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  • chrisdarl
    Community Member
    33 Posts

    Register Module - Improvements Link to this post

    I've made the following changes to my copy of the Registration module [unreleased] which Sam may want to add..

    In RegisterPage_Controller class add
       function init() {
          if(!$usersGroup = DataObject::get_one("Group", "Code = 'users'")) {
             $group = new Group();
             $group->Code = 'users';
             $group->Title = "Users";

    Replace Form() method with :
        * Return the edit form for the current user
       function Form() {
          // Get the fields from a new member - seems like a good default
          $member = new Member();
          $fields = $member->getMemberFormFields();
          $fields->replaceField('Password', new PasswordField('Password') );
          $actions = new FieldSet(
             new FormAction('register', 'Register')

          $form = new Form(
             new RequiredFields("FirstName", "Surname", "Email", "Password")

          return $form;

    this then gives a password field rather than a text field, and adds a validator

    Replace register() method with :
        * Save the profile details
       function register($data, $form) {
          // Create a new member and save the form into it
          $member = new Member();
          // Write to the databsae
          $groupMember = new Group();
          $groupMember->addToGroupByName($member, 'users');
          // To do: add a status message on the form, using the standard form message system

          // Return to the original form
          Director::redirect($this->Link() . 'thanks');

    This adds the new Member to the Group we created in init() -- 'users'

  • rpw2
    Community Member
    6 Posts

    Re: Register Module - Improvements Link to this post

    Hi there, thanks for the updates and it works as you'd expect. I have a question tho, if I was wanting to capture additional member data, ie. Phone, Address details, City, Country ect. What is the way to achieve this? is it possible to have this data in a different table to member or just add extra fields to existing member table? thanks.

  • Willr
    Forum Moderator
    5508 Posts

    Re: Register Module - Improvements Link to this post

    chrisdarl - if you want to suggest code changes to the modules please use open.silverstripe.com and submit the change as a patch / diff file so we can merge it into the module otherwise it just sits round on the forum for years.

    When you make your ticket on open.silverstripe.com please ensure you list the changes you made and why and tag it with the correct component / tags.

  • rpw2
    Community Member
    6 Posts

    Re: Register Module - Improvements Link to this post

    More clues here;


    and here (this link is at bottom of above post);

    this tutorial may be useful for you :

    Also, in one of the tutorials in suggests, if you want to just grab peoples details and not give them any 'logged in' capabilities, then don't register them (with a password) in the core members table.
    The Forum module is perfect for seeing how to extend the current member table, if you do need to do it tho.

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