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Lesson 13 - Finishing the object-oriented CMS in PHP (MVC)

In the previous lesson, MVC CMS in PHP: Article editor, we finished the article editor and prepared the model for working with users. It today's tutorial, we'll finish up our CMS.

Modifying the controller

First of all, let's teach our system to authenticate users (to check whether they're logged in). We'll add a new method to the abstract controller (Controller.php):

public function authUser($admin = false)
    $userManager = new UserManager();
    $user = $userManager->getUser();
    if (!$user || ($admin && !$user['admin']))
        $this->addMessage('You are not authorized to complete this action.');

The method has an optional parameter where we can set whether a user has to be an administrator. It determines whether


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