i want to remove magento top link My Account if user is not logged in ,i do not want to modify core files, i tried to get solution but could not find any working one .

i tried below method in : "Magento_Customer/layout/default.xml"

    <referenceBlock name="top.links">
        <referenceBlock name="my-account-link" remove="true" />

but it gives Error :

Element 'customer_logout': This element is not expected. Expected is one of ( attribute, block, referenceBlock, referenceContainer, container, move, uiComponent ).

  • What is the Url of your My account ?
    – PЯINCƎ
    Commented Oct 7, 2018 at 16:37
  • example.com/customer/account left to login Commented Oct 7, 2018 at 16:39
  • by default magento only show sign in link. once a customer log in then only it will show my account
    – Pawan
    Commented Oct 7, 2018 at 17:32

2 Answers 2


There is no customer_logout layout handle in M2, so You can't do with xml, there is no more customer_logged_in, customer_logged_out like M1

Solution1: It's depends to your theme, try to enable the path hints, and find if you find the phtml who display "My Account" Then add if($block->customerLoggedIn()) condition arround that link.

Solution2: If your link is added via Xml, you have to create an observer with layout_load_before event, then you can add $layout->addHandle('customer_logged_in') something like:

$layout = $observer->getEvent()->getLayout();
if ($this->customerSession->isLoggedIn()) {
} else {

Check this link, you have a full solution.


you can't do it via layout instead you have to do it with knockout js / phtml file . Edit your theme header.phtml file in Magento_Theme/templates/html folder and add condition like this :

<li data-bind="scope: 'customer'">
<!-- ko if: customer().firstname  -->
<a href="<?php echo $this->getUrl('customer/account/'); ?>" style="display:none;" data-bind="style: {display:'inline'}">
    <span class="icon-account"><i>My Account</i></span></a>
<!-- /ko -->

<script type="text/x-magento-init">
"*": {
  "Magento_Ui/js/core/app": {
    "components": {
      "customer": {
        "component": "Magento_Customer/js/view/customer"
  • in header.html i see <?php echo $this->getChildHtml("top.links"); ?> where is path to edit top links file Commented Oct 9, 2018 at 19:33

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