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Signed In As ... link in left side panel

edited October 2006 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
For my own board I'm looking to put the "Signed In As... (Sign Out)" link somewhere in the left side panel. What would be the best way to do this?


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    Try the GuestWelcome add-on.
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    That displays a message when a user is not logged in. I want it to display the username when logged in.
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    You could move the code for it, which is located in the top of themes/menu.php, over to panel.php.

    In the default file, this is what it looks like:

    echo '<div id="Session">'; if ($this->Context->Session->UserID > 0) { echo str_replace('//1', $this->Context->Session->User->Name, $this->Context->GetDefinition('SignedInAsX')).' (<a href="'.$this->Context->Configuration['SIGNOUT_URL'].'">'.$this->Context->GetDefinition('SignOut').'</a>)'; } else { echo $this->Context->GetDefinition('NotSignedIn').' (<a href="'.AppendUrlParameters($this->Context->Configuration['SIGNIN_URL'], 'ReturnUrl='.GetRequestUri()).'">'.$this->Context->GetDefinition('SignIn').'</a>)'; } echo '</div>';

    Notice the echo calls.

    You could do 1 of two things.
    First, for either, is to make copies of menu.php and panel.php
    (from the themes directory) and put them in the main directory
    for the theme you are using. For example, if your theme is called
    "MyTheme", you would copy them to themes/MyTheme/. If you're using
    either the default vanilla theme, or a theme you've downloaded, it's
    usually best to make a fresh copy of the them you're playing with.

    Anyway, once copied over, open up menu.php and look for the above
    mentioned code.

    Here's the easy options:

    1) You can either move that chunk of code over to panel.php, and insert
    it where you see fit.

    2) You can change the two echo's from " echo ' " to " $myvar = ' ".
    Then, add a global statement ( global $myvar;) at the top of that
    file under the " // Note: " line.

    Then, you would add the same global line to panel.php, and add:

    echo $myvar;

    in panel.php where you see fit.

    As a note, you might wish to remove the

    echo '<div id="Session">';


    echo '</div>';

    lines, as the default css file will still stick it up in the upper right corner.

    You could put it in a span or p tag if you wish, or whatever.
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    Here is a way to do it in CSS:
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    Yeah, that would work too.
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    Thanks guys!
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    Additionally, is there a way to get it into an extension that builds list items like this: $titel = "Forum Pages And Options"; $Panel->AddList($titel, 10); $Panel->AddListItem($titel, "Start a new discussion", $Context->Configuration['WEB_ROOT'].'post/'); It would be cool if the login information was a list item there as well.
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    anyone that knows how I could pass variables to the default.php page of an extension?
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    nevermind, got it, using: $Context->Session->User->Name pretty obvious :)
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