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Each user in my Joomla website has an associated contact, with photo, link, and bio (in the miscellaneous information field), etc...

I would like to override the edit profile page (com_users/profile/edit.php), disabling the user profile fieldset, and instead using a contact profile fieldset, with selected fields from associated contact.

How can I add those fields to the form in the edit.php file (and be sure that those fields will be actually updated on submit)?

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I would override the profile model with a plugin:

https://community.joomla.org/blogs/community/521-did-you-know-overrides-are-not-just-for-html.html

https://docs.joomla.org/How_to_override_the_component_mvc_from_the_Joomla!_core

Or alternatively overriding profile fields with plugin: https://docs.joomla.org/Creating_a_profile_plugin

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