The idea of a two-stage registration form is to increase the likelihood a user will sign up, by breaking up a larger form into two
A user will initially sign up with only an e-mail address or limited details, and then be asked for more details on a second page. If the
user doesn't complete the second stage of registration, at least you have some limited information to add them to your contact database
Keep Your Database Clean & Valuable
Ideally to maintain a valuable, clean database you'll know at least these details about each of your contacts:
Requesting a minimum of these details will ensure that your database stays clean and personalized.
The Registration Form
The first registration form requests an e-mail address, first name and last name from the user, and the second stage form requests their address, phone number and date of birth details.
The first stage registration form:
This form would be added to the website design, or on the first page of the two page registration process.
<h1>Thanks <personalisation:firstname /></h1>
<p>If you have a spare minute, please help us improve how we communicate with you by providing a few additional details:</p>
<forms:form id="signup_two" onsubmitredirect="[? getRedirectURL() ?]" contactmode="store" >
<forms:row label="Phone Number">
<forms:editbox id="contact_phone" width="194" />
<forms:row label="Street Address">
<forms:editbox id="contact_address" width="200" /><br />
<forms:editbox id="contact_suburb_city" width="200" /><br />
<forms:editbox id="contact_postcode" width="200" /><br />
<forms:row label="Date of Birth">
<forms:editbox id="contact_dob_d" width="64" class="form-control" placeholder="DD" />
<forms:editbox id="contact_dob_m" width="64" class="form-control" placeholder="MM" />
<forms:editbox id="contact_dob_y" width="70" class="form-control" placeholder="YYYY" />
<forms:row type="one_column" align="center">
<forms:submitbutton id="submitButton" value="Update My Details" />
After adding the above code to your second page, you'll need to add some server code to properly re-direct the user back to the page they were originally referred from. If you
don't want to redirect the user, simply leave the onsubmitredirect="" attribute blank (or redirect to a success page) and don't worry about the below server code:
*Note: To access the server code for a page, simply open the page with the page editor and select the "Server Code" tab towards the top of the page.