if they want to signup for my service for their club they will need to get registered.
I will offer a 30 Day Free Trial... Then there will be a monthly subscription price based on the amount of members their club has.
I am seeking advice in integrating my Club system with Joomla. Right now our system relies on .htaccess for password protecting the system. We need another method to replace this.
How can I get the current Joomla user with a php script which is not running inside Joomla
Does anyone know how to hide the public main menu to registered users so all the see is the main menu with for registered members?
Any ideas, on the best way to handle this??