I have a user ID, how do I get information about the user?

by Stephan Borg
Sunday, July 03, 2005
Posted to Developer's FAQ
Well, in Smarty templates, using the {displayname} tag works a treat. For example, I have a user ID and I want their real name:

The user name is 
{displayname user_id=$gBitUser->getUserId()}

See Smarty Functions for more short-cut functions.