Create custom registration form wordpress

Rakesh Sharma      6 Comments  

Create custom registration form wordpress

You can easily customize inbuilt forms of wordpress. but sometimes need own custom register form to show or use many extra fields. there is also many plugins for do this. but i am sharing a simple way to create custom registration form in wordpress. i am using whole custom code in wordpress way to register a user with own custom register form. we need to follow some steps and we done with custom registration form.

1. create a file “wp-content/themes/your_theme/custom-register.php” and add below code

 Template Name: Register

get_header(); ?>

<div id="main-content" class="main-content">
  <div id="primary" class="content-area">
    <div id="content" class="site-content" role="main">
      <?php if (!is_user_logged_in()) {?>
      <div class="container" style="margin:100px;">
        <div class="step1">
          <div class="row-fluid">
            <div class="span12">
              <h3> Greetings: Create an account</h3>
            <?php if(defined('REGISTRATION_ERROR')){
		    foreach(unserialize(REGISTRATION_ERROR) as $error){
		      echo '<p class="order_error">'.$error.'</p><br>';
        <div class="row-fluid">
          <div class="span12">
            <form id="my-registration-form" method="post" action="<?php echo add_query_arg('do', 'register', get_permalink( $post->ID )); ?>" class="form_comment">
              <div class="span6">
                <input value="<?php if(isset($_POST['email'])) echo $_POST['email'];?>" name="email" id="email" placeholder="Email"  required="" type="text">
                <span class="toolTip" title="Enter a valid email address. your order will delivered on this email box">&nbsp;</span>
                <input value="" name="pass" id="password" placeholder="Password"  required="" type="Password">
                <span class="toolTip" title="Use atleast 6 characters">&nbsp;</span>
                <input value="" name="cpass" id="cpassword" placeholder="Confirm Password"  required="" type="Password">
                <span class="toolTip" title="Confirm your password">&nbsp;</span> </div>
              <div class="span6">
                <input value="<?php if(isset($_POST['user'])) echo $_POST['user'];?>" name="user" id="username" placeholder="User Name"  required="" type="text">
                <span class="toolTip" title="Enter your username">&nbsp;</span>
                <input value="<?php if(isset($_POST['phone'])) echo $_POST['phone'];?>" name="phone" id="phone" placeholder="Phone"  required="" type="text">
                  <input name="submit" type="submit" class="btn-ser" value="Sign Up & Continue" style="width:160px !important; padding-left:18px;">
      <?php } ?>
    <!-- #content -->
  <!-- #primary -->
<!-- #main-content -->

2. Go to admin create a New page with any name and choose Template “Register”.


3. Add below code “wp-content/themes/your_theme/functions.php”

 * Registering a new user.
add_action('template_redirect', 'register_user');

function register_user(){
  if(isset($_GET['do']) && $_GET['do'] == 'register'):
    $errors = array();
	   $errors[] = 'Please enter a fullname.<br>';
	   $errors[] = 'Please enter a email.<br>';
	   $errors[] = 'Please enter a password.<br>';
	   $errors[] = 'Please enter a confirm password.<br>';
	if((!empty($_POST['cpass']) && !empty($_POST['pass'])) && ($_POST['pass'] != $_POST['cpass'])) 
	   $errors[] = 'Entered password did not match.';
    $user_login = esc_attr($_POST['user']);
    $user_email = esc_attr($_POST['email']);
	$user_pass = esc_attr($_POST['pass']);
	$user_confirm_pass = esc_attr($_POST['cpass']);
	$user_phone = esc_attr($_POST['phone']);
	$sanitized_user_login = sanitize_user($user_login);
    $user_email = apply_filters('user_registration_email', $user_email);
	   $errors[] = 'Invalid e-mail.<br>';
	   $errors[] = 'This email is already registered.<br>';
    if(empty($sanitized_user_login) || !validate_username($user_login)) 
	   $errors[] = 'Invalid user name.<br>';
	   $errors[] = 'User name already exists.<br>';
      $user_id = wp_create_user($sanitized_user_login, $user_pass, $user_email);
      $errors[] = 'Registration failed';
	  update_user_option($user_id, 'default_password_nag', true, true);
	  wp_new_user_notification($user_id, $user_pass);
	  update_user_meta ($user_id, 'user_phone', $user_phone);
	  wp_cache_delete ($user_id, 'users');
      wp_cache_delete ($user_login, 'userlogins');
      do_action ('user_register', $user_id);
	  $user_data = get_userdata ($user_id);
      if ($user_data !== false) {
         wp_set_auth_cookie ($user_data->ID, true);
         do_action ('wp_login', $user_data->user_login, $user_data);
		 // Redirect user.
         wp_redirect ('?page_id=213');
	  define('REGISTRATION_ERROR', serialize($errors));


Now you are all done with creating custom registration form in worpress.

  • Adarsh


  • Vinod

    How does this data saved for further use.? Do we need backend database?
    what will be the structure of this table?

    • Tim Endres

      Most of the user data is stored in the standard WordPress user record, which is stored in the wp_users table of the WordPress database. The extra information (for example, the user’s phone number) is attached to the user record using the WordPress function update_user_meta(). This attaches the data to the user’s record in the database. The data can later be retrieved using get_user_meta().

      • Vinod

        Thank you for the Info

  • What if users would active once they will confirm email ? Can i do that ?

  • Imd Emotest

    Hello, I have referred above code for registration but my data is not stored in users table