i am creating a customer dashboard component in joomla 3.2, so i want to display user profile fields to my view and able to edit fields as well, i am displaying them manually using
$this->user = JFactory::getUser(); and <?php echo $this->user->name; ?>
now i have to add the functionality to edit as well, like password, profile image etc. how could i implement this functionality to my custom component.

  • I would suggest you look at how com_users does it ;)
    – Lodder
    Oct 15, 2014 at 12:16
  • yes i had gone through com_users, but i think it is complicated, or in may be i am getting the flow correctly, is their any simple way of doing thing manually. like creating the form and posting it. Oct 15, 2014 at 17:07

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Just an idea for a quick implementation: You could add a modal link to the com_users edit profile view in your component's view.

At the top of your view add:


Then link like below:

<a class="modal" href="index.php?option=com_users&view=profile&layout=edit&tmpl=component?" rel="{handler: 'iframe', size: {x: 640, y: 540}}"> Edit Login Details</a>

This will open the edit profile layout in a modal window, without leaving your current page and have the com_users do the job, instead of re-creating the same functionality.

  • Thanks! @FFrewin, for now being im doing like this way only, displaying in popup modal. Additional, i have to remove basic settings fields from the com_user -> user profile as well. Oct 16, 2014 at 7:05
  • though i am just calling that functionality here in my component, but for later use what method would be better so that i will be completely free to edit as i want in user profile section. Oct 16, 2014 at 7:11
  • Note: To only retreive the profile values you can use: $profile = JUserHelper::getProfile($userid); Mar 3, 2015 at 7:51

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