I am wanting to add some fields to the registration page, so I thought I'd write a plugin for it.
It looks like the process would be:
Add a 'filter:register.build' hook function to insert the html for the extra form inputs.
Add a 'filter:user.custom_fields' function to insert the key/value to the userData object.
I looked at the spam-be-gone plugin to get an understanding of how to go about it, but my question is: Is it possible to place my added field(s) at the top of the form -- or anywhere else -- rather than the bottom?
I can also do this by adding my additional html into the register.tpl file and then adding the key/value to the userData object in /src/user/create.js, but I'd rather do it via a plugin as it seems cleaner. I don't need the data to appear on the site (i.e. the user's profile) so just these two things work fine.
The problem is I believe I'd have to do a 'git pull --rebase' each time I wanted to get updates for nodebb which could break things over time. Seems hacky. Plus, it is more maintainable to keep my modifications modular.
So, is there a better way? What's the best way to go about doing something like this? I'm just assuming that doing it via a plugin would be ideal, but if there are better options that are clean, then please let me know.
Lastly, if I wanted to have a function run a check on this info for duplicates during the registration (exactly like the one for username) can you steer me in the right direction on how I'd go about it?
I also think Nodebb need a redactor editor because basic users may not be custom to markup language.
The issue now is that the default composer and redactor composer are incompatible, several plugins that was developed for the default composer will not work for redactor. I hope Nodebb can standardize the composer for both expert and novice users.