I'm currently using phpBB 3.0.7, and all is working fantastic.
I'm trying to take away some of the hump work though for some future mods of my own, and thus far...am not finding what I'm looking for in any of the files. Essentially, what I'm doing is having the user decide which page they want to see when they login to the forums first.
To do this, I've created a custom profile field, with the db field of "homepage." But, have just found that the $user->data variable does not retrieve data from the custom profile fields table. Since I need such a variable outside of the topics and profiles, this has kind of back handed my progress just a bit.
Is there a variable already in phpBB to call for custom profile fields on a global level, such as user data, if so what is the variable, as I've been unable to locate it? And if there isn't one, where might I locate the user variable's being defined so I can modify it accordingly?