[Solved]-Django-registration app and Django 1.5 custom user model


django-registration’s main fork is not compatible with django 1.5 for now.

Check this pull request.

You have three options:

  • Patch django-registration’s code. You can get the changes needed from the pull request.
  • Use an unofficial fork that is already patched. This one for example.
  • Wait for an update on the main fork…


This link explains the process well and works with django-registration 1.0

here are a few extra pointers in addition to the above code.

To update the first name change this in the models.py

def user_registered_callback(sender, user, request, **kwargs):
profile = ExUserProfile(user = user)
profile.is_human = bool(request.POST["is_human"])
user.first_name = request.POST["firstname"]


and in the forms.py file

class ExRegistrationForm(RegistrationForm):
    is_human = forms.BooleanField(label = "Are you human?:")
    firstname = forms.CharField(max_length=30)
    lastname = forms.CharField(max_length=30)

finally to see the changes on the form create an appropriate template. The profile can be seen in the admin by creating a file called admin.py in your app and write the following code

from django.contrib import admin
from django.contrib.auth.models import User
from django.contrib.auth.admin import UserAdmin
from prof.models import ExUserProfile


class UserProfileInline(admin.StackedInline):
    model = ExUserProfile

class UserProfileAdmin(UserAdmin):
    inlines = [ UserProfileInline, ]

admin.site.register(User, UserProfileAdmin)


Django-registration 1.0 has been released recently. It was completely rewritten to use class based views and with Django 1.0 custom user model support. Check out the docs.

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