Mary Evans and Mary Cooch,
I don't understand the explanation of this solution. I have done multiple searches in the forums and have found a variety of ways to get around this problem.
Personally what I would like is for the "pre-login" page to show a general greeting. The only thing the front "pre-login" page should show is a general greeting in the center of the page and then a login block on the right hand side of the screen.
What I would like the "post-login" page to show is the courses a user is enroled into and any blocks necessary for navigation on the right hand side of the screen. I would like the "pre-login" welcome message to disappear.
From what I have come to understand about my situation (although I may be mistaken) is that it is possible to add a "Site Topic" to input information. However, this "Site Topic" area's permissions can't be changed. Is this correct?
From what I have researched, this is why an "HTML Block" is perferred for these types of sections. With a block you can change the permission to remove it from the view of a guest. I am familiar with this style of hiding content because my current moodle's front page only shows the login block.
Is there something I am not understanding about how to hide this content?
From my understanding of Mary Evans's post, I have set the content before login to all "None." I have content in my "Site Topic" area. Sure enough, "pre-login" it shows my site topic but after login it shows my list of courses in addition to the "Site Topic" message.
From my undestanding of Mary Cooch's post, what I need to enable is an "HTML Block." I'm familiar with creating blocks, but my theme only allows blocks on the side of the screen. Should I look into adding a block into the center of the screen or investigate switching to a new theme?
Any assistance in figuring out this problem is greatly appreciated.