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FrontendUser uses a temp PW User object. All existing fields should be saved, but it's done via PW api, not the PW admin create user process (haven't looked into it...).

Send email after user registration? You could write a plugin hook after FrontendUser save() method...

     * Save the temp User object
     * @param User $user Temp User object to save
     * @return boolean Sucessful (true) saved or not (false)
    protected function ___save($user) {
        if (empty($user->name) || empty($user->email) || $user->pass->hash == '') {
            return $this->_('Register process unexpected failed!');
        if ($user->save()) {
            return true;
        return $this->_('User registration failed!');

Hook after save() method. If return value  === true (exactly true! not "== true") you can send a mail via PW api or load a module to send the email...

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Thats actually my code. It works for register but dont work for the Email new user. 

Ive thought i could write i plugin hook but i cant :D

So please help where is the mistake ? 

$fu = $modules->get('FrontendUser');

// prepare login form (default parameters)

// Default parameter
//$fu->login(array('username', 'password'));

// Additional LoginPersist and ProcessForgotPassword module integration (built-in)
$fu->login(array('username', 'password',  'forgot'));

// process login / form submit

// output form
echo $fu->render();

$modules->get('EmailAdminNewUser'); // lade Modul um den Admin zu benachrichtigen 
$u_vorname = $modules->get('InputfieldText');
$u_vorname->label = $this->_('Vorname');
$u_vorname->attr('id+name', 'u_vorname');
$u_vorname->required = 1;
$u_vorname->fhSanitizer = 'text';

$nachname = $modules->get('InputfieldText');
$nachname->label = $this->_('Nachname');
$nachname->attr('id+name', 'nachname');
$nachname->required = 1;
$nachname->fhSanitizer = 'text';

$unternehmen = $modules->get('InputfieldText');
$unternehmen->label = $this->_('Unternehmen');
$unternehmen->attr('id+name', 'unternehmen');
$unternehmen->required = 1;
$unternehmen->fhSanitizer = 'text';

$strnr = $modules->get('InputfieldText');
$strnr->label = $this->_('Strasse / Hausnummer');
$strnr->attr('id+name', 'strnr');
$strnr->required = 1;
$strnr->fhSanitizer = 'text';

$plz = $modules->get('InputfieldText');
$plz->label = $this->_('Plz / Ort');
$plz->attr('id+name', 'plz');
$plz->required = 1;
$plz->fhSanitizer = 'text';

$tel = $modules->get('InputfieldText');
$tel->label = $this->_('Telefonnummer');
$tel->attr('id+name', 'tel');
$tel->required = 1;
$tel->fhSanitizer = 'text';

$fu->addHookBefore('save', function($event) {
    $form = wire('fu')->form;
    $user = wire('fu')->userObj;

    if(!count($form->getErrors())) {

        wire('fu')->userObj->u_vorname = $form->fhValue('u_vorname', 'text');
        wire('fu')->userObj->u_nachname = $form->fhValue('nachname', 'text');
        wire('fu')->userObj->u_unternehmen = $form->fhValue('unternehmen', 'text');
        wire('fu')->userObj->u_hausnummer = $form->fhValue('strnr', 'text');
        wire('fu')->userObj->u_plzort = $form->fhValue('plz', 'text');
        wire('fu')->userObj->u_telefonnummer = $form->fhValue('tel', 'text');


// prepare register form
$fu->register(array('username',  $u_vorname, $nachname, $unternehmen , $strnr, $plz, $tel, 'email', 'password'));
echo $fu->render();

The admin need an email with new user details and a link to activate this user. 

Because there are 3 different view gropus of users. 

Where i put the code for my custom email to the user admin ? 

I tried to understand it with the after hooks but how to hook the press on the registeration button ? 


PS: I have some problems with the forget user funktion. I see it twice ? 

if im logged in i see blank place. can i set a message like you are logged in currently ? 

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$modules->get('EmailAdminNewUser'); // lade Modul um den Admin zu benachrichtigen 

I haven't used or seen EmailAdminNewUser before. So I don't know how it should work / triggered...

    public function init() {
            $this->addHookBefore('InputfieldPassword::render', $this, 'notRequiredNote');
            $this->addHookBefore('InputfieldPassword::processInput', $this, 'removeRequired');
        if(wire('page')->process == "ProcessUser") $this->addHookAfter('ProcessPageEdit::buildFormContent', $this, 'addEmailFields');
        $this->addHookAfter('Password::setPass', $this, 'getPassword');
        $this->pages->addHookBefore('saveReady', $this, 'sendNewUserEmail');

FrontendUser "save()" method won't trigger it I think...

EmailAdminNewUser will only work if it hooks into $user->save().

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hmm but it doesent relly work for me still ? 

why ? 

The testmail works but the Module not really.

Try putting $modules->get('EmailAdminNewUser');


$fu = $modules->get('FrontendUser');

At least that is how I have it.

Do you have this in site/config.php:

* adminEmail: address to send optional fatal error notifications to.
$config->adminEmail = 'name@exampledomain.com';

Because my module is getting the email with


I did notice that I didn't even have that config set, but it still always worked for me..

