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Ok then Joomla Masters, Fasten your seat belts!

It's quite complex but I will try my best to elaborate my goal.

I want to make a custom page which will only be accessible to the Registered users of my Joomla Website but I want it to display different elements to different users. Here's an example :

Supposition : Two Registered Users (User1 and User2)

When User1 opens the custom page, it should display the text "ABC"

&

When User2 opens the same custom page, it should display the text "XYZ"

But, the catch is I should able to edit that page for any particular user. I mean, i should be able to show any particular user, the stuff i want to.

Is there any body to help me out and push the limitations of Joomla user management to a next level?

  • When you say custom page, do you mean an external php page that isn't a standard article? And when you say I should able to edit that page, do you mean you as an administrator? And edit it how, via the article manager? which leads me back to my first question – Lodder May 22 '14 at 13:52
  • Well, as far as i know, it will require PHP! which my editor doesn't allow to save in an article, so surely i will prefer an EXTERNAL PHP Page. Ya, only i should be able to edit it. Just like $user->username returns the username of the logged in user, i want some kind of script which when detects a specific logged in user should execute a specific code for that user only, is that possible? – saibbyweb May 22 '14 at 13:57
  • If you want to use PHP within an article, then have a look at this: nonumber.nl/extensions/sourcerer – Lodder May 22 '14 at 13:59
  • ok fine, i will do that but i want the code! That's why i posted this question! Remember? – saibbyweb May 22 '14 at 14:00
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I want some kind of script which when detects a specific logged in user should execute a specific code for that user only, is that possible?

You can use something like this:

$user = JFactory::getUser();

if( $user->username == 'Saibbyweb' )
{
     // code for Saibbyweb
}
elseif( $user->username == 'Lodder' ) 
{
    // code for Lodder
}
else 
{
    // else just some standard stuff
}
  • has anybody told you that you're awesome! Worked like a charm! Thanks, aton! – saibbyweb May 22 '14 at 14:12
  • It's been mentioned a few times :P ... you're welcome :) – Lodder May 22 '14 at 14:15
  • It's better if you compare ids and not usernames, since the latter can change. – mattosmat May 8 '15 at 14:00
  • @mattosmat - Yes, please write an answer as you make a good point – Lodder May 8 '15 at 14:01
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Lodder's answer is great, but it might be better if you compare ids and not usernames, since the latter can change.

Try this:

$user = JFactory::getUser();

if( $user->id == 32 ) // Saibbyweb's
{
     // code for Saibbyweb
}
elseif( $user->id == 15 ) // Lodder's id
{
    // code for Lodder
}
else 
{
    // else just some standard stuff
}
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You can use the core profile plugin to do this. Here is a Tutorial for Joomla2.5 to create a plugin to adding custom user profile fields. You can adapt this tutorial for Joomla 3.3.0, too.

http://www.inmotionhosting.com/support/edu/joomla-25/user-profile/copy-user-profile-plugin

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