For my latest project I need, for security purposes, to check the details of every user who registers on the site BEFORE I approve them. Dependent on their answers to the questions on the registration form they will either be rejected, approved or approved as members of a privileged usergroup.
Something that has been on my personal Joomla todo list for quite a long time has been a real coming soon page. Setting Joomla to offline mode is OK but it looks ugly and because it requires you to login to view the site you don't get to see the site as a regular user will do.
In part one of this series of blog posts I showed you how I created a simple distraction free template to use when editing content. In this post I am going to expand on that work and customise the content creation form itself. Testing showed that there are too many fields on the default form and that this was confusing to users.