How does one display a custom field from a user's profile in comment.tpl.php?

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The comment.tpl.php template file receive a $comment value, which contains the comment object. Between its properties, there is $comment->uid, which can be used to get the user object for the author of the comment, with user_load($comment->uid). If you are instead interested in the author of the node containing the comment, then you can use the following code.

$node = node_load($comment->nid);
$uid = $node->uid;
if ($uid) {
  $user = user_load($uid);

In both the cases, the code should be used in the preprocess function, not in the template file used for the comments. In this case, $variables['comment']->uid, and $variables['comment']->nid are instead used.

  • Thank you! I have just one question. How do i show term refference field? Thank you!
    – Dzoni
    Commented Feb 4, 2013 at 22:20
  • That is a different question. :) There is probably a question about that already.
    – apaderno
    Commented Feb 4, 2013 at 22:23

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