I need to implement some business rules based on the following:

  1. The current user's {group_id}
  2. The group id of the author of a particular Channel entry

I need to implement this rule within the {exp:channel:entries}, I suppose. In that loop, I'll have access to {author_id}, which possibly could be used somehow to get it's associated group id???

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Documentation is a good place to start:



{member_group} or {group_id}

also (if in channel:entries tag pair and don't want conflict):


Entry Authors details:

    {author_id} or {member_id} will be the same inside entries loop
    {group_id} will be authors group inside entries loop

Get custom member details:

{exp:member:custom_profile_data member_id="?????"}
  • This seems problematic. In the loop, I need to implement some sort of business logic that needs to compare the CURRENT USER's group id and the AUTHOR's group id. You're saying that the value of {group_id} depends on whether or not it's in the {exp:channel:entries}? Commented Jul 14, 2013 at 21:14
  • Use this inside channel:entries tag pair: {if {logged_in_group_id} == {group_id}}...{/if} Commented Jul 15, 2013 at 12:21
  • Thank you! After much hair-pulling, {logged_in_group_id} saved my scalp..! Commented Oct 21, 2015 at 10:51

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