Tuesday, 13 January 2015 11:04
Modified: Wednesday, 07 March 2018 14:06
How to add extra fields during new user registration process4.5 out of 5 based on 8 votes.

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If you want to add extra fields for your users during registration you need to use Joomla User Profile plugin.

Joomla User Profile plugin appears in the Joomla core and when enabled gives the possibility to add more information fields to registered users profiles.

In this short tutorial, we will show you next what this plugin does.

Here are all types of fields that can be added direct to the profiles:

  • Address 1
  • Address 2
  • City
  • Region
  • Country
  • Postal / ZIP Code
  • Phone
  • Web site
  • Favorite Book
  • About Me
  • Date of Birth
  • Terms of service
  • Select terms of service article


Enabling the Joomla User Profile plugin


  1. Go to Plugin Manager and find the plugin through "Search" field typing "profile"
  2. Enable the plugin clicking the "x" button. 


Editing the Joomla User Profile plugin

Open the plugin, as you can see options are divided into two tables:

  1. User profile fields for registration and administrator user forms - when someone want to register
  2. User profile fields for profile edit form - when people are members already

It can be useful If you want to ask people something only at the registration process for example.

Each field can be set as: Disabled, Optional or Required.

The first set of fields:


And so looks like the second set of fields:



The usage of Joomla User Profile

Let's see how look the registration fields for your website's registered users.


Now check the view of your fields during the profile's edition.


We have the final view that is visible in each user profile in administrator area. That's how the fields appear now:


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