I do not wish to allow visitors to register on my website; however, I find a need to have a single registered user for testing purposes. For example, I will publish an article with restricted access so that my test user can see how the article looks on the site without "airing any dirty laundry" to the general public (ok, all 1/day who actually visit...).
My problem at the moment is that I do end up defacing the website since I have to publish/unpublish the user login form. Currently, I 'circumvent' this problem by hiding the login form in a subcategory so that it is not immediately visible to a casual visitor. Is it possible to create an alternative method (e.g. a custom URL) that will allow my test user to view content marked as restricted without altering what a guest with public access would see?