WS.WebTV: Adding fields to the User registration form (Advanced Customization)
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By default, the WebTV User registration form request some basic information to the Users. For most clients, these will be enough, but others may need to request additional information that can be stored into the database.
These are the default fields you will find in the registration form:
Other available fields that can be enabled by editing the registration template:
• Gender (since version 1.4.1)
• Postal Code
In order to enable/unhide additional fields, read the following instructions:
1. Locate the template files
Look for the following files: public/frontend/default/user_registration.tpl and public/frontend/default/user_registration.mobile.tpl (if you have the Mobile Interface extension)
2. Download the files to your computer and edit them
Download the files to your computer and edit them.
NOTE: You can use any plain text editor like Notepad, Notepad2, Notepad++, Dreamweaver, etc.
When editing the files you fill find several, commented, input fields (all possible fields which can be collected by the form): Simply uncomment the HTML blocks corresponding to the extra fields you want to collect; or do it the contrary: uncomment all blocks and comment the ones you don't want to collect.
In order to set a field as required it must have the class "required" like this:
<input name="name" id="name" type="text" class="field required" >....
If you want to set a field as optional, then remove the "required" class, like this:
<input name="name" id="name" type="text" class="field" >....
3. Upload and refresh
Upload the edited files to the server (overwriting existing ones) and refresh the WebTV page to see the changes.
Advice: Always keep track of any modification you make to the WebTV so you can re-apply it after updates or reinstallations.
Besides the aforementioned fields, that can be handled by the WebTV which correspond to the database structure, you can add arbitrary extra fields that can be stored into the admin notes fields.
In order to enable the storage of additional form fields (and their formart), edit the WebTV configuration file (config/Config.inc.php) and add the following variables:
$REG_FORM_SAVE_EXTRA_FIELDS_IN_ADMIN_NOTES = true; // ops: true, flase
$REG_FORM_SAVE_EXTRA_FIELDS_FORMAT = "normal"; // ops: "json", "csv", "normal" ( field:value pair per line )
Sending all registration form fields by E-Mail
You can also configure the WebTV to send you all registration form fields, on new user registrations. To enable this feature, edit the WebTV configuration file (config/Config.inc.php) and add the following variable:
$REG_FORM_INCLUDE_IN_NOTIFICATION = true; // ops: true, false