I have added two links to customer dashboard "Proposals" and "Documentaion". I have also added a customer group "xyz". I want to only show the mentioned group. Similarly, I want to hide these two links for other groups.

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I would suggest below reference code. There are two ways to do this

  1. Create a new layout that will work filter based on the customer group. Forex customer_group_general.xml. In this file, you can hide/remove the left navigation link which you have added using the XML file. Please follow the steps to create a new layout:
  • Create a new module
  • Add di.xml file in the etc/frontend folder
<?xml version="1.0"?>
<config xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:ObjectManager/etc/config.xsd">
    <type name="Magento\Framework\View\Result\Page">
        <plugin name="[pluginName]" type="[Vendor]\[ModuleName]\Plugin\[ClassName]" sortOrder="10"/>
  • Create plugin php file in your module in app/code/[codePool]/[Vendor]/[ModuleName]/Plugin/[ClassName].php

namespace [Vendor]\[ModuleName]\Plugin;

use Magento\Customer\Model\Session;
use Magento\Framework\View\Result\Page;
use Magento\Store\Model\GroupFactory;

class [ClassName]
    protected $customerSession;

    protected $groupFactory;

    public function __construct(
        Session $customerSession,
        GroupFactory $groupFactory
    ) {
        $this->customerSession = $customerSession;
        $this->groupFactory = $groupFactory;

    public function afterAddPageLayoutHandles(Page $subject)
        $group = $this->groupFactory->create()
        if ($group->getId() >= 0) {
            $handle = sprintf("customer_group_%s", strtolower(preg_replace("/[^A-Za-z0-9]/", '_', $group->getName())));

        return $subject;

Now you can create a customer_group_default.xml and update the link based on your requirement. Please review the reference link for more details.


  1. Create a custom link that will come from the phtml file. In phtml file, you can add your conditions and it will update in the left navigation.
<block class="Custom\Sales\Block\Link" name="downloads-new" template="Custom_Sales::link.phtml">
        <argument name="sortOrder" xsi:type="number">210</argument>


<?php if($block->hidelink()):?>
<li class="custom link" > 
<a href="<?= /* @noEscape */
$block->getUrl('test/index/index')?>" class="custom-link">
   <?php echo __("My Link")?>
<?php }?>


namespace Custom\Sales\Block;

use Magento\Customer\Block\Account\SortLinkInterface;

 * Class Link
 * @api
 * @SuppressWarnings(PHPMD.DepthOfInheritance)
 * @since 100.0.2
class Link extends \Magento\Framework\View\Element\Html\Link implements SortLinkInterface
     * {@inheritdoc}
     * @since 101.0.0
    public function getSortOrder()
        return $this->getData(self::SORT_ORDER);

    public function hideLink() {
        //Add condition
        return false;


In block, you can load current logged in customer and sent true or false flag in the link.phtml

I hope this will help you.

Thanks. If you need any help, please let me know.

  • Let me try this
    – Tanmay
    Commented Oct 12, 2020 at 18:42
  • This will only hide custom links what I want to achive is that when the particular customer belongs to group it will display only custom links other wise it will hide it.
    – Tanmay
    Commented Oct 12, 2020 at 18:49
  • It means you also want to hide the Magento default customer links as well when particular customer login from a specific group, is it?
    – Nits
    Commented Oct 13, 2020 at 4:35
  • Yes I want to hide default links as well
    – Tanmay
    Commented Oct 13, 2020 at 7:55
  • then you have to create a module as I have mentioned in the above comment and create a catalog_group_groupname.xml file and hide links from the XML file. Else you can add css (display:none) for particular links based on the current customer login and call that phtml file on all the customer_account pages(I would not prefer this solution).
    – Nits
    Commented Oct 13, 2020 at 9:13

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