Visible objects for different group of users

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Visible objects for different group of users

Postby DonKihott » Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:13 pm

I am going to make visible some objects (div,table) in my index.php file only for the one group of users, for example authors. I have inserted the following code:

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$user =& JFactory::getUser();
<?php if($user->get('usertype') == 'Author') : ?>
<div id="user1">
        <jdoc:include type="modules" name="user1" style="xhtml" />
<?php endif ?>

But it doesn't work. May be it is possible to identify the group by ID, but i am not in touch with php.

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Re: Visible objects for different group of users

Postby wwhite » Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:28 am

Author group = 3
check with phpmyadmin for the table user_groups
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Re: Visible objects for different group of users

Postby mtrivino » Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:31 am


actually I think you're using a deprecated attribute and you should change it. In Joomla! 1.5 you had only three groups, and users were supposed to belong to a single group, but ever since 1.6 there's a different mapping with user groups and access levels.

The easiest way to do something like that is to check if a user belongs to some specific group, like this:

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if(in_array("8", $user->getAuthorisedGroups())){
// if user belongs to group with id=8, do this...

I guess it's not the best way (you should use ACL), but it'll work for you.


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