I've looked everywhere, and can't seem to find an answer to my problem. I've written some code to toggle between a log in block and, once the user has logged in, a line of text that includes both a link to the logged-in user's profile (I have the Profile 2 module installed) and a log out link.

Both the log in block and the line of text display nicely on my site when users log in and out. The problem comes when I click on the user profile link, which takes me to the user's profile page (which is correct). But then, when I click the "log out" link while on the profile page, it throws an error, rolling the two URLs into one.

Here is the code I included on the page.tpl.php:

    global $user;
    $var1 = $user->name;
    $var2 = 'Welcome back' . " " . '<a href="/users/' . 
    str_ireplace(' ', '-', $var1) .  '">' . ucwords($user->name) . '</a>' . " " . '|' . " " . '<a href="user/logout">Log Out</a>';
    if ($user->uid == false) {    
      print render($page['code']); 
    else {
<div id="style2">
  <?php print $var2; ?>

(Not that it matters, I'm sure, but a few lines of this code are wrapped in div wrappers that this post wouldn't allow me to include.) When a user logs out from the profile page, this is the URL that results:


Which obviously doesn't do the job of logging the user out. I want to emphasize that on every other page I've tested, the user can hit the log out link and be logged out with no problem; the issue only exists when trying to log out from the profile page. I suspect that I've coded something wrong with respect to the link HTML, but can't seem to figure out what the issue is. Any help would be much appreciated, thank you.

  • Beside the answer below there seem to be a missing the closing </div> of <div id="style2">
    – Emil Orol
    Apr 24, 2013 at 18:52
  • Yeah, for some reason the text editor wouldn't let me include those div tags, so I had to delete them for the purposes of this post. Thanks, redhatlab!
    – Drupguy
    Apr 24, 2013 at 19:13

1 Answer 1


The issue is you have href="users/logout" not href="/users/logout", eg, it's a relative url, and thus building upon where you are in your site.

  • Yep, that did it! Thanks, Jimajamma. Except now, I'm getting an "Undefined property: stdClass::$name" error where I have included "$user->name". I'm not finding an explanation to why this is happening online. Anyone have any ideas?
    – Drupguy
    Apr 24, 2013 at 19:12
  • if you are getting $name as the undefined property, check if you are doing $user->$name somewhere instead of $user->name :)
    – Jimajamma
    Apr 24, 2013 at 19:37
  • That's not the problem, unfortunately, Jimajamma - my code is displayed in my original post, and I use $user->name twice - I didn't use $name at all.
    – Drupguy
    Apr 24, 2013 at 19:51
  • If it was working before and the only thing you added was a / to the href, something else has been "fat fingered" for no better word :(
    – Jimajamma
    Apr 24, 2013 at 20:48

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