I've recently updated the "jos_users" table in the MySQL database for my joomla site with a new column named "skintype" .. and am successfully accessing and displaying it's value using the following:
$user = & JFactory::getUser();
echo $user->get( 'skintype' );
I've added a page to my site which updates this "skintype" value in the database, and need to figure out how to also update the value that's contained within $user->get( 'skintype' );
How can accomplish this? Is there any way that I can do it without requiring that the user first log out of the website and then log back in? If so, how?