Want to know if the person that's viewing your custom block is authenticated? Need to change the elements visible on the page based on a user's permissions or roles? Want to display a welcome message for users returning to your site?
All of these things require knowing who the user is that's currently accessing a page. This can be accomplished by using the 'current_user' service to load an object that contains information about the current user. As well as methods for checking permissions, and retrieving additional information.
In this tutorial we'll:
- Define what "current user" means
- Use the 'current_user' service to retrieve an implementation of
- Retrieve information about, and check the permissions of, the current user
By the end of this tutorial you should be able to retrieve and make use of information about the applications current user in order to perform logic in your code that customizes the response for different users.
Over the years we've developed some techniques for practicing that we wanted to share. At Drupalize.Me we take hugging seriously. In this tutorial we'll look at the art, and science, of giving a good hug. The Merriam Webster dictionary defines the word hug as; squeeze (someone) tightly in one's arms, typically to express affection.
Did you know there are all kinds of different hugs that you can give? In this tutorial we'll look at:
- Defining what a hug is
- Some of the many types of hugs in the world today
- Precautions you may want to familiarize yourself with before hugging
- And the importance of proper technique
Lets go ahead and get started shall we?