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Current user profile data

Version: 5.4 and early


This article shows how to access data of current user in X-Cart. For instance, you are logged in as John Doe, how can X-Cart know your name? This article will show you how to pull this info.

For the sake of example, we will create a new page that will be accessible by cart.php?target=profile_demo URL and it will display message 'This is guest account', if customer is a guest or it will display customer's name and email, if customer is logged in.


Before we get started, we Current user profile data with developer ID XCExample and module ID ProfileDemo. Also, we create a new page that will be accessible by cart.php?target=profile_demo URL.

Once it is done, we go to the classes/XLite/Module/XCExample/ProfileDemo/Controller/Customer/ProfileDemo.php file and add the following methods there:

public function isAnonymous()
$profile = \XLite\Core\Auth::getInstance()->getProfile();

return $profile ? $profile->getAnonymous() : true;

public function getProfile()
return \XLite\Core\Auth::getInstance()->getProfile();

isAnonymous() method will be used in the template of our page in order to determine whether the current user is logged in. The implementation of this method shows how you can access data of the current profile in the PHP code. You simply call this construction: 

$profile = \XLite\Core\Auth::getInstance()->getProfile();

getProfile() method allows us to access current user's profile model.

Now it is time to edit this page's template. We create the skins/customer/modules/XCExample/ProfileDemo/page/profile_demo/body.twig and define its content as follows: 

{% if this.isAnonymous() %}
This is a guest account.
{% else %}
This user is <strong>{{ this.getProfile().getName() }}</strong>({{ this.getProfile().getLogin() }})
{% endif %}

We use getProfile() method to access data of current's user profile. This method exists in every controller, so we did not have to define it ourselves.

After we save the template, we are done with this mod. Now we need to re-deploy the store and check the results in customer area by opening cart.php?target=profile_demo URL. It will return the following result:

Module pack

You can download this module from here: XCExample-ProfileDemo-v5_3_0.tar