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User Form

This is a maintenance topic, used by the Wiki administrator.

Data form definition of user topics

Name Type Size ValuesSorted ascending Tooltip message Attributes
FirstName text 40      
LastName text 40      
OrganisationName text 40      
OrganisationURL text 40      
Profession text 40      
Country text 40      
State text 40      
Address text 40      
Location text 40      
Telephone text 40      
VoIP text 40      
InstantMessaging (IM) textarea 50x4   (One account per line, if several)  
Email text 40      
HomePage text 40      

Customizing the User Form

If you want to change the user form, you would first want to make a copy of this form to the Main Web. That ensures your changes stay intact after a Foswiki update.

To make a copy, follow these steps:

  • By hand:
    1. Take a copy of this topic and save it to UserForm
    2. When editing your new UserForm topic, change the entries in the data form definition. You may remove all explanation around the table.
  • Automatically:

    you will return here after saving

cross Note that your form changes will only be visible in a user topic after it has been saved.
cross Please keep the UserRegistration form and this form definition in sync. When you update this form you need to edit/save the NewUserTemplate topic. This ensures that the fields are in the right order.

A form for new users

To use your new user form for new (registering) users, create a copy of Main.NewUserTemplate.

  • By hand:
    1. Take a copy of NewUserTemplate and save it to Main.NewUserTemplate
    2. Set the topic form to your custom UserForm topic

  • Automatically:

    you will return here after saving


Related topics: WikiUsers, UserViewTemplate, NewUserTemplate, UserHomepageHeader, DataForms, UserRegistration spacer
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