How to Create a Custom WordPress Registration Page
Do you want to create a custom WordPress registration page for your website?
While WordPress provides default registration and login pages for users, they may not always align with the design and branding of your website. This is where creating a custom registration page becomes crucial. A custom registration page not only enhances the user experience but also gives you complete control over the registration process.
In this article, we will guide you through creating a custom WordPress registration page using the powerful ProfilePress membership plugin to help you achieve a registration page that perfectly matches your website’s style and requirements.
Creating a Custom WordPress Registration Page
When installing ProfilePress, you will be prompted to create pages necessary for the plugin to function smoothly. One of these pages is a custom registration page automatically created for you. However, if you dismissed this prompt or if you prefer to create your custom registration page using WordPress, you can follow these instructions.
The page you create will contain a shortcode from the Forms & Profiles Section. This page will be used to register new users to the website.
Step One – Building the WordPress Registration Form
- Hover on ProfilePress and click on Forms & Profiles
- Click on Add New and select the Registration form type
- Enter a name for the form
- Select your preferred template
- Design the form with the drag & drop builder or Advanced shortcode builder.
You can preview how the form will look by clicking on the “Live Preview” button.
After saving the form, a shortcode will be generated for that particular form. Click on Forms & Profiles>>Registration and copy the shortcode for the newly created form.
Step Two – Creating the Registration Page
- Navigate to “Pages -> add new” in your WordPress dashboard.
- Create a new page and give it a title.
- Add the form shortcode you copied earlier to the page content.
- Save the page
NB: If you are using Gutenberg Block Editor, you need to add the Shortcode block and then paste the shortcode in the field
Step Three – Finishing up
After creating the page, you need to set the page as the default registration page in the global settings section of ProfilePress. This will cause all register links on your site to redirect/point to the registration page.
- Hover on ProfilePress and click on Settings
- Select the Global Settings tab
- Scroll down to the registration page section and select the newly created custom registration page.
- Click on Save Changes.
Creating a custom WordPress registration page is about making your website look more professional and cohesive. Still, it also enhances the user experience and gives you valuable control over the registration process.
By following the steps outlined in this article, you have the power to create a WordPress registration page that not only captures user data effectively but also leaves a lasting impression on your visitors.