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I want to show a custom link for each role on my site. To do so, I will put PHP code in my page.tpl.php. I want to add an if statement that checks if the current user's role is equal to something, then print the link.

How can I get the current user role?

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    Putting PHP in page.tpl.php violates Drupal programming style, of-course the extendibility of your theme. Better way is to make a block and give permission to it through block configuration page. – niksmac Apr 17 '12 at 4:48
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global $user;
if($user->roles[1] || $user->roles[2]){
//Do Something
}
  • The code just check the user has two roles; whatever they are are, the control statement is executed. – kiamlaluno Apr 17 '12 at 4:42
  • Has either* role – Brock Hensley May 8 '14 at 20:14

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