I have page where the content depends on whether you are logged in or not. This is the tag that I used to check

{if logged_out}

However, even if I am logged out, I always get to the second part which is meant for logged in users.

I have cleared the cache from EE and the cookies from my browser. But it did not help.

Which parts of EE should I be looking for to solve this problem?

Some more information

  • I am using the url below to log out


  • I am using Safecracker Registration. All the kinks with upgrading to 2.7.1 have been worked out.


I outputted some variables and I got this

logged_in_member_id: 1
logged_in_group_id: 1

Another UPDATE:

I have Template A and Template B.

Template A embeds Template B.

I added code to show logged_in status in both Templates

    {if logged_in}
        LOGGED IN

    {if logged_out}
        LOGGED OUT

The problem is that in Template A, logged_in is FALSE

but in Template B, logged_in is TRUE

This is weird. So {logged_in} can be changed?

2 Answers 2




The & will probably be treated as part of the string instead of the divider between query strings.

Also try (just to keep it simple):


Assuming the logout is working and it's the conditional that's at fault, try this conditional instead:

{if logged_out}
{if logged_in}
  • The redirect is a great option, but I would also make the redirect create a login. You could also make the content secure and hidden if member_group == whatever the membergroup needs to be. That works good to.
    – Cam
    Oct 7, 2013 at 15:22
  • I tried the conditional but they still always evalute to logged_in Oct 14, 2013 at 4:20
  • No {logged_in} can't be changed between embeds, so if that's occurring, something else is incorrect - you'd need to provide your full template code for the template that is incorrectly reporting logged in (or out). Also have you tried access Template B directly (without going through Template A)? Oct 14, 2013 at 8:23

It's rather strange you're getting different results on different templates.

The overall problem though must have something to do with the parse order, since the {if:else} advanced conditional never really worked for me in EE when applied to a logged_in conditional. You have to consider that an "advanced" conditional is evaluated much later in the parsing order, so it might apply to your situation if it's included inside some {exp} tags.

What version do you have installed? I read that some new parsing rules have been introduced with the latest EE releases. If you have the possibility to update I would do so, otherwise I would stick with:

{if logged_out}
{if logged_in}

You can also give a try to this module: http://devot-ee.com/add-ons/switchee or this one: https://github.com/croxton/ifElse I haven't tested them yet, but apparently they make the advanced conditionals parse earlier in EE templates. Share the results if you happen to try that.

  • Thanks for the response. I am using EE 2.7.2. Btw, if you look at my example above, I did not use {if:else} since I too have problems with it in the past. Oct 16, 2013 at 13:40
  • It can't return two different statuses in two different templates. Can you post more of your code from the templates?
    – Milksamsa
    Oct 16, 2013 at 14:46

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