I was refactoring some code in an older component and I came across this warning:
Strict standards: Non-static method JUserHelper::getProfile() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context
$userProfile = JUserHelper::getProfile($userId);
While I do understand the technical nature of the warning, as
getProfile is not declared
JUserHelper is abstract, so it cannot be instantiated.
Curiously all other methods in the class are define as
static. Looks like a bug in 2.5 to me as in 3.x the signature is different.
So what is the proper way to get the profile?
JUserHelper::getProfile(), or would you be able to get by with