This is 3rd-party plugin territory, so this may lead me nowhere -- though what I'm asking is something that could apply to many Wordpress stuff (including BuddyPress). So I'm hoping to get lucky and find someone who's implemented a similar solution for my problem!
So... I'm using the Ultimate Member profiles plugin for my site. I find it better than BuddyPress profiles and a lot more attractive out of the box.
I'm also using the Ultimate Member Gallery extension (which isn't even done by the UM guys -- so it's 3rd party of 3rd party...yikes). This extension generates an "Images" tab on user profiles, and when you click on that tab you can see all the photos a member has uploaded.
What I really need to do is have that gallery of images ON THE MAIN PROFILE itself (and not hidden away in a tab). Ultimate Member allows you to customize the way profiles look, and you can arrange fields in any order, or in columns, etc. There's a "Content Block" field option (with a WYSIWYG editor), as well as a "Shortcode" field, which allows further customized content to be placed on a profile. What I want is to be able to display the contents of the "Images" tab in one of these places somehow -- but I don't know how to do it yet.
I've written in the Support page of the UM Gallery, but it's been over 3 weeks and no reply. The regular UM guys couldn't help either. This feels like something that's probably easy to do, but I haven't quite figured it out yet and time's running out.
Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated....