tried what igorik said on drupal.org == http://drupal.org/node/609454#comment-2172258 Placed user-picture.tpl.php in my theme directory and replaced code inside it:

<div class="picture">
<?php print $picture; ?>


$img_url = $content_profile->get_variable('profile', 'field_photo');
print l(theme('imagecache', 'msg_profile_pic', $img_url), 'user/' . $account->uid );

but all what im getting after these actions is WSOD... set to display errors true in index.php, but still can't see any errors. Help me guys! Thanks

3 Answers 3


To find out errors in WSOD you can look at you Apache Error Log, in Ubuntu you can execute tail -f /var/log/apache2/error.log and you will see the php error.

It's pretty sure the problem come from $content_profile which doesn't seem to be instanciated and thus don't carry the whole content profile object. You can load it using content_profile_load.


You might want to look at the ImageField Avatar module which is able to automatically synchronize images from a content_profile CCK ImageField to the core drupal user picture field.

  • Thanks, but i won't use a module for this task. I want this programmatic done. May 18, 2011 at 8:17

By default, $content_profile variable is NULL in user-picture.tpl.php file, while you don't explicitly load its contents with content_profile_load() function or make this variable available in this template too. (Citing from the official readme about the places where this variable is available: "The $content_profile variable is available in the page, node, comment, user_name, user_profile, user_signature, search_result and some other templates.")

I think it's a better solution to create your own user-profile.tpl.php (you should copy it from /modules/user directory to your own theme's templates directory, and delete theme registry cache after that), where the $content_profile variable is already set, and print the customized user profile picture in this one.

When you use the Content Profile module's get_variable() function, you usually get an array or NULL (if the variable doesn't exist).
If it's an image field (and you query its content with e.g. $content_profile->get_variable('profile', 'field_photo');), the content of the variable looks something like this:

array (
  0 => 
  array (
    'filename' => 'default_avatar1.gif',
    'filepath' => 'sites/default/files/imagefield_default_images/default_avatar1.gif',
    'filemime' => 'image/gif',
    'source' => 'default_image_upload',
    'destination' => 'sites/default/files/imagefield_default_images/default_avatar1.gif',
    'filesize' => 5711,
    'uid' => '1',
    'status' => 1,
    'timestamp' => 1320633662,
    'fid' => '54',
    'default' => true,
    'nid' => '446',

So in your case, you should rather do something like this (in the appropriate place in user-profile.tpl.php file):

$user_profile_photo = $content_profile->get_variable('profile', 'field_photo');

print l( theme('imagecache', 'msg_profile_pic', $user_profile_photo[0]['filepath'], 'just a test image', 'test image'), 'user/'.$account->uid, array('html' => true) );

Of course, 'field_photo' must be a valid CCK field (previously set in Content Profile's fields), and 'msg_profile_pic' must be a valid ImageCache preset.
Just tested, it works on my site.

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