I was wondering if someone could take a minute for a newbie to show the template code for a section index page that needs to be private - accessible only to "clients" (pre-registered as users in a private group - I am assuming).

I am confused about the permissions in the users section of the CP as they only show permissions to edit/view assets etc.... not templates.

Someone asked a similar question and the response was "yes it is easy - go look at the User Model" - however I am just starting to figure all this out so need a little help!!

Thank you


Here is a basic template that requires login, and checks that the currently logged-in user is in the user group 'clients'.

{% extends "_layout" %}
{% requireLogin %}    

{% block content %}

    {% if currentUser.isInGroup( craft.userGroups.getGroupByHandle('clients') ) %}

        {# Only viewable by logged in users that belong to 'clients' user group #}    
        Restricted client content goes here.

    {% else %}

        {# Viewable by logged in users not in the user group 'clients' #}
        Notice to other user groups that this content is restricted to clients only.

    {% endif %}

{% endblock %}

You may also want to check out this question for more examples.

  • 1
    Apparently I have to avoid saying "thanks" but hugely appreciated!
    – Liam
    Oct 22 '14 at 17:36
  • Glad to help ;) Oct 22 '14 at 17:40
  • Some of this stuff is hard to track down in the docs, like .getGroupByHandle(), and requires you to go to the full class reference documentation to find. Generally things in there can be referenced in twig by the namespace (i.e. craft) followed by the service class (i.e. userGroups), followed by the method (.getGroupsByHandle). Oct 22 '14 at 17:48

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