I am working on Joomla 1.5. I have to override Joomla default template of my component (Virtuemart). It's working fine. But problem is i have to override my template if user is logged in only. I have to check look like this :

$user = JFactory::getUser();

// Not override my template 


// Override this template  


I know my condition works, but where should I write this condition. And if the condition is wrong then how can i do this?

  • Are you talking about some specific layout of the template or whole template? – Dmitry Rekun Mar 19 '15 at 11:24
  • Some specific ! :) Like com_virtuemart/views/user – Umesh Mar 19 '15 at 11:28

What I would personally do is, use 2 sub templates.

So firstly, create your template override for the view that you want to use, and then create 2 new PHP files, so you directory structure will look like this:


In your default.php, add the following:

$user = JFactory::getUser();

if ($user->guest == 1)
    echo $this->loadTemplate('guest');
    echo $this->loadTemplate('loggedin');

Then in your default_loggedin.php add your code for the main template override.

In your default_guest.php, simply copy and paste the code from the default view.


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