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Are there any addons that make user registration better?

Discussion in 'Resource and Add-on Discussions' started by petertdavis, May 31, 2014.

  1. petertdavis

    petertdavis Well-Known Member

    Does anyone know of any addons that are available that make the registration process better? Personally, I think the default way registration works is crap and confuses my members and is causing numerous problems in my communities. I just wanted to check if anyone knew of something existing that addresses these issues before I try to get something custom made.
  2. AndyB

    AndyB Well-Known Member

    Please be more specific. What do you want to achieve?
  3. petertdavis

    petertdavis Well-Known Member

    I want to make the user experience for registering to be better. Currently, the default is to have the page slide down and a login box appear at top when someone clicks the "Sign up Now" button, and that's just dumb. I'd like to see if anyone else has improved upon that.
  4. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    You can edit the template so that clicking either will automatically bring you to the login page.

    How else would you want people to login or register?!
  5. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    To expand on this, you can even edit the forum home template to include a button for each (one login, one register), divided them up.

    You can also include into the sidebar a username and password field, so people can login right there (there is an add-on for that).
  6. petertdavis

    petertdavis Well-Known Member

    Reddit has a good example of a sensible login/signup
  7. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    A popup overlay was released sometimes ago. Can't seem to find it right now though (recall the author gave it some strange name). Though I imagine it wouldn't be to hard to code it if you can't find it.

    Reddit's overlay is not exactly mobile friendly though
  8. petertdavis

    petertdavis Well-Known Member

    Yea, I've been looking through the addons and can't find anything.
  9. Valhalla

    Valhalla Well-Known Member

  10. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

  11. petertdavis

    petertdavis Well-Known Member

    Yes, I'm looking for something like that. Something that will avoid making new members hunt for the registration form. And, something that will help them from mistakenly registering with their real name or email address as their username.

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