Posted: March 21, 2016 at 5:15 pm
I want user information to be pre-populated for event registration (custom questions). This means I need to use the WP User module, correct?
Right now, the workflow is not very intuitive:
The workflow of this is not fluid. What’s the best way to improve this so it goes as follows?
By the way, with your help, I was able to set up the snippets for retrieving the saved information from the user profile (my last support request). Thank you.
The default behavior for the add-on when enabled is to not force a login for an event or create a user. That can be changed through the event editor:
There are also global settings that affect the defaults that are used for events in Event Espresso –> Registration Form –> User Integration settings.
The registration flow will then be similar to what you described except that the account is created once the information is submitted (not at the end of registration). If you are using the sample code snippets to store and retrieve information, then the information will be pre-populated for future registrations as long as they are actually logged into your website.
Thank you for your assistance. Now I better understand. So this has resolved part of the situation. However, I still have some concerns to address in step 4.
This is getting pretty close to how I would like it working! Thank you for all your assistance. It’s the first time I’m setting up EE. Looking forward to try EE5 whenever that comes out.
EE4 does not currently save reg form questions to the user, to do that you would need to save the answer to custom user meta values and then display those details on the profile page (you could pull them dynamically from the last registration but they could use different values each time)
Can I ask what it is your looking to do within the profile page?
The reason I ask is the EE4 User Integration add-on add the ‘My Events’ section to the profile page which is a little similar to this:
Is that what you are looking for?
Thanks for pointing out that shortcode, exactly what I need. I’ll hack around and make myself a custom profile page with that now. I prefer not to see the WP Admin top bar and side bar.
Btw, I tried using Theme My Login plugin to make a custom profile page, but it broke quite a bit of EE functionality (namely registering for events and loading the events calendar). Obviously I can’t expect that every plugin will be compatible with EE, but I thought it was worth mentioning. Just turning on the Theme My Login (without any of it’s actual modules enabled) breaks things.
I wanted to add the questions to the profile page in case users want to customise their responses later on, however I guess perhaps I’m just being pedantic. Users can edit their details upon registration of an event, that is sufficient.
Thank you for your help!
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