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[resolved] Variable Links based on User (7 posts)

  1. Dan Hannigan
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Objective:
    Change "Home" or "Index" links to a specific link based on the user that is logged in, so that they're forced to return to a specific controlled page.

    What I have so far
    I'm using Peter's Login Redirect and its super handy [variable]username[/variable] to redirect each user that logs in to their own specific page (which is built around custom post types and archives). So getting them to the right page after they log in is the easy part. Making it to where they can get back to that page after they've logged in, looked at their unique posts/other pages is proving to give me a headache.

    Maybe the answer is pretty simple, and I'm just over thinking it... but any help would be great. Let me know if I can provide more information as well.

  2. Dan Hannigan
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I was digging around more and stumbled across this on the website for Peter's Login Redirect:

    Reply from Peter: If you are trying to make a link to the redirect URL you’d set up for a specific user using my plugin, you’ll find the username in the “rul_value” field and the URL in the “rul_url” field in the [wp]_login_redirects table. So you can write a database query to get the proper URL for the currently logged in user.

    So that sounds like a solution, problem is I don't know how to create a database query... I know basic PHP, but if someone could even point me in the right direction on how to do this, or give a coding example (if it's easy) that'd be great.

  3. janesae
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hey man, I feel your pain. I did happen upon this article. Haven't read it entirely but sounds like what we're after:

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/my-crack-at-a-client-login-sectioncustomer-portal

  4. janesae
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    try this <a href="yourdomain.com/<?php global $userdata;
    get_currentuserinfo(); echo( $userdata->user_login );?>">Client Page

  5. Dan Hannigan
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Sorry I'm not responding till now, just got in to work and tried out that code and boom! It worked! I did have to add a full http://www.mydomain.com/ addy in order for it to work, but it does! Thanks so much!

  6. whoknowsjo
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Can one of you please clarify how you made this work? I've been hunting for this solution for weeks. Where did you put this code:

    <a href="yourdomain.com/<?php global $userdata;
    get_currentuserinfo(); echo( $userdata->user_login );?>">Client Page

    Did you have to make a Client.php page?

    Thanks for your help!

  7. tadindustrial
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yeah, I'm having the same issue. Please help!

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