4.6.x core.php hook_user($op, &$edit, &$user, $category = NULL)
4.7.x core.php hook_user($op, &$edit, &$account, $category = NULL)
5.x core.php hook_user($op, &$edit, &$account, $category = NULL)
6.x core.php hook_user($op, &$edit, &$account, $category = NULL)

Act on user account actions.

This hook allows modules to react when operations are performed on user accounts.

Parameters

$op: What kind of action is being performed. Possible values:

  • "after_update": The user object has been updated and changed. Use this if (probably along with 'insert') if you want to reuse some information from the user object.
  • "categories": A set of user information categories is requested.
  • "delete": The user account is being deleted. The module should remove its custom additions to the user object from the database.
  • "form": The user account edit form is about to be displayed. The module should present the form elements it wishes to inject into the form.
  • "submit": Modify the account before it gets saved.
  • "insert": The user account is being added. The module should save its custom additions to the user object into the database and set the saved fields to NULL in $edit.
  • "login": The user just logged in.
  • "logout": The user just logged out.
  • "load": The user account is being loaded. The module may respond to this and insert additional information into the user object.
  • "register": The user account registration form is about to be displayed. The module should present the form elements it wishes to inject into the form.
  • "update": The user account is being changed. The module should save its custom additions to the user object into the database and set the saved fields to NULL in $edit.
  • "validate": The user account is about to be modified. The module should validate its custom additions to the user object, registering errors as necessary.
  • "view": The user's account information is being displayed. The module should format its custom additions for display.

&$edit: The array of form values submitted by the user.

&$account: The user object on which the operation is being performed.

$category: The active category of user information being edited.

Return value

This varies depending on the operation.

  • "categories": A linear array of associative arrays. These arrays have keys:

    • "name": The internal name of the category.
    • "title": The human-readable, localized name of the category.
    • "weight": An integer specifying the category's sort ordering.
  • "submit": None:
  • "insert": None.
  • "update": None.
  • "delete": None.
  • "login": None.
  • "logout": None.
  • "load": None.
  • "form", "register": A $form array containing the form elements to display.
  • "validate": None.
  • "view": An associative array of associative arrays. The outer array should be keyed by category name. The interior array(s) should have a unique textual key and have 'title', 'value' and 'class' elements. See theme_user_profile() and an example at user_user()

Related topics

19 functions implement hook_user()

Note: this list is generated by pattern matching, so it may include some functions that are not actually implementations of this hook.

block_user in modules/block/block.module
Implementation of hook_user().
blogapi_validate_user in modules/blogapi/blogapi.module
Ensure that the given user has permission to edit a blog.
blog_feed_user in modules/blog/blog.module
Displays an RSS feed containing recent blog entries of a given user.
blog_page_user in modules/blog/blog.module
Displays a Drupal page containing recent blog entries of a given user.
blog_user in modules/blog/blog.module
Implementation of hook_user().

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5 invocations of hook_user()
user_delete in modules/user/user.module
Delete a user.
user_logout in modules/user/user.module
Menu callback; logs the current user out, and redirects to the home page.
user_view in modules/user/user.module
_user_categories in modules/user/user.module
Retrieve a list of all user setting/information categories and sort them by weight.
_user_forms in modules/user/user.module
Retrieve a list of all form elements for the specified category.

File

developer/hooks/core.php, line 1463
These are the hooks that are invoked by the Drupal core.

Code

function hook_user($op, &$edit, &$account, $category = NULL) {
  if ($op == 'form' && $category == 'account') {
    $form['comment_settings'] = array(
      '#type' => 'fieldset',
      '#title' => t('Comment settings'),
      '#collapsible' => TRUE,
      '#weight' => 4);
    $form['comment_settings']['signature'] = array(
      '#type' => 'textarea',
      '#title' => t('Signature'),
      '#default_value' => $edit['signature'],
      '#description' => t('Your signature will be publicly displayed at the end of your comments.'));
    return $form;
  }
}