By default, User Registration in Joomla 4 is not allowed. That means it is disabled. In some cases, this is the perfect solution to prevent the Joomla site from cyber-attacks or unauthorized users. However, If you want to increase interaction from users or visitors, this is absolutely not recommended for your website. Therefore, if you are looking for a method to enable and edit user registration in Joomla 4, the blog today is for you. Now, let’s get started!
The way to Enable and Edit User Registration in Joomla 4
Enabling User Registration in Joomla 4
First of all, in order to enable user registration, you need to log in to your Joomla 4 administrator dashboard.
Then, on the toggle menu sidebar, let’s go to Users -> Manage. At the upper-right corner of the screen, you simply click on the Options button.
Now, the User Options will appear for you to set up. The first option is the Allow User Registration. It comes with a ‘No’ selection. So, let’s turn it into a ‘Yes’ selection to enable user registration.
Don’t forget to store all your changes with the Save button at the top left of the screen.
Now, on the home page of your site, the line ‘Create an account‘ appears to allow the site visitors to register an account.
The default user registration of Joomla 4 will contain 4 required fields, including a name, a username, a password, and an email address. You can see the form in the following image.
Besides that, when you turn on the Allow User Registration option, the default option of New User Account Activation is ‘Administrator‘. That means only the site administrators have the right to activate the account that anyone wants to register as a user on your website.
If you want to allow the users to activate their accounts independently, let’s choose the Self option.
Finally, don’t forget to press on Save button to store your changes.
Editing User Registration Form in Joomla 4
If you desire to customize the user registration form in your own style, the first thing you need to do is go to System -> Plugins (under the Manage section).
Now, on the search bar, you just need to type ‘User – profile‘, then enter and open the plugin.
After opening the User – Profile plugin, let’s choose the Enabled option in the Status section.
Now, you are easily able to edit the fields that you want to display on the user registration form. There will be 3 options for you to select for each field, including:
- Required: That means the users will fill out the field so that they can register the site user successfully.
- Optional: The users can enter the information in the field or not. It’s not mandatory.
- Disabled: The field won’t appear on the user registration form.
Finally, let’s save all your changes.
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