I have a link which I've added to the Account Navigation in Magento2. It's called VIP Customer Info.

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I would like to be able to hide or disable this link depending on weather the customer is logged in and belongs to the VIP customer group.

Any suggestions on how this could be possible? I have tried the method below but it didn't work :(

Maybe I need to manage it from template file?

I thought I could achieve this by using a method from custom block in view/frontend/layout/customer_account.xml

<referenceBlock name="customer_account_navigation">
    <block class="Holy\Vip\Block\Html\Link\Vip" name="customer-account-navigation-vip-info-link">
        <action method="isVipCustomer">
                <argument name="label" xsi:type="string" translate="true">VIP Customer Info</argument>
                <argument name="path" xsi:type="string">vip/customer/info</argument>

But this didn't work, it just stopped the link from being rendered at all.

This is my block class:


namespace Holy\Vip\Block\Html\Link;

class Vip extends \Magento\Framework\View\Element\Html\Link\Current
    public function isVipCustomer()
        return true;

Unfortunately, this does not work. It just shows a empty space with a link to the homepage no matter what the return value:

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  • Not sure if this applies in your case but private content should be handled client-side, see the official docs for more info. Since private content is specific to individual users, it’s reasonable to handle it on the client (i.e., web browser).
    – Ben Crook
    Jan 26, 2018 at 15:17
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    Refer this answer: magento.stackexchange.com/a/190842/35758 Jan 26, 2018 at 18:34

1 Answer 1


You can use toHtml() method

public function toHtml(){
           return parent::toHtml();
      return null;

You can replace if condition with some valid condition

  • thanks, I think return null is better though?
    – Holly
    Jan 28, 2018 at 17:06
  • this doesn't work in Magento 2.3, Any help? Mar 22, 2019 at 21:57

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