Feature Proposal: Enhance register script to specify a templatetopic param instead of hard-coded 'NewUserTemplate'


AddUserToGroupsOnRegistration is a great step forward in improving the registration user experience.

We're setting up a couple of new communities on our wiki, however, and they each want their own customised UserForm.

This is a problem because we can only have a single, global NewUserTemplate topic in %USERSWEB%, so it's not actually possible to have different UserForms per custom registration page/community.

Description and Documentation

Add a new parameter templatetopic consistent with /bin/save and friends.

Continue to assume the existing hard-coded NewUserTemplate topic name if this parameter is missing in the register request.





-- Contributors: PaulHarvey - 05 Jul 2011


The change is small enough that I've targeted for 1.1 (although, not 1.1.4).

-- PaulHarvey - 05 Jul 2011

Actually, 1.2 only

-- PaulHarvey - 16 Mar 2012

This still is a small enough change. Paul, would you like to JDI (just do it)?

-- MichaelDaum - 24 Apr 2013

This has been sitting around for 3 years. I suggest we defer for 2.0. We need to focus on bug fixing.

-- GeorgeClark - 02 Jun 2014

This could probably be done for 2.1.

-- GeorgeClark - 19 Nov 2015

Completed. Also restructured the UserRegistration pages to:
  • Take advantage of the new %SET statements to allow settings to all be made in the registration topic
  • Use the new INCLUDE{"topic1 topic2 .." precedence to simplify some of the include logic.

Any customized UserRegistration page copied from the old Foswiki 1.x/2.0 DefaultUserRegistration still remains compatible.

-- GeorgeClark - 23 Nov 2015
Topic revision: r9 - 02 Dec 2015, GeorgeClark - This page was cached on 29 Mar 2017 - 18:33.

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