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user registration addon

  1. Hello.

    I’m currently building a website for a client that is a job posting site and have a couple questions regarding the register user addon.

    The plan:

    * The user registers with the site (name and email).
    * The user will then login and start looking through the available jobs. If they find one they like, they click on apply now which will bring up a more indepth form requesting further information (The name and email will already be pre-populated from registration). Once that’s filled in the information is stored against that user and an email is sent applying for the position.

    The reason for the 2 step process is I don’t want to scare users off with an initial big form to fill out. They might not find anything they like so it’s a bit overkill.

    Questions:

    Will user registration be able to add the additional information from the “apply now form” to the already registered user in the data base?
    If the user has previously filled out an “apply now form” can this information pre-populate the next apply now form? some “apply now” forms may slightly differ due to sectors and information required so if there are additional fields can these get added against the user for later use?
    Is there a way in the admin to view each user and all their current information that they’ve entered. The idea is to be able to see what jobs users have applied for, kind of like the shopping history in other plugins.

    Any help with these questions is greatly appreciated.

    Posted 7 years ago on Thursday March 21, 2013 | Permalink
  2. * The user registers with the site (name and email).

    This part is no problem.

    
* The user will then login and start looking through the available jobs. If they find one they like, they click on apply now which will bring up a more indepth form requesting further information (The name and email will already be pre-populated from registration). Once that’s filled in the information is stored against that user and an email is sent applying for the position.

    I'm not clear on the "stored against that user" part. The entry will be created an associated with the logged in user, if that's what you mean.

    The reason for the 2 step process is I don’t want to scare users off with an initial big form to fill out. They might not find anything they like so it’s a bit overkill.

    No problem.

    Questions:
    Will user registration be able to add the additional information from the “apply now form” to the already registered user in the data base?


    So, it sounds like your "apply now" form will also be a user registration form? To update an exiting user, you will need to use the User Registration 1.5 beta, not the current 1.4 release. In that way, your second form can update the user.

    If the user has previously filled out an “apply now form” can this information pre-populate the next apply now form?

    If the information was captured and stored in the user profile, then you can populate those fields in the next "apply now" form, IF the user is logged in (and you are using the 1.5beta version of the User Registration add-on.)

    some “apply now” forms may slightly differ due to sectors and information required so if there are additional fields can these get added against the user for later use?

    If you use the 1.5beta of the User Registration add-on, you can do this.

    
Is there a way in the admin to view each user and all their current information that they’ve entered. The idea is to be able to see what jobs users have applied for, kind of like the shopping history in other plugins.

    The admin can view the user's profile, which will have any information you added to the user's profile. However, there is currently no way to filter the entries by logged-in user name. Another member recently posted some code to allow this, but I have not yet tested it. It certainly seems possible, but it's not currently built in and not something Gravity Forms will do without modification.

    Posted 7 years ago on Saturday March 23, 2013 | Permalink
  3. Hello

    Firstly thank you for taking the time to answer my questions!

    Your Comment:
    I'm not clear on the "stored against that user" part. The entry will be created an associated with the logged in user, if that's what you mean.

    My Answer:
    Apologies if this wasn't that clear. The overall goal is to get applicants to register with our site. On the current site when applicants come across a position they want to apply for they click “apply now”, this presents them with a fairly in-depth form to fill out which unfortunately is needed. We found that we were losing quite a few applicants at this stage and we had no information on them to get in touch and offer any assistance.

    Because we need all the information that is included in the in-depth form, the plan is to split the registration process over 2 steps. The first will just take their name and email to have them registered with the site. This way we have them registered and on file (sly). If the applicants at a later stage come across a position they like, they can login, hit the “apply now” button which will bring up the in-depth form and fill it out. This information will update that users profile which by the sounds of it is what the 1.5 beta does. FANTASTIC.

    If the applicant applies for any further positions they won’t have to fill out the in-depth form as we already have this information stored and can use it to pre-populate the form. The only other issue was some job sectors use slightly different in-depth forms and may have additional fields that will be required. Once these are filled out the users profile will need to be updated again but it sounds like 1.5 beta covers this.

    Again thanks for taking the time to answer my questions, looks like this is the answer!

    Posted 7 years ago on Monday March 25, 2013 | Permalink
  4. Please let us know if you need any additional information before moving forward.

    Posted 7 years ago on Monday March 25, 2013 | Permalink

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