I am new to drupal. When user register into my website I need to get the users details and passed to a thirty for server . I am trying the following hook,

function compass_preprocess_user_insert(&$edit, $account, $category) {
      'accountid' => $account->uid,

here compass-my theme name Please help me...

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hook_user_insert() can only be implemented in a module, not a theme. Themes are just for styling/marking up content that modules produce, they shouldn't contain advanced logic like that.

You'll need to add a custom module and implement the hook in there to continue.

  • Thank you for the reply ..let me try it !!! so if i create a module like custom then i need to call hook as custom_user_insert()...is that correct?
    – Kabali007
    May 10, 2016 at 9:33
  • exactly - whatever the machine name of your module is, that's the prefix for the hook. So if the module's .info file is "foo.module", your hook names will be prefixed by foo_
    – Clive
    May 10, 2016 at 9:38
  • Its working!!!!
    – Kabali007
    May 10, 2016 at 9:41

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