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So how does a new user register?

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Community Member, 11 Posts

7 October 2008 at 9:31am

Is a "Register New User" module in the works or possibly a write-up on pulling from the Forum module? I figured out a form to add new users to groups but I am clueless how to include an encrypted password. Is it possible to force a "Forgot Password" for new signups? (solving my "verify email address" problem) Thanks!


Forum Moderator, 922 Posts

7 October 2008 at 11:42am

Edited: 07/10/2008 11:53am

Member::create_new_password() will generate a password.

So, you could do something like this, which takes the form data and puts it into a new member instance. This is the submit handler for the doForm action for where you setup your form, which would look something like:

class RegistrationForm extends Form {

	function __construct($controller, $name) {

		$fields = new FieldSet(
			new TextField('FirstName', 'First name'),
			new EmailField('Email', 'Email address')

		$actions = new FieldSet(
			new FormAction('doForm', 'Submit')

		$validator = new RequiredFields(

		parent::__construct($controller, $name, $fields, $actions, $validator);

	function doForm($data, $form) {

		// Create a new member instance, loading all the form data in
		$member = new Member();

		// Set the member password and write with all the form data collected to DB
		$member->Password = Member::create_new_password();

		$form->sessionMessage('Thanks, you have been signed up!', 'good');


Hope that helps.

Generally a module would be great, although it would need to be fairly abstract to allow for all combination of fields that a user can sign up with.


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