Yes! It is visible. Your network is public, so anyone who accesses the URL will see your site. Set your site to private if you want it to be inaccessible to the general public.
Ok, but how come those areas are not visible when I access the site from a desktop browser? When I am at my computer I have to log in to see the member directory, groups, etc.
If the network you're talking about is the one listed in your profile here, then you don't need to be signed in to see any of those pages. You've modified the desktop menu so that they're not linked though. One option if you'd like to require sign in is to edit your mobile page settings and set the listing page for Groups, Events etc to "My Groups", "My Events" etc. This will require someone to be signed in to see them.
Thanks for the info. How do I edit the mobile page settings as you suggest? Also, we want our membership to be able to view events, not just the ones they have replied to. Will that be the case if I make the changes to the mobile settings?
Head to your dashboard, then click on the navigation link for mobile in the left hand menu. You can drag and drop mobile pages to order them and determine the landing page, delete ones you don't want to be available, and add new ones that you do. You can click on any page to adjust what's displayed. You can't currently make pages available only to members in mobile without ; the privacy mirrors your desktop site privacy (in your case it's fully public).
Thanks again Phil for the speedy response. Must say that the way this is set up pretty much defeats the purpose of having the network available on a mobile device. Many of our members access our site via mobile device and having the network open like that means that we have to remove 2 of 3 major functionalities we want them to have.
We'd like to improve the privacy flexibility of things generally, but right now mobile shares the same privacy settings as the network. One option for you might be to remove all mobile pages; this will send someone to the desktop version instead.
If I set my site to private than none of the network is only visible to people who are members. Our site has a lot of information about our organization that we want visible to the public. It seems odd that it is all or nothing. It would seem logical that NC's have the option of making mobile pages visible to everyone or just to logged in members as they do when accessing the site via desktop.
The way it is setup now means that anyone can bypass the site access controls put in place on the desktop simply by visiting the site on a mobile device.
I'm a little confused, Amaury. I don't think anyone can "bypass" anything.
The mobile version should work the same way that the desktop version works. If one is private, the other is private. If one is public, the other is public. Your site is fully public; your mobile version is also fully public. I guess I can understand that you might want more privacy options, but I am not sure I understand why the mobile version should be different than the desktop version.
I think I am confused as well. What I am trying to figure out is how can we make pages to our sight, specifically the member directory, groups, events, or any other page visible only to members, while making other pages like our home page, or other pages visible to the public.
It seems that the site is either entirely public with the general public able to see any page they want as long as they have the url, even if the tab is not visible; or the site is entirely private and the only way for anyone to view anything on the site is to become a member.
I was under the impression that when pages are created and assigned access levels (i.e. Everyone, Signed-in members, Admins), that those access levels don't just mean they can't see the url, but that in order to see them, they must log in to the network.
Basically, how do I make it so the pages that I want public are public and those that only members can see are log in required. This would then apply to the mobile access as well.Is that possible?
Seems like it is all or nothing now.
I guess I am addressing two separate but related issues.
Sorry if it's confusing. I know it's not all self-explanatory.
You basically have three options for the desktop version:
Tabs are a little different, as you have noted. You can make tabs visible only to members, admins, or everyone. So, if you make a tab visible only to members, let's say the Photos tab, the tab won't show up for non-signed in members. If you did that, I would then make sure to remove (or not include) the photo page in the mobile version. That way, you've protected photos as much as you can.
If you still wanted to show Photos for mobile but wanted some level of privacy added, I suppose you could set that page to show My Photos:
Note that if someone knows the URL, they could access it, but honestly, virtually no one is going to know how to get to those URLs if the tabs aren't visible. They would have to already know the URL or guess it, which isn't all that likely. Is it possible? Sure. But, really not something I would concern myself with.
My network has a public Main Page with all other pages private.
The mobile version of the site converts visitors to members at a third of the rate of the desktop site so like our desktop version we want one page (ideally a html mobile version of the main page) before the sign up page which gives new visitors a sense of what is on the site. However I can't see any option to do this.
If I can't do this:
1)Is this in the pipeline for mobile?
2)do you have any suggestions to effectively work around this?
One idea I had if I can't make the main page public and the rest private is to amend the sign up page so this does the job.
However, there doesn't seem to be an option to amend the description or imagery on the mobile sign up page.
Appreciate any help.