Adding new variable for the Author Pane (Follow Links)

Here's how to adding new variable for the Author Pane (Follow links). The demo is on Bersosial.com.

function template_preprocess_author_pane(&$variables) {

  $variables['user_follow'] = '';
  $uid = $variables['account']->uid;
  $name1 = 'twitter';
  $name2 = 'googleplus';

  $twitter = db_query('SELECT path FROM {follow_links} WHERE uid = :uid and name = :name', array(':uid' => $uid, ':name' => $name1))->fetchField();
  $googleplus = db_query('SELECT path FROM {follow_links} WHERE uid = :uid and name = :name', array(':uid' => $uid, ':name' => $name2))->fetchField();
  
  if (!empty($twitter)) {
     $twitter = ' Follow me on Twitter ';
     $variables['user_follow'] .= $twitter;
  }

  if (!empty($googleplus)) {
     $google = '  ';
     $variables['user_follow'] .= $google;
  }

}

After that add the following code in author-pane.tpl.php or advanced-forum.naked.author-pane.tpl.php.


  
     

Module used are Follow, Author Pane, and Advanced Forum.


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