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Best method to determine if request is in cms / admin


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4 October 2011 at 4:53pm (Last edited: 4 October 2011 4:53pm), Community Member, 51 Posts

I'd like to decorator to augment searchable fields only if the request is within the cms / admin section of the site. So far I do the detection as follows;

if(substr(Controller::curr()->getRequest()->getURL(), 0, 6) == 'admin/')

There's a few flaws I see in this;

1. It is long.
2. It is hardcoded & I don't account for the admin section changing from 'admin/'. (e.g. it doesn't use a static method to determine the actual base CMS url).

Is there a better & more recommended method?



4 October 2011 at 8:20pm Community Member, 288 Posts

I've no idea if it's the recommended way of doing it or not but I use

if (is_subclass_of(Controller::curr(), "LeftAndMain"))

This won't break if the URL changes but if the base class changes you're screwed.


4 October 2011 at 11:37pm Forum Moderator, 1796 Posts

I have decorated the LeftAndMain class to manipulate certain things. I would register if I have passed through there in order to tell if I was in the admin section.

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