I am not using the built-in Enable user pictures in Drupal 7 account settings - for reasons to do with displaying messages. Instead I have created a new user defined field field_user_picture for users to upload their pictures.
I would now like to display this field together with any comments that a user makes. However I can not find how to make this variable appear in comment.tpl.php.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you in advance


utilize the devel module to look into what's available.

In comment.tpl.php, try printing $content array, in that array you can find the image field (field_user_picture).

-- Usha


Please have a look at template_preprocess_comment(&$variables) function. You can override this in your themes template.php by implementing YOUR_THEME_NAME_preprocess_comment(&$variables). Where you can override picture variable, see example below:

function YOUR_THEME_NAME_preprocess_comment(&$variables) {
// Load comment author
$comment_author = user_load('UID');
$variables['picture'] = theme_get_setting('toggle_comment_user_picture') ? theme('user_picture', $comment) : '';


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Hi Yogesh
Thank you for your help and thank you to VM and Usha too.
In the end I took advantage of the token filter module and used the following code in comment.tpl.php (I know I should move it over to template.php - but that can wait for another day).


if (token_replace('[comment:author:field-user-picture:file]', array('comment' => $comment)) !='[comment:author:field-user-picture:file]'){
$comment_author_pic_file = token_replace('[comment:author:field-user-picture:file]', array('comment' => $comment));
} else {
$comment_author_pic_file = "default.png";

$comment_author_name = decode_entities(token_replace('[comment:author:name]', array('comment' => $comment)));
$alt_tag = $comment_author_name . "'s picture";
$title_tag = $comment_author_name . "'s picture";

$user_base_url = "public://user-media/user-pictures/";
$user_picture_url = $user_base_url . $comment_author_pic_file;

$picture = theme('image_style', array('style_name' => 'thumbnail_small', 'path' => $user_picture_url, 'alt' => $alt_tag, 'title' => $title_tag, 'attributes' =>array()));

Best wishes

Forest Gardener