How To Stay A Current Page After Login In Miva

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In this article, I will guide you on how to stay on the current page after login in Miva. As a developer who has worked extensively with Miva, I understand the importance of maintaining the user’s context and providing a seamless experience. Let’s dive into the details!

Understanding the Login Process in Miva

Before we can discuss how to stay on the current page after login in Miva, it’s essential to understand the login process in Miva. When a user tries to access a protected page, Miva redirects them to the login page. After successful authentication, Miva then redirects the user to a default location, which is typically the homepage. This default behavior can be a problem if we want the user to stay on the page they intended to access.

Modifying the Login Behavior in Miva

To ensure that the user stays on the current page after login, we need to modify the default login behavior. Thankfully, Miva provides us with an easy way to achieve this by using the special “__MvReturnUrl” parameter.

The “__MvReturnUrl” parameter allows us to specify the URL where the user should be redirected after a successful login. By appending this parameter to the login URL, we can dynamically set the return location.

For example, let’s say the user tries to access a protected page at “https://example.com/protected-page”. Instead of redirecting the user to the homepage, we can construct the login URL as follows:

https://example.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=LOGN&ReturnUrl=/protected-page

By including the “__MvReturnUrl” parameter with the desired return location, we can ensure that the user is redirected back to the protected page after login.

Implementing the Modified Login URL

Implementing the modified login URL in your Miva store is a straightforward process. Simply update the login links or buttons on your protected pages to include the “__MvReturnUrl” parameter with the appropriate value.

If you’re using a template or a CMS that generates the login URL dynamically, you’ll need to modify the code responsible for generating the login URL. Locate the code snippet that generates the login URL and append the “__MvReturnUrl” parameter with the desired return location.

Remember to properly URL-encode the return location to ensure that it works correctly. Most programming languages and frameworks provide built-in functions or libraries for URL encoding.

Conclusion

By modifying the login behavior in Miva and using the “__MvReturnUrl” parameter, we can effectively keep the user on the current page after login. This enhances the user experience and ensures that users can seamlessly access the content they intended to view.

As a developer, it’s essential to consider the user’s context and provide a smooth flow throughout the login process. With the approach mentioned in this article, you can take control of the login behavior in Miva and deliver a more user-friendly experience.