I'm trying to get a 3rd party livehelp to autofill with Joomla users name and email when logged in.

This is the js code to autofill:

LHCChatOptionsPage.attr_prefill = new Array();
LHCChatOptionsPage.attr_prefill.push({'name':'username','value':'Username here'});

And this is the php code to get the variables from Joomla:

$user =& JFactory::getUser();
$user_name = $user->name; 
$user_email = $user->email;

But what do I need to do to use them together?

Any help would be much appreciated!


You can use addScriptDeclaration for this. With this function you can add JavaScript code to the <head> of your website.

$doc = JFactory::getDocument();
$user = JFactory::getUser();

$js = "LHCChatOptionsPage.attr_prefill = new Array();";
$js .= "LHCChatOptionsPage.attr_prefill.push({'name': 'email', 'value': '" . $user->email . "', 'hidden': true});";
$js .= "LHCChatOptionsPage.attr_prefill.push({'name': 'username', 'value': '" . $user->name . "'});"

  • Hi and thanks! So as you say, this will add it to the <head> of the page But for this to work, I need the js code (prefill) to be with the rest of the js code that calls the livehelp. Many thanks if anyone can help? Nov 19 '15 at 3:28

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