Controlling Navigation with PHP Depending on User?
# September 22, 2009 at 4:05 pm
I am trying to figure out the best solution to this problem – but not being hot on PHP, i could do with a bit of help.
I’m building a site for WordPress.
the site will have a number of different users who will have different levels of access to read pages. So ‘User Group 1’ might have access to view page 1, 2, 3 and 4. ‘User Group 2’ might have access to page 1, 4, 5 and 6.
What i am trying to figure out is – once ‘user group 1’ logs in and gets redirected to the index page i want to control which tabs are displayed in the nav bar.
– if user group 1 – display tabs 1, 2, 3 and 4
– if user group 2 – display tabs 1, 4, 5, 6
(however, there may be a large number of different user groups / access levels.)
and so on.
Is this achieved with ‘switch’ ?
could someone point me in the right direction please.
many many thanks for your help.# September 22, 2009 at 11:08 pm
can you make the many different navs and then put them in different files and include them? something like
if($group == 1)
Maybe store your groups in an array and make the nav available to the groups in that array?# September 27, 2009 at 12:15 pm
Yeah that solution seems to be very logical. You might want to consider storing the variable in a PHP session, so that you can reuse it. The best way would be to have the logical expression (the if statement) on the login page, and then a variable is set that contains the path of the navigation, so…Code:if($usergroup == 1)
$_SESSION[‘nav-path’] = “nav/nav1.php”;
$_SESSION[‘nav-path’] = “nav/nav2.php”;
And then when your user visits a page…Code:< ?php include($_SESSION['nav-path']) ?>
This solution will make it more manageable in the long run. Hope this helps.
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