I've added some fields to user profile.
None of these fields are displayed on registration form, but I want user can edit them quickly when he is logged.
I want to embed some fields in a static content and display them to the user: how can I manage this? Can I create a php page or is it better using hook_form?


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This should give you a start. Probably it is not the most elegant solution, but after 5 minutes of hacking, this is what I got. It works, and updates the profile fields (alone).

  function custom_block_info() {
     $blocks['user_profile'] = array(
       'info' => t('User profile edit'),
       'cache' => DRUPAL_NO_CACHE,

     return $blocks;

    function custom_block_view($delta = '') {
      $block = array();

      switch($delta) {
        case 'user_profile':
          $block['subject'] = t('Fill your profile');
          $block['content'] = drupal_get_form('custom_profile_form');

      return $block;

    function custom_profile_form($form, &$form_state) {
      global $user;

      $form_state['user'] = $user;
      $form['#user'] = $user;
      $form['#user_category'] = 'account';
      $form['actions']['submit'] = array(
        '#type' => 'submit',
        '#weight' => 100,
        '#value' => t('Save'),

      $form['#action'] = url('user/' . $user->uid . '/edit');
      // $form['#validate'][] = 'user_profile_form_validate';
      $form['#submit'][] = 'user_profile_form_submit';

      return $form;
  • what category are you talking about? drupal_get_form doesn't take any parameters but form_id. Please notice that I don't want to display the whole form (username, password, mail) I just want the two fields I need.
    – pasine
    May 2, 2011 at 16:24
  • api.drupal.org/api/drupal/modules--user--user.pages.inc/… The last parameter category decides which form appears, so basically if u define any profile field u need to define it in a category, visit admin/user/profile and try to add any new profile field and it will ask u for a category, also ur existing profile field must be belonging to some category.
    – Dipen
    May 2, 2011 at 20:20
  • Sorry, but this issue is related to D7, that doesn't have a profile module anymore. I've seen the category parameter, but I don't know how to add it to a field.
    – pasine
    May 2, 2011 at 20:32
  • hey, I have updated the answer to reflect drupal 7. I somehow assumed it to be a drupal 6 question. See if it works for you, it needs to go in a custom module called 'custom'.
    – Dipen
    May 2, 2011 at 22:18
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    You should ask this as a new question and reference to this, nobody is going to look at this. You should also provide more details when creating a question.
    – Berdir
    May 19, 2011 at 0:16

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