How to Create a Custom WordPress User Registration Form

In this tutorial, we will learn how to create a custom WordPress user registration form or custom user signup form that allows visitors to create accounts on your website. The form can be a lightbox or popup, slide-in or scroll-trigger box, notification bar, embedded, sidebar widget etc.

Go to the Optin Campaign page and click the Add New button at the top to create an optin form.

Enter a title and select a lightbox optin template or theme to use.

Create new optin campaign

You will then be redirected to the form builder where you have options and the flexibility to customize the optin form to your heart content. You can change the Headline, Description, Note, Fields and others according to your needs. See the screenshot below as example below:

WordPress User Registration

Having finished customizing the form, open the Integration panel, Select WordPress User Registration as integration and the user role to assign to users. There’s also the option to enable autologin which automatically logs in users to your site after registration.

Click on the “Map Custom Fields” button to map any extra fields you added to the form to their corresponding user profile fields.

WordPress Custom Fields Integratiion

To actually get the user registration form to display on your site, toggle the activate switch ON at the top (close to “Save Changes” button).

Navigate to the “Display Rules” panel.

If you want the user registration form to be displayed everywhere (all pages) of your WordPress site, also check “Globally load optin” otherwise use the page-level targeting and triggers to determine how and where in your site the form will be shown.

MailOptin display rules and targetingPage level targeting of optin forms

Finally, save the changes. Preview your website and you should see the registration form displayed. If it doesn’t show up, be sure to clear your website and browser cache.

Follow the guide below to learn how to create other popular types of email opt-in form. And don’t forget to select “WordPress User Registration” at “Integration” panel.