Using Customer's Name Throughout the Site Like the Login Page Zencart

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Post By: guest | 01-20-2013 07:57 Reply


When customers log in they see a message like:

Hello [customer's name]! Would you like to see our newest additions?

How can I use the customer's name throughout the site on different pages?

What are the PHP variables and where do I put them? I would love to do this. I think it would really customize the user's experience. I hope someone has the answer.


I found the solution to my problem. I asked a friend of mine and he showed me this PHP code:


<?php  echo $_SESSION['customer_first_name']?>

Which is in the languages/english/index.php file. Now, I can use the customer's name throughout the site. I can say:

Thank you <?php echo $_SESSION['customer_first_name']?>. But this only works if the person has logged in.

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