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    Login form text help


    I have got a login page and after I log in, it takes me to a page I set in the coding which is great but I want to display some text or have a popup box saying I have successfully logged in, is that possible and if so how do I do it or can someone point me in the right direction please

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    i assume that part of your login you are setting session variables etc, so you should be able to check to see if they are logged in and echo a welcome message, or if you really must have a popup, echo out a css/div 'popup' or use javascript alert(). Popups are crazy annoying though, so i personally would only use them in dev, not live.

    You could equally issue a redirect or echo out the login form if they hit that page and are not logged in.
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    checking the standard session values doesn't work, because that doesn't tell you if the user has just logged in.

    You could simply pass an URL parameter saying "login=true" or something. Of course you could do the same thing with an extra cookie or session value, but I find that kind of oversized. You'd also need to explicitly remove it after the first visit.

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