Last updated October 1, 2011. Created on October 29, 2009.
Edited by JuliaKM, figaro, pawel.traczynski. Log in to edit this page.

If you have a block that you want to set visible only for logged in users, follow these easy steps:

  1. Go to Administration -> Build -> Blocks page;
  2. Select "Configure" link next to the name of the block that you want to set visible only for logged in users;
  3. After the page reloads scroll down to the "Page specific visibility settings" field, select "Show if the following PHP code returns TRUE (PHP-mode, experts only)" option and paste the following code in the field "Pages" showed below the selection options:
global $user;
  return (bool)

To display the block only for anonymous users use the following code:

global $user;
  return !(bool)

Note: to use this method the PHP filter module must be enabled!

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amandalaine’s picture

The "Show if the following PHP code returns TRUE (PHP-mode, experts only)" field exists in Drupal7, so I tried these steps anyway (even though above it says it's only for Drupal6), and it doesn't work.

Anyone know how to fix that? This seems like such a handy fix... but it doesn't work in Drupal7.

amandalaine’s picture

I found out this does work ONLY if you apply it to a block you've created. If you apply it to a default block, it gets ignored.

However, it's a default block that I NEED to change. (I want to set the content region to only be visible for authenticated users.) I also made other changes to default blocks and not ONE of those took. Only changes that I make to a block, which I've created, actually take effect.

That's a problem. Why?

gerbreown’s picture

If you go to:
Visibility settings
Show block for selected role, you can select the role that you want to see/not see the block.

This works for all blocks.

Hope this helps.

armin1980’s picture

I created a block I want only anonymous user see. I used the above php code however when I use the block as a content in the panel, it simply ignores the PHP code. what should I do?

dhineshr’s picture

Thanks it helped me!!


see15_aug’s picture

Thanks. It helps me

mesaonka’s picture

Yeah. It is also help me.

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