Current user in Magento?

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Post By: admin | 26-01-2012 06:35 Reply

I'm customizing the product view page and I need to show the user's name. How do I access the account information of the current user (if he's logged in) to get Name etc. ?

Found under "app/code/core/Mage/Page/Block/Html/Header.php":

public function getWelcome()
    if (empty($this->_data['welcome'])) {
        if (Mage::app()->isInstalled() && Mage::getSingleton('customer/session')->isLoggedIn()) {
            $this->_data['welcome'] = $this->__('Welcome, %s!', Mage::getSingleton('customer/session')->getCustomer()->getName());
        } else {
            $this->_data['welcome'] = Mage::getStoreConfig('design/header/welcome');

    return $this->_data['welcome'];

So it looks like "Mage::getSingleton('customer/session')->getCustomer()" will get your current logged in customer ;)

To get the currently logged in admin:


Have a look at the helper class: Mage_Customer_Helper_Data

To simply get the customer name, you can write the following code:-

$customerName = Mage::helper('customer')->getCustomerName();

For more information about the customer's entity id, website id, email, etc. you can use getCustomer function. The following code shows what you can get from it:-

echo "<pre>"; print_r(Mage::helper('customer')->getCustomer()->getData()); echo "</pre>";

From the helper class, you can also get information about customer login url, register url, logout url, etc.

From the isLoggedIn function in the helper class, you can also check whether a customer is logged in or not.

for Email use this code

$email=$this->__('Welcome, %s!', Mage::getSingleton('customer/session')->getCustomer()->getEmail());

echo $email;

I don't know this off the top of my head, but look in the file which shows the user's name, etc in the header of the page after the user has logged in. It might help if you turned on template hints (see this tutorial.

When you find the line such as "Hello <? //code for showing username?>", just copy that line and show it where you need to

For username is same with some modification:

$user=$this->__('Welcome, %s!', Mage::getSingleton('customer/session')->getCustomer()->getName()); echo $user;

This way: $email = Mage::getSingleton('customer/session')->getCustomer()->getEmail(); echo $email;

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