i want to do the same thing, what i would like to do is, once the user has logged in, i want his or her first name to be displayed on a certain part of each pages.
i followed the steps you made for david, now my problem is,
1. from my normal unlogged-in pages, i have this log in link.
2. now what i want to happen is, when user logs in, this link will be replaced to log out, and the users first name will be displayed.
3. how will i do that?