On the user account page all feilds are displayed except for the email. I have tried to modify the user-profile.tpl, and added

print $user->mail

but it displays the logged in user and not the account being displayed. Not a big problem since the end users usually only see their own account bit frustrating for admins. I also tried

print render($user_profile['mail']);

but that displays nothing.

  • Change to the default drupal theme to test if email gets displayed.
    – No Sssweat
    Jan 30, 2016 at 20:03
  • Upon further review, email is not in user manage fields. Therefore, you could go with Adrian's answer or use Views to display it.
    – No Sssweat
    Jan 31, 2016 at 6:21

1 Answer 1


You can implement the following hook in the template.php of your theme:

 * Process variables for user-profile.tpl.php.
 * The $variables array contains the following arguments:
 * - $account
 * @see user-profile.tpl.php

function YOUR_THEME_preprocess_user_profile(&$variables) {
  $account = $variables['elements']['#account'];
  //Add mail to $user_profile variable
  $variables['user_profile']['mail'] = $account->mail;
  // Preprocess fields.
  field_attach_preprocess('user', $account, $variables['elements'], $variables);

And in your user-profile.tpl you can use:

print $user_profile['mail'];
  • Excellent. Works fine on the page that displays the account info, but the page that edits the data displays errors. Is the email added twice? Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() i element_children() (rad 6540 av /storage/content/88/176188/rme.nu/public_html/includes/common.inc).
    – Bosse
    Jan 31, 2016 at 13:12
  • @Bosse I don't know try to debug with the devel dpm function Feb 5, 2016 at 14:34

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