Is it possible to hide certain top links depending on the customer group? As we have anew feature which we have added a link to in the top link but it is only available to certain customers.

We have declared the link an xml file, and shows up perfectly i just now need to know if it is possible to hide the link if a customer is not logged in or is logged in but is not in a certain group

<reference name="top.links">
                <block type="advancedquickorder/index" name="add.advancedquickorder.link">
                    <action method="addAdvancedquickorderLink" ifconfig="advancedquickorder/general/active"><param>top</param></action>              

Add the below codes, In config.xml


In observer.php

class Namespace_Mymodule_Model_Observer

    public function addmyblock(Varien_Event_Observer $observer){

        $loggedIn = Mage::getSingleton('customer/session')->isLoggedIn();
        // add Handler when customer is loggedin
            $groupId = Mage::getSingleton('customer/session')->getCustomerGroupId(); 
            $groupname = Mage::getModel('customer/group')->load($groupId)->getCustomerGroupCode();
            if($groupname == "group name"){
                $layout = $observer->getLayout();
                $layout->getUpdate()->addUpdate('<reference name="top.links">
                                <remove name="add.advancedquickorder.link"/></reference>');              

You can remove any of the top links with the above code

  • I took the group name bit out and just done the IF statement from the groupID – Adam Allen Jun 8 '15 at 14:55

You can do this by create handler according to Customer group using magento/event observer.

On controller_action_layout_load_before event fire an observer which will insert a new handler on current layout.

This layout name should be dynamic basic of Customer group name.

If a general group customer is loggin then it handler anme is customer_group_general

Logic like customer_group_CustomerGROUPCODE.

Config.xml code is : `



Observer code:

class Magento_Stackexchange70064_Model_Observer{

    public function addCustomerLoadLayout($observer)
        $loggedIn = Mage::getSingleton('customer/session')->isLoggedIn();
        // add Handler when customer is loggedin

        $groupId = Mage::getSingleton('customer/session')->getCustomerGroupId();
        //Get customer Group name

        $group = Mage::getModel('customer/group')->load($groupId);

        // add handler to current layout
        //Mage::log('customer_group_'.strtolower($group->getData('customer_group_code')), null, 'logfile.log');


You can full modules at Github

Then those handler and using layout tag remove attribute remove the a toplink for a particular customer grop

For example:

suppose want to remove add.advancedquickorder.link block for general Customer group.

Then try this

   <reference name="top.links"><remove name="add.advancedquickorder.link"/></reference>
  • I implemented your solution but it didnt seem to work, i just wanted to check with you that i was implementing it correct. I created a directory in app/code/local/CGroup/CGroup/etc and Model and added your config code to the app/code/local/CGroup/CGroup/etc and added the observe code to the app/code/local/CGroup/CGroup/Model but changing the class to class CGroup_CGroup_Model_Observer. Is that correct or am i mssing something? – Adam Allen Jun 5 '15 at 9:43
  • There are issue xml , i have update code – Amit Bera Jun 6 '15 at 4:52
  • I used all the files from Github but it still doesnt work – Adam Allen Jun 8 '15 at 12:44

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