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I haven't take a look into it, but add hooks have to be done before $fu->process(). After this method the form is processed by PW.

Why not send the email by wireMail() with custom content and recipient?

$mail = wireMail();

// html body

// plain body


Could be done hooked after FrontendUser::save.

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I haven't take a look into it, but add hooks have to be done before $fu->process(). After this method the form is processed by PW.

Why not send the email by wireMail() with custom content and recipient?

$mail = wireMail();

// html body

// plain body


Could be done hooked after FrontendUser::save.

Thanks heaps! Now I can throw away my silly little module made in a hurry.

Here is a solution that will email to all your superusers, thanks to LostKobrakai for being there on IRC to give advice:

  $form->addHookAfter('FrontendUser::save', function() use($fu, $input) {
    $superusers = wire('users')->find("roles=superuser");
    $emails = $superusers->explode('email');
    $subject = "A new user registered at the site: " . $fu->userObj->fullname;
    $emailContentPlain = "Go and activate them: http://www.mysite.fi/myadmin/";
    $mail = wireMail();

    // plain body


Note: wire('pages')->find("template=user.. did not work. It had to be wire('users') !!

$fu->userObj->fullname; is getting the value of my extra field, fullname.

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Hey there pwFoo this is great! Great module you wrote here. I am working on implementing it into my site and was wondering if I am misunderstanding how to set up registration with email validation. The flow that I am used to on the net is :

register with information - > submit

see splash screen that reminds the user to check their email to confirm

follow email link -> enable account (sometimes this is the step where the user sets a permanent password if none is entered on the sign up form)

redirect to profile page for more information on the user 

How would you recommend that I go about implementing this module in order to accomplish this? 

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Take a look at the FrontendUserRegisterEmailValidation submodule. It adds an email validation step before the new user will be registered.

Just load the plugin as additional field "emailValidation".

$fu->register(array('username', 'email', 'emailValidation', 'password'));
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Apologies for not being more specific. I set the option for email validation and have noticed that the email contains a validation token. Is there any way to implement a flow that allows for a user to follow the link using the token instead of first having to enter the code that was emailed. I would like to just have the user follow the link to the password reset page where they would then enter their own password. Then on reset the user would be automatically logged in. 

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The Email should contain the token and a link to the second step of user registration form (filled with username, email address and token).

Password reset isn't handled by FrontendUser module, it just uses the ProcessForgotPassword core module.

Your use case is possible and the needed snippets and examples should be here in the forum, but you need to extend FrontendUser to work as you want it. I implemented ProcessForgotPassword because it should be secure and do the password reset job.

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Sorry, I wasn't intending to sound critical  :). I just didn't want to start modifying anything before I fully understood the intended behaviour of the module. I now have it implemented and the css is now in place. I have one issue though. When registering you first input your username and your email. When you click to send the code the form posts back as it should, but then the error gets tripped before the whole form has been submitted "Email validation code NOT match!". I think I could locate a fix in the code but I was wondering if this is something that you were planning on dealing with in your own code before I go hacking at the module.

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It was important to check token mismatch and changed / duplicate username or email address before a new user is saved.

I think you shouldn't use my plugin. Write a submodule which isn't based on FrontendUserRegisterEmailValidation.

Just register an unpublished user. Send an activation mail via hook after save(). User activation could be done as independent (sub-)module.

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FrontendUser is based on the PW form api and PW inputfields.

Haven't links here, but just search the forum.



I hope that will help you to style your form.

If someone build a base / example style I'll add it to the module / documentation.

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Get it to work only with css. Thank you for your links.

How can i change the placeholders inside the textfields? It says username, password and login.

How could i translate that?

In PW settings - languages - your lang - select file for translation and give the module file.

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I have some Redirect Issues on Logout in Firefox. When I press Logout in Chrome everything seems working. In FF ive got endless redirects. The way I lougout is:

$fu = $modules->get('FrontendUser');

Runs on an own page, means not on the same where the Login/Register is located (There is only a Link to the Logout Page to print a feedback message). Whats the fault? I dont use redirect because I dont need any. 

By the way: I find no elegant way to send an email, when some new user is registrated. Is there any way to send an email out of the box from this module? Every extern way means to send emails in a very general way without events fired directly from my registration form.

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Easiest way to deal with logging out is to just make a two line template at /logout/

     if($user->isLoggedin()) $session->logout();

We take a look at the modules logout() method ;)

    public function ___logout ($redirect) {
        $this->session->redirect($redirect, false);

So just do what you want in the template.

With the redirect above and the modules logout method it looks like that.

// logout the current user

If you use a combined login / logout page or a redirect to the current page you need if / else in the template like that.

if ($user->isGuest()) {
    // do login or just write a "You're logged out..." message 
else {
    // do logout

I could add a check to prevent a loop, but with a redirect to the current page you have to handle it with if / else to serve the correct page for guests / loggedin users...

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Thank you a lot. I think it would be enough to mention this in your documentation. I was really confused about the endless loop redirects.

And is there any ability to send mails? Because I have the problem that any redirect is looses the data from posting the form. It would be helpful to send the admin an email that a new user is registered.

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