Jon (jonk2474) wrote in component_help,

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Component that is shown only to friends?

While I'm asking questions, I might as well ask one more. (I've searched for an answer, but I can't see anything that pertains to this.)

Is it possible to have a text box on my recent entries page that only shows up if a friend is viewing my journal? In the upper right corner I have a box that links to my photo albums. I have two different albums - one for anyone to see, and another for my friends. I'd like to have the one link show up only for my friends, and the other link for everyone else (I don't want everyone to see my friends album). Ideally, I'd like to use the same text box for both (if there's a way to make it change depending on who's reading it). If that's not possible, I could just have the public link stay there all the time and have another box show up for my friends to see. (I'm not sure if any of these scenarios are possible.)

The only way that I can think to do this now is to make a friends only entry containing the address of my album, and have a link to the entry in a text box (so my friends could click it and see the address, but non-friends wouldn't be able to access it). This works, but it's not quite as nice as I'd like...

I hope that made sense. I'm pretty competent, so just point me in the right direction (if there is one). Anyway, thanks for any help!

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