I know this has been explained elsewhere, but I wanted a central location I could reference as needed.
So, let’s get started.
If you are on a page in Magento, and want to get information about the currently logged in customer, or on the admin side, the admin user:
// Customer $customer = Mage::getSingleton('customer/session')->getCustomer(); $custName = $customer->getName(); // Gets the customer's name // Admin User $adminUser = Mage::getSingleton('admin/session')->getUser(); $adminName = $adminUser->getName(); // Gets the admin's name.
There are other properties available on the customer and admin user, and these can be selected as well.