I'm developing a website for a client, and I have the following requirement list:
1) employees should be able to login and then be lead to a different custom page for each employee (kind of like an intranet), with each employee having different links available to them
2) customers should be able to login and then be lead to a custom page where an FTP Client facility to upload and download files is required. Each customer will be allowed to access only an assigned folder on the server. I found a way to allow access only to specific folders using an extension called the TWG Flash Uploader at http://www.tinywebgallery.com/en/tfu/web_jfu.php
My questions are:
Is there any extension in Joomla! to allow individual users to customize their home pages in terms of what content and links appear?
Also is there any Joomla! extension using which each user can be directed to a different page? Of course, the page should not be accessible by directly typing in the URL - a login will be needed, so that the pages are kept secure.
Just to be clear, I don't want any of the users (employees or customers) to have access to the administrative backend of the site - I just want them to be able to access different website pages from where they can carry out their specific business.
Can someone help me out with this? Is such a thing possible at all with Joomla!? Will it involve massive amounts of programming? I am new to PHP and Joomla! - I've learnt a LOT recently, but there's just so much I still don't know!!
I'd really appreciate any help...