Here is the problem:
I have created a site (www.pelpb.com) by heavily editing Atahualpa Theme, which is fantastic btw. I would however like to have a members area within my site. I used to do this on my old site by password protecting a directory on the server side and linking into it. I would like to do something similar however if I create a new folder within my wordpress folder then the Atahualpa theme will not be accessible so the page will just be blank. I also have a further complication by only being allowed one sql database on my host. You can access the member's area just now to see the structure but using the link in the footer.
History of what I have tried:
I have tried several plugins:
1.) Secure files
2.) Member access
3.) BM Custom Login (not really relevant but a nice way to login in)
All of these secured the site however if I typed a direct URL to the protected content (pdf of sheet music) it would open and download which I don't want.
I am tried a few login scripts and tried placing them within the blue top banner but this has never worked.
Any help with the best way of solving this would be fantastic as I have been trying for 2 days now!!
My preferred solution:
A login on right hand side of the header area next to title "Pryde of East Lothian Pipes and Drums" which allows secures access to a folder in which content cannot be downloaded/accessed by direct link.