User registration and profile forms for the Plone CMS
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README.rst

Introduction

This package provides the registration form and the user profile form. It allows the site administrator to define the fields those forms will display.

Overriding / extending the default schema

Manipulating the user schema through the web

In Plone setup / Users and Groups / Member fields, we can add and modify the user fields using the plone.schemaeditor interface.

Once a new field is added, we can access its settings, and more specifically, we can choose where the field must be shown (in the registration form, in the user profile form, or in both).

The entire schema can be freely modified, but:

  • the Fullname and the Email fields cannot be removed nor changed,
  • we can only add one Image field (that will be used as the user portrait), and no more.

Defining the user schema in a GenericSetup profile

The user schema can be defined in our GenericSetup profile in a file named userschema.xml.

Its content must be compliant with the plone.supermodel format. Example:

<model
  xmlns:lingua="http://namespaces.plone.org/supermodel/lingua"
  xmlns:users="http://namespaces.plone.org/supermodel/users"
  xmlns:form="http://namespaces.plone.org/supermodel/form"
  xmlns:i18n="http://xml.zope.org/namespaces/i18n"
  xmlns:security="http://namespaces.plone.org/supermodel/security"
  xmlns:marshal="http://namespaces.plone.org/supermodel/marshal"
  xmlns="http://namespaces.plone.org/supermodel/schema"
  i18n:domain="plone">
  <schema name="member-fields">
    <field name="birthdate" type="zope.schema.Date">
      <description/>
      <required>False</required>
      <title>Birthdate</title>
    </field>
    <field name="department" type="zope.schema.Choice">
      <description/>
      <required>False</required>
      <title>Department</title>
      <values>
        <element>Marketing</element>
        <element>Production</element>
        <element>HR</element>
      </values>
    </field>
  </schema>
</model>

This file can imported or exported using portal_setup.

Note: the userschema.xml importation will automatically refresh the memberdata attributes, so the memberdata_properties.xml file is not needed.