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By now, I have 'My account' (with its dropdown menu) next to 'Log in' in my home page.

I want to only have a 'Log in' button that changes to 'Log out' when user is logged.

I've been trying with local.xml but couldn't succeed. I know I should edit something there but can't find out what.

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Copy customer.xml to your theme (if it's not there already). Then remove OR comment below line:

<action method="addLink" translate="label title" module="customer"><label>My Account</label><url helper="customer/getAccountUrl"/><title>My Account</title><prepare/><urlParams/><position>10</position></action>

For changing Name/Title, you can update the values of above xml's <label> and <title> tags, like:

<action method="addLink" translate="label title" module="customer"><label>CUSTOM NAME</label><url helper="customer/getAccountUrl"/><title>CUSTOM NAME</title><prepare/><urlParams/><position>10</position></action>
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  • You say the customer.xml from app/design/frontend/theme/default/layout? Because I'm uploading from FTP and see no change. It's really frustrating.
    – mangus
    May 19, 2016 at 13:59
  • ys, copy customer.xml of your CURRENT THEME. Paste it here if possible May 19, 2016 at 14:00
  • I could find the line: <default> <!-- Mage_Customer --> <reference name="top.links"> <action method="addLink" translate="label title" module="customer"><label>My Account</label><url helper="customer/getAccountUrl"/><title>My Account</title><prepare/><urlParams/><position>10</position></action> </reference> </default> But nothing happens if I remove or comment the line and reupload it.
    – mangus
    May 19, 2016 at 14:07
  • Why is commenting not working?
    – mangus
    May 19, 2016 at 15:55
  • After commenting or removing, clear cache May 20, 2016 at 5:00
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You can get an idea that how you can edit top links in Magento 1, from below link:

http://www.webinse.com/blog/magento/top-links-in-magento-2/

However, below is code the code the to show login and logout link, depends on session:

 <?php if (Mage::helper('customer')->isLoggedIn() ): ?>
            <a href="<?php echo Mage::helper('customer')->getLogoutUrl(); ?>"><?php echo 'Logout'; ?></a>

        <?php 
    /*
    else: ?>
            <a href="<?php echo Mage::helper('customer')->getLoginUrl(); ?>">Login</a>
        <?php 
    */
    endif; ?>
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  • Thanks, but maybe is more information that what I need. I'm trying to leave just one button 'Log In" that changes to 'Log out' when session is started. Is it too hard? I'm very new to Magento. Thanks in advance.
    – mangus
    May 19, 2016 at 13:26
  • @mangus As I said, it is mentioned in the article. Kindly check it out. It is easy. And code which I shared, is the one you will be using. May 19, 2016 at 13:30
  • Where should I include the code for session?
    – mangus
    May 19, 2016 at 17:44

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