Hello OpenNGO! There are currently 2 methods to provide user sign up forms in the released version of CiviCRM 1.3.
- use the GID of the profile you created like so => civicrm/profile/create?reset=1&gid=3
- create a standalone form
I took the advice on the WIKI here:
to include a hidden field that gets passed as checked in order to automatically add people who complete the form to a smart group. This works great, however....
interestingly enough, if you generate a stand alone profile that INCLUDES required fields, if the required fields are not properly completed, a page is presented that "hey, dummy, you forgot to fill in these completed fields".
that error page returned is the same as the profile GID method in #1 above. So... all those fields you may have tried to pass as hidden and all that custom formatting you've applied to your form pages goes out the window.
In addition, it would be greatly wonderful to be able to provide a "Preview" page for users as they submit profiles, so that they can give their information one last pass before the data is actually submitted.
thx again for all you do!