Registration refers to signing up for a site or service as a user with a username and password.

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Benefits gained by forcing users to register to access content?

Corporate websites often make available white-papers, articles, or other content-related materials pertaining to the company's area of expertise. While this pattern is consistent, the methods of ...
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What is best practice for data protection on a registration form?

This is in part a UX and a legal (UK) question. Is there a best practice in terms of opt in statements for data protection for registration. I have had our CRM team suggest that we should include ...
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Adoption rate of Phone Verification in Sign Up form?

Of late we could see Phone Verification method is used in account registration forms so as to prove one is not a robot (e.g., Google signup form). So how popular is it's adoption rate? And how much it ...
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Force User to Sign In/Sign Up?

We're building a dating site application. In popular dating sites, such as Match.com, users must first sign in or sign up before being able to use the site at all. We see thinking of the site ...
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What fields to drop from the registration form?

Our current registration form is too long and some fields should be omitted. All of these look important except 'Tell us something about yourself.' Currently used fields are: User Password Company ...
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Should my app send a confirmation email on user registration?

I'm grappling with the user registration experience for my application. I'm considering this model: User enters... Username Password Password confirmation Email address The app displays a ...
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How to handle a complicated registration process

Ok so it is a bit complicated ... bear with me In my web application, I have something called "Office" and it has many "Employees". An "Employee" can not exist without an "Office". So in my current ...
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Has anyone seen an account activation solution which didn't open another tab

I know account activation can be avoided by using other verification methods such as captchas etc. However I'm wondering if a solution already exists for the following scenario (which happens to be ...
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After registering should the user be sent to the page they came from or to a welcome page?

After a user signs up for a website, what would be more user friendly: redirect them to the page they came from (if they did) or send them to some sort of a "welcome" page? I currently have my ...
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In non-social applications, are usernames redundant?

If there is no social element to a web app, should the user be asked to create a username during the sign-up process? Is username creation a pointless extra hurdle, or does it serve a purpose?
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Signing up for a site with a social network versus a form

I am designing a registration page for our site where we allow people to signup 3 different ways: Facebook, Twitter and also a manual signup form. We want to drive people to use Facebook and Twitter ...
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Should (and how should I) I use email addresses for login without validating them?

So that users don't have to remember a username, my webapp doesn't ask users to enter one (accounts are private and there are no profiles or user-generated content). However, I would also prefer not ...
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User registration tips

I have a site that requires email validation as well as sms (cellphone number) validation. At the moment my registrations Vs non registrations are 10 to 1 (towards non registrations). This is almost ...
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Support forum login?

I'm getting ready to release a new software product, and am setting up my support forum. Should I require users to login to post or reply to topics, or not? I'd like to make it easy for users to ...
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Sign up: Double opt-in still best practice? What about mobile?

Everybody knows the normal registration process: Fill in sign up form Wait for email Click confirmation link in email Done (signed in & confirmation by email) IMO this process works because ...
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Email first registration

I'm wondering how to structure our signup process. We really need email verification, so the idea is that instead of having the classic 'register then verify' process, we ask for the email first, and ...
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Email confirmation after paid user registration

We are developing a website where user registration is paid. My confusion is regarding, whether an email with activation link needs to be sent after the registration is complete (payment is part of ...
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How to best inform user they cant use the service for a period of time after registering?

For security reasons, after registering we cant let the user actually use the product until 14 days have past. Right now I'm just appending a message at the end of the form (Ann#3) - is there a ...
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Is it good user experience to only require an email address at signup?

Is it a good idea to only require an email address from users at signup (without a password or other details)? After they sign up, we will send a random password to their email address; this password ...
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Should user registration be tabbed or part of a multi-step form?

I am trying to find a good way to design my registration form. I have looked at the idea of having multiple steps for the form. Or using a tabular layout. Both of pros and cons. I am wondering which ...
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Making the user login again after registration

Simple question: is it a bad idea to automatically login a user after their registration was flawlessly completed? A majority of all the websites I visit does not use this behavior, which is the ...
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Why should we ask the password twice during registration?

It would be easier to ask for a user's password only once during registration. The problem: The user could make a mistake while typing the password once because of hiding letters. The solution: The ...
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Best practice to communicate 'direct' registration with a website (not through Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc)

When offering registration on a website with the options to signup with Facebook, Google, etc. What is the best way to say to register 'directly' with the website and not using any external third ...
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“Sign Up” vs “Create an Account”

Which pick is better for a service? Especially if I would like the website to resemble American style. Gmail and Dropbox say: "Sign In or create an account" Yahoo says: "Sign In. New here? Sign Up"....
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Registration: Username and password or email and password

During a registration process what would the reasons be for using: username/password or email/password combinations to register the user? Is it a case of identification once in the system (may be ...
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Is it better to ask for 'full name' or 'first name' and 'last name' in a registration form? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I want to make name input one field instead of first name/Last name. Wise? Worth it? I want to know that whether full name or first name and last name is better to ask in ...
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One column logistration form OR two columns?

