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New update to User Registration - Edit Feature

  1. I am sorry, but I am confused.
    I created a User information form. I made it the registration form.
    When the user hits register, they get the form. A WP user is created. The info is available to view in GF view and downloads. YEAH!

    I created the new update feed. Wouldn't let me use the same form (WHY?). So I created a duplicate of the register form and called it update. Created the update feed. Bummer, now two identical forms to keep in sync.

    I created an update page and brought in the "update" form. No values are populated to edit.

    Is there any actual documentation as to how to achieve this seemingly simple process of letting a user signup and then edit their own information?

    Although the GF takes over the new user/register hooks, if a user logs in to WP and goes to edit their own user data, the update process isn't taken over, and they are shown the - what is now foreign to them standard WP user form, which has things on it they never saw before, and NOTHING they probably want to update like their address or phone number.

    Is there any clear and concise documentation on how to achieve this now with the new update? Reading the forums and Dox (none I can find that are updated) are maddening at best. This should be simple. If I missed something, just point me to it.

    Thanks.

    Posted 7 years ago on Thursday April 4, 2013 | Permalink
  2. Wow, is this a hard question to answer? A new feature in an update release and no one can point me to how to use the new update registered user feature?

    Posted 7 years ago on Friday April 5, 2013 | Permalink
  3. Please see this page for our support time guidelines:
    http://www.gravityhelp.com/support-times/

    I will ask the developer of the add-on to comment on this for you.

    Posted 7 years ago on Friday April 5, 2013 | Permalink
  4. Hey Chris,
    I didn't mean to be impatient. I was just surprised that since this was an official feature in an official update, someone didn't just quickly point me to some documentation that I can't seem to find. No worries, but I would really like to understand how this thing works.

    Posted 7 years ago on Friday April 5, 2013 | Permalink
  5. First of all, I think it's great that user updates are implemented.
    I also agree with @electricscribe that there is room for improvement to make the admin life simpler.
    It's certainly a pain that all forms need to be duplicated before they can be updated. I think @electricscribe's idea will work great for small forms.

    However, I also see a benefit in the way it is done right now. We have a lengthy form with 4 steps. We will probably break up the form into 4 forms for updates and link to the 4 forms when a user is logged in. Why? If an end user wants to update one field only, he'd have to go through 4 steps every time he wants to change something.

    Posted 7 years ago on Friday April 5, 2013 | Permalink
  6. David Peralty
    Administrator

    In many situations, registration is just part of a larger form (say a survey or something similar). Editing your user details can be broken down by type (want to just have users edit their address?) Again, you wouldn't want to bring them to the survey to edit their account details.

    Yes, there are things we can do to make this whole thing more seamless, and we are working on it, but currently, the easiest way to give everyone the ability to edit user details through our forms was to add it the way it was added. Editing user accounts is a new addition to the add-on.

    I'm not the developer, and one of them might step in to give you more details. Also, I want to note that we are always working on documentation.

    Posted 7 years ago on Friday April 5, 2013 | Permalink
  7. I think the thing that is getting lost is, HOW do I give the user the ability to edit his details? I duplicated the registration form, added it as the update user form. I put it on a page, but when the user goes to it, their current information isn't populated to edit.

    Posted 6 years ago on Friday April 5, 2013 | Permalink
  8. The way you did it is how it's supposed to work. The fields should be populated with information from the logged in user's profile. If you provide links to your registration and update forms, we can test them out and see what's happening.

    Posted 6 years ago on Saturday April 6, 2013 | Permalink
  9. And, like the register form gets auto-hooked into the WP user registration process, the update form should be auto-hooked into the WP user update process.

    Posted 6 years ago on Saturday April 6, 2013 | Permalink
  10. I think the thing that is getting lost is, HOW do I give the user the ability to edit his details? I duplicated the registration form, added it as the update user form. I put it on a page, but when the user goes to it, their current information isn't populated to edit.

    @electricscribe
    I have the same problem. However, the first name and the last name is displayed in the form but the username and passwords are not. I set the username as "{username}" and the password as "Preserved current password" in the feed. I'm not sure how the passwords work. Maybe they are displayed in asterisks but at least there is data.

    Posted 6 years ago on Saturday April 6, 2013 | Permalink
  11. I brought this topic to the attention of the development team so that someone can shed some light on these concerns for you.

    Posted 6 years ago on Sunday April 7, 2013 | Permalink
  12. The update form is still not autohooked into the modify WP user flow, but I found out the reason the fields weren't being filled in. The dreaded triple equal bug (===), that I found when researching fixes the GF directory form similar problems. When I changed it to == it fixed the GF directory problem, as well as the user update field population.

    Posted 6 years ago on Monday April 8, 2013 | Permalink
  13. Thank you for the additional information. The dev team is looking at this ticket this morning.

    Posted 6 years ago on Monday April 8, 2013 | Permalink
  14. Well, the update form loads the WP data (username, email and name).
    However, I tried to update the name (not username).
    When I hit update, it complained because the email wasn't also preloaded into the email confirm field, even though I wasn't changing the email.
    So, started over, typed in the email into the confirm email box, and hit update.
    Got success message, but ... it did NOT actually update the WP user name.
    So, this seems to not work at all as it exists.

    Posted 6 years ago on Monday April 8, 2013 | Permalink
  15. Thank you for the additional information. I'll let the team know.

    Posted 6 years ago on Tuesday April 9, 2013 | Permalink

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