how to add remove header links conditionally. I am trying to show my account link only when the customer is logged in. Otherwise it should be hidden. How to do the same using xml files.

  • For that use plugin – Nikhil Vaghela Mar 1 '17 at 10:09
  • @NikhilVaghela, which plugin, please suggest name. – amit_game Mar 1 '17 at 10:10
  • @NikhilVaghela : So, do you mean it cannot be done using xml, because I am trying to achieve this by making modifications in theme – Pankaj Bhope Mar 1 '17 at 10:10
  • check my update ans., it's working – Nikhil Vaghela Mar 1 '17 at 10:52


<?xml version="1.0"?>
<config xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:Event/etc/events.xsd">

    <event name="layout_load_before">
        <observer name="vendor_test_layout_load_before" instance="Vendor\Test\Observer\LayoutLoadBefore" />


namespace Vendor\Test\Observer;

use Magento\Framework\Event\ObserverInterface;
use Magento\Framework\App\Filesystem\DirectoryList;

class LayoutLoadBefore implements ObserverInterface 

    public function execute(\Magento\Framework\Event\Observer $observer)
        // add your condition here 

    $objectManager = \Magento\Framework\App\ObjectManager::getInstance();

        $layout = $observer->getData('layout');
         <referenceBlock name="top.links">           
          <referenceBlock name="register-link" remove="true" />            

       // condition over here

        return $this;


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