Hope this is not too generic, but it is an actual problem for which I could not find much help online.
I have a website with a custom theme, and the author's page is specific enough that it is included in a child theme to that custom theme.
That author page is actually used for users of the website, for some reason. It includes normal user profile information, picture, name, password change form, email, etc.
The requirement now is to give the user the possibility to manage some custom alert information that I am including via a plugin. That alert information resides on database tables created specifically for that and thus should be queried separately.
Specifically, we are talking about cars here. The site lists cars and the plugin I am creating will query the listings according to criteria specified by the user.
Is there any other way to add that information other than directly modifying the current author.php file on the child theme?