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Allow user registration without email

  1. Hi, I'm building an anonymous site and would like for users to register without providing an email. I know that wp_create_user doesn't require an email address. How can I use the Gravity Forms User Registration Add On without requiring that the user provide an email address? I'm very comfortable modifying PHP code or creating a hook if that's what's required.


    Posted 8 years ago on Thursday December 27, 2012 | Permalink
  2. I figured out a work around. I made the email field of the registration form visible to the admin only, checked off the "allow field to be populated dynamically" field, and set it to use a parameter called "email." I then added the following code to functions.php to to use a random email address for each new user that is completely hidden from them:

    add_filter("gform_field_value_email", "populate_email");
    function populate_email($value)
    	return substr(str_shuffle("0123456789abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ"), 0, 8) . '';

    where "" was the actual domain for the site I'm building. This gets the job done. If anyone has a better approach I'm open to it.

    Posted 8 years ago on Thursday December 27, 2012 | Permalink
  3. That's not a bad work around. I'll leave the topic open in case anyone has any other suggestions.

    Posted 8 years ago on Friday December 28, 2012 | Permalink