I am trying to come up with a way that I can put a WOrdPress site live on it;s final server for a client and have the site hidden from public.
It would show a dummy placeholder page to all visitor unless they enter a password or have a cookie set or IP matching...you get the idea.
So only a group of allowed people would view the live site and others would see a placeholder landing page while the site was being worked on.
Any ideas on a god easy solution?
I do not want to have to move any file or change URLS.
There is a WOrdPress plugin that I have used before which allow the Admin users to view 1 WOrdPress theme while serving a different Theme to all other users. THis allows you to keep the same URLs in place and allow access to the new theme/site while serving a different site to all other visitors.
I think this might be my best solution as I would simply create a simple placeholder page in the visitor WordPress theme.
I am curious of other simple solutions that could be done at a code level, any ideas?