Hide Branch Names

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Hide Branch Names
Summary On the Person Profile, hides branch names unless the user is an administrator or has a branch restriction, in which case, only matching branches are shown.
Mod Updated 15 May 2018
Download link v12.0.0.4a.zip
TNG 12.0
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Author(s) Robin Richmond
Homepage [https//www.org/family/ Robin Richmond's Genealogy Database]
Mod Support My Mod Support form or TNG Community Forums
Contact Developer My Mod Support form
Latest Mod v12.0.0.4a
Min TNG V 10.1
Max TNG V at least 12.2
Files modified
Related Mods

Purpose of the Mod

In the Person Profile, this mod limits the visibility of the branches to which an Individual is assigned.

  1. Administrators see all branch names assigned to all Individuals.
  2. Non-logged-in users and users without a branch restriction never see any branch assignments.
  3. Users who have a branch restrict may see their branch name, depending on a mod option.

Mod Options

The one option allows logged-in users with a branch assignment to see their branch name when they view the Person Profile for any individual who is a assigned to their branch.

The branch assignment that is relevant to this mod is branch to which this user is restricted and has nothing to do with branch assignments associated with a possible Person record associated with the User.

Compatibility With Other Mods

There are no apparent conflicts, but there are so many mods that affect the Person Profile that I haven't tested them all against this mod. Please contact me if you encounter any conflicts.

Related Mods

  1. Show Branch Members doesn't have a dependent relationship with this mod, but it also affects the display of branch names in the Person Profile. [[Show Branch Members] turns whatever branch names are displayed into hyperlinks that show a list of the branch's members.
  2. This mod supplies information that is used by the optional mod Show Mod Names. If you don't install Show Mod Names, you simply won't see the "Show Mods" at the bottom of the Person Profile. Note that end-users are unlikely to see the "Show Mods" button in any case, since the default value of a Show Mod Names option omits the "Show Mods" button from pages viewed by end-users.


This mod uses the standard installation process. [Show Installation Details]


  • A working TNG installation.
  • An installed current version of the Mod Manager.
  • You should backup files listed in the panel on the right.


  1. Remove and delete previous version of this mod.
  2. Backup the files updated by this mod. They are listed in the panel at the upper right.
  3. Download the .zip file, Extract its .cfg file to the mods folder.
  4. Follow the normal automated installation for Mod Manager, as shown in the example Mod Manager - Installing Config Files.


  1. Try using the Mod Manager Remove capability
  2. Contact me through My Mod Support form.
[Hide Details]



Note the circled branch name, visible to anyone who can see the person's name.

Hide branch names-before.png

The branch name is now invisible to non-administrators and to users not restricted by a matching branch.

Hide branch names-after.png
AFTER: If you have installed Show Mod Names, this mod will join other compliant mods in a list at the bottom of the page.
Person profile modlist.png

Revision History

Mod Version TNG Version Date Note 12.0+ 15 May 2018 No functional changes; made compatible with TNGv12. 10.0.0-10.1.3 14 Feb 2016 - Uses Show Mod Names v2 10.0.0-10.1.3 6 Dec 2015 - Uses the mod name display functionality defined by Show Mod Names

- Reworked code to be compatible with Show Branch Members
- Avoids database calls, thus removing any need to deal with TNGv10.0 vs 10.1. 10.0.0-10.1.1 11 Jul 2015 - Followed Ken Roy's suggestion to use the code
($allow_edit && $allow_add && $allow_delete && !$assignedtree)
to determine whether the user is an administrator.
- Added the option to display matching branches to users who have a branch restriction.
- Put the word "Branches" in front of the branch names.
- Includes conditional code to allow a SQL statement to be executed in TNG v10.0 or v10.1 10.0.0-10.1 26 Feb 2015 v10.0.0.1 would hide branch names from non-administrators, but wouldn't display them for administrators. 10.0.0-10.1 26 Dec 2014 New mod; adapted from a incompletely documented, un-credited mod already in use.

Sites using this mod

If you download and install this mod, please add your site to the table below.

URL User Note Mod-Version TNG-Version User-language
Robin Richmond's Genealogy Database (not installed) Robin Richmond Mod developer 10.1.3 English
DJCM.DK Claus Martinussen Public Site 12.0.3 DA, EN
Brady Family Tree in Western Australia Darryl Brady Public site 10.1.1 EN, DE
Our Family Links Chuck Filteau Public site, modified Template 12 v10.0.0.3 v10.1.2 EN
Our Roy and Boucher Family Ken Roy Public site, modified Template 4
Installed without Show Mod Names 11.1.0 EN
Martius family Hendrik Martius Half public 12.0.1 DE, EN, FR, NL