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can anyone tell me how to create a custom link ("MY VEHICLE") in the dropdown from username of a logged in user. I am a beginner and have no idea where to start, any help is greatly appretiated


Find a block that renders those elements and try this

<referenceContainer name="block-name">
    <block class="Magento\Framework\View\Element\Html\Link\Current" name="home" after="-">
            <argument name="class" xsi:type="string">custom-link-class</argument>
            <argument name="label" xsi:type="helper" helper="Vendor\Module\Helper\Menu::getVehicleLinkLabel></argument>
            <argument name="path" xsi:type="helper" helper="Vendor\Module\Helper\Menu::getVehicleLinkUrl"/>

then create helper class like

namespace Vendor\Module\Helper;

use Magento\Framework\App\Helper\AbstractHelper;
use Magento\Framework\App\Helper\Context;
use Magento\Customer\Model\Session;

class Menu extends AbstractHelper
    protected $customerSession;

    public function __construct(Context $context, Session $customerSession)
        $this->customerSession = $customerSession;

    public function getVehicleLinkLabel()
        return $this->customerSession->isLoggedIn() ? __("My Vehicle (%1)", $this->customerSession->getCustomer()->getName()) : null;

    public function getVehicleLinkUrl()
        return $this->_urlBuilder->getUrl('link/to/page');

Remember that block may be cached by full page cache and block_html so this customer dependent link might require some tweaking to generate correctly for each customer.

  • is there something i need to add along with these, i just tried adding to magento-customer core module (not the best practice, just wanted to see if it will work, and its just a local machine) nothing happened, i didn't change the code in anyway(except for a quote that you seem to be missing), can you tell me if i am doing something wrong? – HKR Mar 20 '17 at 11:12
  • What exactly you've added and to which class? – Zefiryn Mar 20 '17 at 11:20
  • i added the xml part to customer_account_index.xml layout page and created a helper Menu.php – HKR Mar 20 '17 at 11:59
  • Link to customer_account_index.xml, in case you want to see what i did – HKR Mar 20 '17 at 12:08
  • You are missing one </block>, check pastebin.com/Hv7taV3e – Zefiryn Mar 20 '17 at 12:42

i got it to work another way, its similar to the codes @Zefiryn gave.


namespace [vendor]\[module]\Block;
class Link extends \Magento\Framework\View\Element\Html\Link
public function __construct(
    \Magento\Framework\View\Element\Template\Context $context,
    array $data = []
) {
    parent::__construct($context, $data);

 * Render block HTML.
 * @return string
protected function _toHtml() {
    return '<li><a'.$this->getLinkAttributes().'>'.$this->escapeHtml($this->getLabel()).'</a></li>';


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<page xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"  xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:View/Layout/etc/page_configuration.xsd">
    <referenceBlock name="top.links">
        <block class="[vendor]\[module]\Block\Link" name="test-top-link" before="my-account-link">
                <argument name="label" xsi:type="string" translate="true">Something</argument>

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