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February 02, 2012 11:01am

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  • #1 / Feb 02, 2012 11:01am


    176 posts

    Is there an example of EE code if creating a link to the control panel to put in a template? or do you just have to hardcode it?

    so if logged in - show CP Home link.

    Can only find one that links to profiles, which I don’t use.

  • #2 / Feb 03, 2012 5:27pm

    Dan Decker

    7338 posts

    Hi stevo_s,

    There isn’t a pre-set variable for it, but you could assign the link to a global variable and then call that in your template based on member level. If you are using admin.php you can use this in your template as well:



  • #3 / Feb 03, 2012 5:48pm

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    Andrew Fairlie

    126 posts

    If you’re using it in multiple contexts I would set it as a snippet which is just :-

    <a href="http://{site_url}admin.php">Control Panel</a>

    You could alternatively make it a Global Variable of:-

    <a href="/admin.php">Control Panel</a>

    But if you were to implement the GV across 5 templates and then realise you need to use EE code it’d be a mess, so may as well jump right into Snippets for this. In addition it only works in a neat way if you’re admin is on the top level of the domain.

    Of course if you’re only using the link in a global footer template, you may stick it directly into the template.

  • #4 / Feb 04, 2012 6:11am


    176 posts

    Great thanks.

  • #5 / Feb 04, 2012 7:24am


    176 posts

    BTW I created another topic on this, but is it secure to allow access to the admin login url anyway?
    And is it best to change it to admin673.php or something?

  • #6 / Feb 04, 2012 10:10am

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  • #7 / Feb 04, 2012 12:07pm


    176 posts

    Thanks Boyink! hadn’t seen that one before.


  • #8 / Feb 04, 2012 12:28pm

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    Shane Eckert

    7174 posts

    Hi stevo_s,

    Thanks to Mike!

    It looks like you are all sorted now.

    Thanks you for using the forums!


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