Does anyone know why currentUser would return null? I'm logged in as an admin.. actually the only user.

I've cleared cache, logged out and back in, etc. I can't seem to get it to work.

I'm trying to set an edit link for an entry like so:

{% if currentUser %}
    <a href="{{ entry.cpEditUrl }}">
{% endif %}

And also tried this:

{% if entry.isEditable() %}
    <a href="{{ entry.cpEditUrl }}">
{% endif %}

Neither are working. Any ideas?

  • Is this in the context or a normal template request? i.e. you're not doing something edge case like trying to add this code inside of a redirect Twig tag or something similar?
    – Brad Bell
    Aug 24, 2016 at 18:16
  • Normal template request. It was working fine the other day. I have looked through all my git commits, turned off plugins, etc and I cannot get it working again.
    – Erik
    Aug 24, 2016 at 18:38
  • Hate to ask the obvious, but you're positive you're logged in?
    – Brad Bell
    Aug 24, 2016 at 18:49
  • Yes, absolutely positive.
    – Erik
    Aug 24, 2016 at 18:56
  • Did you happen to update Craft between the time it was working and now? If so, do you remember the version you were on?
    – Brad Bell
    Aug 24, 2016 at 18:57

1 Answer 1


Per Brad's request. I am answering my own question.

I figured out that I was logging in via non-www, and accessing the site at www.

So the official answer is to choose either www or non-www. I chose to remove the www from the URL.

Here's my .htaccess for that, including allowing for fonts to be accessed cross domain, as I had issues with this as well.

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On

    # Remove www
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www\.(.*)$ [NC]
    RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://%1/$1 [R=301,L]

    # Send would-be 404 requests to Craft
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/(favicon\.ico|apple-touch-icon.*\.png)$ [NC]
    RewriteRule (.+) index.php?p=$1 [QSA,L]

<FilesMatch "\.(eot|ttf|otf|woff|svg)">
    Header set Access-Control-Allow-Origin "*"

Note!!! Once this is done, make sure to clear your Craft cache., especially if using fonts/font-icons.

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