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Is this setup possible to track usage

Wondering how to set up a code box to track with



8:52 pm on Dec 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

Hi all,

Ok here is what I want to do, it seems to me like it should be pretty easy technically but for the life of me I can't seem to find any info on how one would go about doing it.

So the basic idea is this. I have a website, URL unimportant. I have roughly 15 pages on this site, I would like the first page to viewable to the public with NO restrictions at all, somewhere down the bottom of the page or anywhere I want on the page I would like a little box where a CODE of some sort has to be entered so that once the surfer enters that CODE the rest of the site is viewable to them.

I want to be able to change the code at my whim, so it's not passed around and it would be great if there was a place I could see what codes have been entered how many times etc..

This way I can track how my marketing is going based on what codes are entered...

It really does sound simple, any ideas? Or can someone point me in the right direction to learn how to do this?

Thanks in advance.


10:03 pm on Dec 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

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So a coupon for access rather than a coupon for a discount - very good idea. What about a search for a 'coupon script' if such a thing exists, though I'm sure there are some cart add-ons that could be used as a template for the process.


10:03 pm on Dec 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Use system authentication, and change the authentication ID (keep the password the same, or make the pw always be the authentication userID).

Authenticated Username is a field in IIS logs, provided you turn it on in the logging setup. So every authentication ID will be automatically saved. for every hit, visit, etc.

And the authentication userID can easily be changed by you.

Dabu The Dragon

11:18 am on Dec 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Maybe I'm missing the point, but to me it sounds like you need some portal software. There are some javascripts that would work too. And definitely so free PHP.

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