Site Lock is a FREE, one of a kind extension for the Joomla CMS that will allow you to password protect your site from being viewed while you are still in development mode.
This is much different from using the standard "Site Offline" feature of Joomla.
No more need to use an HTaccess file to lock down your site. The Site Lock extension will give you much more flexibility.
Supported Joomla Versions
Joomla 1.5, Joomla 1.6, Joomla 1.7
Have you ever used the "Site Offline" feature of Joomla and wished that you could allow your clients, colleagues, or friends to view the site without making it public or adding them as a "special" level administrator user?
Or have you ever logged into the front of your site while it is offline to view how it will look to the public only to find that you have those little edit article icons on ever page of the site and you cannot get a true feel for how the site will look to non-logged in visitors?
If you answered yes to either of these questions, Site Lock is your answer.
Site lock offers you the following benefits:
HTaccess style site protection Give your clients their own login (without making them a user on your website) No file editing or programming necessary Create your own custom splash page message Custom splash page message supports HTML formatting you can edit with your favorite WYSIWYG Editor Site Lock is FREE to download and use on as many sites as you wish Log in and view your site just as if it were live and see it as the public would see it No more needing to use the standard "Site Offline" feature of Joomla Gives you more control of the site during the design process You choose who can see the site and who can't with custom login credentials Enable and Disable in one click