I'm trying to show a menu based on what group a user is in once they have logged in. However, I'm not having any success. Here is an example (for one of the groups) of what I have in my _base.html file, which I'm extending in my other pages:

{% if currentUser.isInGroup('advisors') %}
    <div class="secondary-navigation">
        <div class="row">
            <div class="small-1 columns group">
            <div class="small-11 columns navigation">
                    <li><a href="">Advisors Home</a></li>
                    <li><a href="">Education</a></li>
                    <li><a href="">Blog</a></li>
                    <li><a href="">Events</a></li>
                    <li><a href="">Nav 5</a></li>
{% endif %}

Any suggestions would be most welcome!

  • That looks reasonable to me. What is it doing wrong? Jan 9 '17 at 20:31
  • It's not displaying the menu when I log in as a "client" user (or one of the others that I've got set up.
    – Todd
    Jan 9 '17 at 21:48
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    So you log in as a client, which is in the advisors group, but that piece of the nav doesn't get displayed? Do you have devMode on? Jan 9 '17 at 22:11
  • No. I'm a Craft noob, and wasn't aware of that. I will enable it and do some more testing. Thanks!
    – Todd
    Jan 9 '17 at 22:18

OK, so enabling the devMode helped point me in the right direction.

First, I needed to change it to

{% if currentUser and currentUser.isInGroup('advisors') %}

Otherwise I was getting an error message when nobody was logged in ("Impossible to invoke a method ("isInGroup") on a null variable").

Then I discovered that the user I was testing wasn't added to any groups! I could have sworn I set up the user with a group assigned, but apparently not. :(

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