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Use email only to associate registration with user account

Posted: August 16, 2017 at 2:28 pm


August 16, 2017 at 2:28 pm

We have public events that our user members may want to register for without having to log-in. To help them streamline registration process, we’ve added this to a custom plugin to disable traffic cop:

My question is this:
If a logged-out user registers for an event with their email address (which would match their user record), but they spell their name differently (such as all lowercase or a simple typo)… will EE4 recognize them and associate it with their WP user record?

How can we have only a user’s email address act as the primary identifier? So if anyone registers with that email address, regardless of how they spell (or mispell) their own name, it is still associated with their WP user record?

If that is not possible, can I manually associate the misspelled registration with their WP user record?


  • Support Staff

August 16, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Hi there,

When you deactivate the traffic cop feature,
and if they mistype their name on the reg form,
or possibly register for someone else on their behalf,
and input the same email address that matches their WP user account,
then the registration will not be associated with their account,
and a new contact record will be made.

Currently there isn’t a way to merge two different contacts into one short of using PHPmyadmin and making edits to the posts table and the post_meta table. The traffic cop features avoids these types of issues.

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Updated by  Josh 2 years, 12 months ago ago

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