I have a customised form template 'user-profile-edit.tpl.php' and i'm trying to add some custom variables so I can get a block of dynamic content (users current friends / requests etc) to display in the middle of the form.
I can use 'MODULE_form_user_profile_form_alter()' to add to the form but this is not ideal as they are not form items but arbitrary markup from a custom module. I'm having to hack the form structure as follows:
$form['my_custom_stuff'] = array( '#markup' = 'some markup', '#description = 'some more markup', '#title' = 'yet more markup', );
which is not nice.
Ideally i'd like to find a way to pass variables created in 'MODULE_preprocess_page()' to the 'user-profile-edit.tpl.php'. Is this possible?
Alternatively - is there a way to add custom elements to the form array without getting 'Fatal error: Unsupported operand type'?
And, no I can't change the order of the fields - the design was signed off a long time before I got involved with this project!