I'm using a multi-author field (VZ Members) that outputs this for author IDs;


How can I show entries that match the logged in user? Something like:

If logged_in_member_id matches one of these, 4333|3871|3957, then show entry.

Is there a built-in EE way or does this jump to embedded php? (I hope this question isn't too trivial... it feels that way)

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For a normal conditional to work you would have to write it like this:

{if logged_in_member_id == "4333" || logged_in_member_id == "3871"}

However that's not very flexible and isn't going to work with a piped list of IDs. I've written a custom plugin in the past to solve a similar issue. There's a plugin called Pvl Check If on Devot:ee that I think would work in this situation. Your code using the plugin would look something like this:

{exp:pvl_checkif value="{logged_in_member_id}" is_in="{members_field}{id}|{/members_field}" parse="inward"}
    <p>Yes Sir!</p>
    <p>No Sir!</p>

I'm not sure how the variable pair will go inside the plugin parameter... you may need to play around with it a bit. Perhaps try with hardcoded values first.


You should just be able to do {if logged_in_member_id == "4333|3871|3957"}.

Or with VZ Members, which I'm not familiar with, it should be {if logged_in_member_id == "{members_field}{id}|{/members_field}"}

  • That's what I thought too, and it works if one author is selected, but not two or more.
    – Blair
    Mar 21, 2013 at 19:35
  • Hmm. I'm guessing creating member groups is not going to help your case? Mar 21, 2013 at 20:01
  • Unfortunately not. They are already in member groups and this would be to give access on a per-entry basis, like an override to the member group. ...and there's going to be a whole lot of entries.
    – Blair
    Mar 21, 2013 at 21:21
  • Does the {members_field} tag pair inside of a preload variable work? ellislab.com/expressionengine/user-guide/templates/globals/… Mar 21, 2013 at 22:00
  • It passes, but does not solve the problem.
    – Blair
    Mar 22, 2013 at 5:41

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