Add fields in registration process

What should I do, when I want to ask additional details from users, at the time of registration?

If I'm using Payplans-Quick Registration or One-Click Checkout, then firstly, I need to create backup of existing Quick Registration plugin.

Step 1: Go to root/plugins/payplansregistration and copy the folder “auto” and save it with other name.

Step 2: Now, let’s say I want to add, an new field “First Name” to the registration.

Step 3: Goto the file at following path


Step 4: Add the following HTML code to it as follows :

<div class="control-group">
  <div class="control-label">
    First Name
  <div class="controls">
    <input type="text" size="20" id="payplansuserfirstname" name="payplansuserfirstname" class="placeholder"  />

Step 5: We have added only, html code, now we need to save it’s user params.

Step 6: Go-to the file at following path


Step 7: Find for the function “_doStartRegistration” and add this following code just after this lines of code.

$userId = $this->_autoRegister($username, $email, $password);

Code to be added:

//get the new value
$newValue =JFactory::getApplication()->input->get('payplansuserfirstname', ‘’);
$user = PayplansUser::getInstance($userId);
//save this new field value to user’s params, you can name it as you wish
$user->setParam(‘firstname’, $newValue); 

Step 8: It’s done, I can use this value as an payplans token also. it will not show in the list “view token” of payplans but can use following token to access this value. (camel-case word of the params that you have save).

for above eg. <<USER_PARAMS_FIRSTNAME>>

These change will be disapeared on payplans upgrade, so you need to have an backup for that.