I want to save segment_3 for use on another page for each user, I think the following should work:

{exp:stash:set name="selected_category_url" scope="user" save="yes"}
   {exp:streeng slug="yes" lower="yes"}

On next page:

{exp:stash:get name="selected_category_url" scope="user" save="yes"}

But this isn't working, I've tried various mixes of 'scope' 'user' in both tags, but no luck, what am I doing wrong?

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Make sure the tag you are capturing is actually parsed before you try to save the variable, otherwise you will capture the literal tag pair rather than its output:

{exp:stash:set name="selected_category_url" scope="user" save="yes" parse="yes"}
   {exp:streeng slug="yes" lower="yes"}

Get it like this:

{exp:stash:get name="selected_category_url" scope="user"}

Make sure you have $config['stash_cookie_enabled'] = TRUE in your config, otherwise the user scope will be unavailable.

  • still not working unfortunately. Commented Feb 27, 2019 at 21:56
  • I think I figured why this is not working, the URL is blog/category/mobile and printing the last_segment returns 'blog'! presumably that's expected behaviour? Commented Mar 1, 2019 at 21:56
  • maybe that's not why, I watched the value in the database and it's getting set once but then getting cleared Commented Mar 2, 2019 at 0:08
  • the row in the database is still there but the value is empty Commented Mar 2, 2019 at 0:33
  • I sounds like the value is getting overwritten. The template code that sets the variable should only be run on the initial page. The stash:get should only be run on the next page. Commented Mar 4, 2019 at 14:02

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