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If I gave you a really easy way to add user accounts to your website


#1

…what would your use case be?

I’m working on a really easy to use system that will allow Webflow users of all skill levels to implement user accounts on their sites. This means user registration, sign up and various levels of user roles such as access to a private members area or “premium” content. All without writing any code whatsoever.

To create a system that addresses the most use cases possible, and only allows access to secure data in the most secure way possible, it would be extremely helpful for me if you could comment with precisely you would want a user authentication system to do for you.

It would be great to know things such as:

  • What exactly would you want to hide from non registered users?
  • What exactly would you want to hide from unpaid users?
  • What exactly would you want to show to registered users?
  • What exactly would you want to show to paid users?

The more granular detail the better. Just tell me any and every detail about what you would want to build using this system. Your input is invaluable to shaping how I build this system, so if this is something you would benefit from please comment!


#2

Engage. Such as comment and rate, without forcing them to use a third-nasty thing like Disqus, Facebook or anything that adds 40 trackers to your page as soon as you’ve integrated it.


#3

Sounds great. I’d like to be able to show certain CMS collections if the user has signed up and paid a monthly / annual fee. The data when logged in needs to be secure - as I’ve one potential client who will be looking to protect legal documents.

There would also need to be a good user control system whereby the client can view the user accounts - names, emails, logins, etc.

Looking forward to what you produce!


#4

Thanks Vincent, this is a great idea! If I could push you for some more detail here, could you tell me what specifically you would want your users to comment and rate on? I am correct in assuming that you mean allowing users to engage in CMS created content like blog posts?


#5

There would also need to be a good user control system whereby the client can view the user accounts - names, emails, logins, etc.

You’re absolutely right, and this is definitely are core feature I will be building.

Sounds great. I’d like to be able to show certain CMS collections if the user has signed up and paid a monthly / annual fee. The data when logged in needs to be secure - as I’ve one potential client who will be looking to protect legal documents.

This is great feedback, thank you. My challenge here will be that in order for a document to be properly secure, it needs to live on a database that we can control access to. This means not publishing it directly on your Webflow site. I need to figure out a way to allow you to create content within Webflow or the Webflow CMS system, but push that content through a secure database for access control purposes.

I do have a few ideas around how I can manage this, but it’s great to hear from you that this would actually be a use case!