I'm trying to find out how to make a direct link from content profile node view/edit page to it's account page.

As an admin role when I check somebody's profile node I sometimes also need to check his/her account. So it would be much easier if I can make a direct link.

I need this link to be visible only to Admin role. Is there any way to make it?

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Quick and easy/dirty on the view page at least, in your node template for your content profile type, let's assume it is node-profile.tpl.php, you could add something like

<?php if (user_access('administer users') && $page): ?>
  <?php print l('User Account For This Profile', 'user/' . $node->uid);
<?php endif; ?>

wherever you wanted that link. If you want it on the teasers of the node as well, eg, if the profiles are listed in a view or on the front page, etc, just take out the && $page otherwise this will only show up in the full node pages. You can also pick any permission you want, I just grabbed the first one that made sense to me :)

ADDITION: if you actually have a role called 'Admin' you can check for it like this:

   global $user;
   if (in_array('Admin',array_values($user->roles)) && $page) {
      print l('User Account For This Profile', 'user/' . $node->uid);
  • and if you don't have node templates for individual types, just add $node->type=='profile' && into the if :)
    – Jimajamma
    Jul 17, 2012 at 20:10
  • Thanks for your detailed explanation. It perfectly works for my need :)
    – chinita7
    Jul 18, 2012 at 2:38

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