Password protect category pages customisation

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9 years 3 months ago #101761

Hi all,

I have been posting in another thread regarding a customisation of Hikashop. Xavier of Hikashop suggested I come here for my answer.

Here's the thread so far:

But to summarise, here's what I'm after:

I am setting up a shop that will sell photos taken at sports events.

Some of the photos will be of children, so I want to protect these from the general public as much as possible.

At each event where photographs are taken a passkey will be published. This will enable registered users to the site to access the selection of photos from that event. I know this is not a super secure way of protecting the photos, but I think at least it will provide some security.

So when the user gets to the site they will first have to register - then they will be given a list of events. When they click on their specific event they will have to enter the published passkey before they see the photos from that event. This will be a category within Hikashop.

In the previous thread, Xavier from Hikashop, gave me the following advice:

I think that you have to use the custom fields on the table category to set a password by category.
Then edit the view which is listing the products, generally "product / listing_img_title" and in this view add a check for the password.


So I have added a custom field called "passkey".

He then told me to add the following code:
if(!empty($this->element->passkey) && $app->getUserState( HIKASHOP_COMPONENT.'.passkey') != $this->element->passkey){
	// Display only a form to enter the passkey
		// > when pressing submit, save the value in session, and reload the page.
		// To save in session, you can use: $app->setUserState( HIKASHOP_COMPONENT.'.passkey',JRequest::getVar('passkey',''));
}elseif(empty($this->element->passkey) || $app->getUserState( HIKASHOP_COMPONENT.'.passkey') == $this->element->passkey){
	// Display the the code
}
And he told me to add it here:

Add it in the view "product / listing" before:
if(($this->params->get('show_image') && !empty($this->element->file_path))|| ($this->params->get('show_description',!$this->module)&&!empty($this->element->category_description))){


I've done this, but got the following error:

"Fatal error: Call to a member function getUserState() on a non-object in mysite/templates/js_memo/html/com_hikashop/product/listing.php on line 117"


Xavier said:

That's probably because $app is not declared, you can use '$app = JFactory::getApplication();'


That's when he told me to post here, in the commercial jobs.

I am not a coder so I don't understand how to use the $app solution.

Can anybody help, please.

Regards

Duncan McFarlane


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8 years 10 months ago #127405

Hi Duncan.
I have the same needs, to protect categories and/or products with a password.
Did you find someone the solve the problem ?

Thank you.

Regards

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8 years 10 months ago #127475

Hi Gazweb,

Contact Xavier at Hikashop, he helped me through it in the end in his spare time. Works fine.

Duncan


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