Don't look at me like that, I actually like the way to call both login and registration forms together a logistration form, well it's convenient. I've designed a logistration form, but the problem is ...
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When form submission fails, password field gets blanked, why is that the case?

I've seen many registration forms where if fields don't pass validation, the password fields are blanked as well. Why is this the case? I understand why you'd blank the password in a login form, but ...
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Should sign up be available from both Mobile and web?

Let's say I have an iPhone application AND a website that works synergetically with the app. For example it might allow the user to manage the iPhone app's data. In this case how should the sign up ...
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Best way to allow registration to an invite only web app?

I'm in the process of planning a web app which will offer an advice service to people who earn above a certain salary threshold. The thinking is that the new users will be procured through their banks....
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Multiple step registration form design

I have a multiple step registration form. What is the trade off between what information is in the registration form and the profile? For example should some content such as location be in the ...
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User registration form and already registered

We have a registration form like the below. I'm curious if I should be displaying different text for an email address that already exists in our database. It seems like that could be used for spam ...
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Should we send both username and password after registration?

After users have registered on a website, should that website send both username and password in their registration confirmation email ?
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Should a classifieds website user be made to sign up before posting ads?

I am in the classifieds website business. I am struggling to find general consensus about the best way to design a user experience for being able to post ads on a classifieds site. Specifically, the ...
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Subliminal user registration

I'm developing a forum/community board and I want to avoid registration forms. So I decided to make user registration almost implicit. What I mean is, if an unregistered user is about to do something ...
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Registration Button Research

I'm redesigning the registration page for my website, and I'm wondering if anyone has come across any research relating to the affects of different wording and colors for the registration button? How ...
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Should an E-commerce Site that is predominantly a B2B site have OAuth?

A company that I work at from time to time is looking to add OAuth to their site, and had asked for my recommendation if it's worth the development time and if people would actually use it. In my ...
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Should registration be optional on an e-commerce site?

I am developing an e-commerce web site which will sell tourism services (airport transfer, accommodation, excursions, etc.). I am on a path here that I need to decide if I will provide a membership ...
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Recording Debit/Credit Card Details at the start of a 'Free Trial'?

Does anyone have experience, analytics or similar on the impact of taking payment details at the start of a free trial period for a product? It's one of the things I hate the most about trialing ...
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Creating Login Processes

I'm redesigning a login process for my product's website. Right now I have my login process, billing address and shipping address on one page. I'm looking at other sites like Amazon and Barnes and ...
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Ways to avoid online contest voting fraud … is SMS account verification too much to ask?

Mitigating Cheating & Voter Fraud in Online Contests… We run online contests of various sorts that involve users voting on entries (usually one vote per user per day). The prizes range from ...
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Where do users expect to find the “create new account” functionality?

I'm developing a website where users will be able to sign in, and thus they need to be able to register. Is it sufficient to include the registration functionality (or link to it) on the sign-in page?...
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Which to show first: login or register screen or both?

I have a site for which I am working to improve user onboarding. What happens now is that when a user does some action that requires him to be logged in, I make a jQuery popup come up telling him to ...
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How to drive conversion in a website?

I've built a website for a startup. The websites purpose is to convert the visitors (mostly iPhone developers) to register to the beta of the SDK that the website presents. Out of about 100 visitors ...
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My forum has many views and Facebook likes but very few users are actually logging in or posting topics/replies?

I made a forum a month ago for foreigners living in Taiwan: www.taiwantalk.org. The Categories range from doing business in Taiwan to having relationships in Taiwan. Screenshot: This month I've ...
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What features should you add to a homepage to help sign-up conversion?

There are a few give-ins...simple social sign-up, tours, testimonials... but what have you found in your experience that really puts the icing on the cake when getting users to sign-up with the site. ...
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On Android, how do you design a very shallow navigation?

I need to create a simple account section in my mobile app with 1-level deep navigation: ___ Register / Account -- \___ Login On iPhone, I'm using a grouped table ...
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Deliberate Barriers to Entry in Web Design

ACHICA.com has taken the "members only club" concept to a level I've never seen online; you can hardly view anything on the site without registering. This is the first time I've seen barriers to entry ...
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Reasons For Moving To Required Login For Order Form

Now I know the question seems like it will have obvious answers, but what I need mostly are sources if possible. I would like to convince my boss' that requiring logins to order is the right path. I ...
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Is offering more than one openid/social-sign-in option a good idea?

Lots of sites nowadays offer the option to log in via Google, Facebook, LinkedIn and so on, and sometimes a standard username/password option as well. While this goes a long way toward helping users ...