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I'd like to have consistent URL's for an account section but depending on the current users group, the template will be different. I know I could use the same template but there would be a lot of if/else's throughout and I'd like to avoid that.

URL pattern would be something like this:

If customer group 'account/settings' => '_dashboard/customer/settings'

If admin group 'account/settings' => '_dashboard/admin/settings'

I was thinking this might be possible with a plugin controller that each route would hit and then decide which template to render.

For both groups 'account/settings' => ['action' => 'action/path']

function action()
{
   // Get user
   // Set path based on user group
   // Set template path to front end
   // Render template
}

Can you see any problems with the above solution? Will there be much of a performance hit? Is there a better way?

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Just do it with Twig by having a main template pull from two other templates based on the user group. So in your index template (or whatever template gets called), just add this at the top:

{% if currentUser.isInGroup('customer') %}
    {% include '_dashboard/customer/settings' %}
{% else %}
    {% include '_dashboard/admin/settings' %}
{% endif %}

And then fill out each template however you want.

Conversely, you can check if the user is a CMS admin with {% if currentUser.admin %} and then the {% else %} would be for customers.

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  • Thanks Ryan. This is a good option, however it does mean creating extra templates. Will wait to see if anyone else has any ideas before marking this as the accepted answer. – Luke Pearce Sep 28 '17 at 8:50
  • It only adds 1 extra template: the index. It would be better to direct to dashboard/index and then have two templates in dashboard/ called _customerSettings and _adminSettings. Going your route with the controller still utilizes multiple templates. And in addition, my way also allows you to use the index as a global template to set things the other two share so you don't repeat yourself. – Ryan Sep 28 '17 at 13:33

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