Homepage how to show my account link in header after successfully login in magento


Use the following code to show your account link in header:

    $objectManagerlogin = \Magento\Framework\App\ObjectManager::getInstance();
    $customerSession = $objectManagerlogin->get('Magento\Customer\Model\Session');
    $baseurl = $objectManagerlogin->get('Magento\Store\Model\StoreManagerInterface')->getStore(0)->getBaseUrl();
    <?php if($customerSession->isLoggedIn()) { ?>
   <a href="<?php echo $baseurl .'customer/account/logout'; ?>">LOGOUT</a>
    <?php }else { ?>
        <a href="<?php echo $baseurl .'customer/account/login'; ?>">LOGIN</a>       
  • could you specify the folder path and file name to put this code.. – aravind Nov 24 '17 at 10:00
  • This is not working as expected since it creating cache issue,after login it will always show login link on home page. – akgola Jul 4 '18 at 10:52
  • Bad form to use the object manager directly, inject the session dependency into your block. – siliconrockstar Oct 2 '18 at 15:53

Here's an example block:

use Magento\Customer\Model\Url;
use Magento\Framework\App\Http\Context;
use Magento\Framework\View\Element\Template;

class Links extends Template
    /** @var Url $_customerUrl */
    protected $_customerUrl;

    /** @var Context $httpContext */
    protected $httpContext;

     * Links constructor.
     * @param Template\Context $context
     * @param array $data
     * @param Url $customerUrl
     * @param Context $httpContext
    public function __construct(Template\Context $context,
                                Url $customerUrl,
                                Context $httpContext,
                                array $data)
        $this->_customerUrl = $customerUrl;
        $this->httpContext = $httpContext;

        parent::__construct($context, $data);

     * Is logged in
     * @return bool
    public function isLoggedIn()
        return $this->httpContext->getValue(\Magento\Customer\Model\Context::CONTEXT_AUTH);

     * Get account URL
     * @return string
    public function getAccountUrl()
        return $this->_customerUrl->getAccountUrl();

And how you might call it from template:

<ul class="header links">
    <?php if ($block->isLoggedIn()): ?>
        <a href="<?php echo $block->getAccountUrl() ?>">
            <?php echo __('My Account') ?>
    <?php endif; ?>
  • Thank you but i'm working on magento 2 – vnnogile_user Jul 7 '16 at 13:20
  • This is magento 2 code. – Aaron Allen Jul 7 '16 at 14:48
  • As i am new to magento 2.0 . could you please assist me through live example..I'm not getting @Aaron – vnnogile_user Jul 8 '16 at 7:41
  • You'll have to create a simple module. The tutorial here alanstorm.com/magento_2_mvvm_mvc will give you the tools to implement this. You'll just need the block, template, and a default.xml layout file to position the block. – Aaron Allen Jul 8 '16 at 9:42

Take a look at the places where Magento does this already. If you take a look at the customer modules default.xml:


You will see a call to the code that creates the sign in link:

<referenceBlock name="top.links">
    <block class="Magento\Customer\Block\Account\Link" name="my-account-link">
            <argument name="label" xsi:type="string" translate="true">My Account</argument>
    <block class="Magento\Customer\Block\Account\RegisterLink" name="register-link">
            <argument name="label" xsi:type="string" translate="true">Create an Account</argument>
    <block class="Magento\Customer\Block\Account\AuthorizationLink" name="authorization-link"

I'm pointing out the AuthorizationLink class in this code. This makes a call to a template file that has the logic that fills in the conditions for having a link that changes based on if the user is logged in or not.

/** @var $block \Magento\Customer\Block\Account\AuthorizationLink */
$dataPostParam = '';
if ($block->isLoggedIn()) {
    $dataPostParam = sprintf(" data-post='%s'", $block->getPostParams());
<li class="authorization-link" data-label="<?php echo $block->escapeHtml(__('or')); ?>">
    <a <?php /* @escapeNotVerified */ echo $block->getLinkAttributes(); ?><?php /* @escapeNotVerified */ echo $dataPostParam; ?>>
        <?php echo $block->escapeHtml($block->getLabel()); ?>

While is isn't exactly what you are looking to do (magento always does it's work in the most convoluted way possible), it's a way in the theme to add in blocks that call in templates that will do the kind of work you are looking for.

  • I know that it's coming from there but i'm not getting answer. – vnnogile_user Jul 8 '16 at 4:53
  • There is no way for anyone without that theme to help you with the exact code that you need to get this functionality. The theme is creating a block or container in it's xml for those links, using that block or container to hook into and add your link is the only way to get a template in there that does what you want. Most likely the file driving that is {{theme}}/Magneto_Theme/layout/default.xml but this only a guess. – circlesix Jul 9 '16 at 15:22
  • @circlesix Do you know how the authorization.phtml will call firstly and check that customer is logged in or not? – Rutvee Sojitra Aug 20 '18 at 7:44

There is a setting in the backend to redirect the customer to his dashboard page after logging in.
Look for it in System->Configuration->Customer configuration.

  • 2
    did you posted an answer before question posted ? – Baby in Magento Jul 7 '16 at 11:52
  • I am not getting. Actually i am using custom theme which having 3 links my account ,create account and sign in. but i want to show my account after successfully login. @BabyinMagento – vnnogile_user Jul 7 '16 at 11:54

In magento 2, when you sign In then create an account link is already gone.

I hope this helps..

Regards Gaurav

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