Using Customer Groups

Customizing your site using Customer Groups

Note: These ideas take advange of the 1.5.8 feature Customer Groups, so they will only be applicable to Zen Cart 1.5.8 and above.

Restricting page to a Customer Group

See Protecting Pages.

Restricting a Shipping Method to a Customer Group

In the __construct method of the shipping module, below the other checks for enabled, add

     if (IS_ADMIN_FLAG !== true) { 
       $allowed_group = 1; 
       if (!(zen_is_logged_in() && zen_customer_belongs_to_group((int)$_SESSION['customer_id'],$allowed_group, true))) {
          $this->enabled = false;
       } 
     } 

Restricting a Payment Method to a Customer Group

In the __construct method of the payment module, below the check which ensres sort_order is set, add

     if (IS_ADMIN_FLAG !== true) { 
       $allowed_group = 1; 
       if (!(zen_is_logged_in() && zen_customer_belongs_to_group((int)$_SESSION['customer_id'],$allowed_group, true))) {
          return false; 
       } 
     } 



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Last modified June 5, 2022 by Scott C Wilson (58d300c6).