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I'm trying to decide if I should bother messing with the Profile2 module. I need my users to have information like a real name stored and made available for other uses, but I'm not sure if there is an advantage to using the Profile2 module, or if I should just create custom user account fields for whatever I need.

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  • Check the issues Queue for Profile2 (drupal.org/node/1413786). There is a fatal error problem loading the module that has not been resolved as of 2/15/2012.
    – Ashlar
    Feb 15, 2012 at 12:05

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The Profile2 module is only good if you need more then 1 type of profiles. For example: - a student profile, with certain fields. - a teacher profile, with different fields.

If you don't need different types, just stick with the custom user account fields.

Hope this helps!

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    I had pretty much the exact same experience with creating custom profiles. I needed different profile types for different roles.
    – Sam Becker
    Feb 15, 2012 at 10:02
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    Great answer and comments. Just what I needed to know, thanks! Feb 15, 2012 at 14:08
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    overwhelming answer buddy. Just what I needed to know, thanks a million - you deserve a monster congrats
    – zero
    Feb 15, 2012 at 15:12
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There are a few other things that you could take advantage of if profiles are nodes, for example, keep track of the number of page views to a profile. Or you could use node revisions.

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When needing private fields you can use http://drupal.org/project/profile2 too.

Or stick with custom user account fields and and http://drupal.org/project/field_permissions module which complicates configuration.

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I don't have enough reputation to add comment. So, adding in answer. I am looking for the same functionality as #dimitril mentioned here. I saw Profile2 Module. I am using Drupal-7 and profile2 is deprecated for Drupal 7. So, can I still use Profile2 module? or is there any other way?

I wanted to hide edit profile page for user role students, so that they can't change the password.

Appreciate your help!

Thank you!

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  • Reread the docs for Profile2. It is the replacement for the core Profile which is what is deprecated. Profile2 is not deprecated. Feb 10, 2015 at 20:34
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Disagree that the only use case is if you need multiple profile types.

Use Profile2 if you want to allow other users to view a user's profile but not his account information. you can create a separate page for the public profile and keep sensitive information in the user fields.

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Another reason might be resource load. If you have a 100 fields and you load 20 users, that's a lot of data to get. If you split that in multiple profiles, you only need to load the profile that contains the relevant data.

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