Expanding the registration form in PrestaShop by introducing additional fields

Posted On: May 8, 2023

Categories: Conversion Optimization

The registration form of a PrestaShop store has a pre-defined design, layout, and fields. A single layout may not suffice the needs of all. For example, a physician or health care website may want to know more about his or her client, while a shoe brand may need to know brands they like and use.

To get the most out of registration forms; you may need to expand, reduce, or modify with personalized fields. This article is going to help you customize the PrestaShop registration form in two ways. The first one is seeking the assistance of an expert developer to use the following code and modify the form. The second method is installing a module and doing it yourself.

If you want to avoid all the coding required to add addition fields you can also achieve same results using Prestashop Registration Form Module from FME Modules.

Expanding Prestashop registration fields with code

Step 1: Start modifying the ps_customer table by adding columns with the name of new_field and
new_field_mandatory. Edit classes/form/CustomerFormatter.php

Step 2: Navigate to phpMyAdmin and run this SQL command:
ALTER TABLE ps_customer ADD COLUMN new_field VARCHAR(250);
ALTER TABLE ps_customer ADD COLUMN new_field_mandatory VARCHAR(250);

Step 3: Move to CustomerFormatter class to edit as it leads to display the fields on the PrestaShop registration form.

Search: $format['email']
Add before:
$format['new_field'] = (new FormField)
'New field', [], 'Shop.Forms.Labels'
$format['new_field_mandatory'] = (new FormField)

'New Field Mandatory', [], 'Shop.Forms.Labels'

Here, you get the ease of changing the placement of new fields where suitable.

Step 4: Modify classes/Customer.php

Create new columns to expand the customer model. Configure validation and mark the field mandatory as well.

Search for:

public $groupBox;
Add after:
public $new_field;
public $new_field_mandatory;
'table' => 'customer',
'primary' => 'id_customer',
'fields' => array(
Add after:
'new_field' => array('type' => self::TYPE_STRING),
'new_field_mandatory' => array('type' => self::TYPE_STRING, 'required' => true),

Step 5: Save the Changes to review them on the PrestaShop customer registration form. Find if the newly created fields appear with the name of New Field and New Field Mandatory.

These changes will also reflect in the information section of the customer accounts already created in the store. They can provide information now.

Step 6: Log in to the back office of your PrestaShop store. Click Customer Settings.

Edit Admin Customers Controller with the new fields.


'type' => 'text',
'prefix' => '',
'label' => $this->trans('Email address', array(), 'Admin.Global'),
'name' => 'email',
'col' => '4',
'required' => true,
'autocomplete' => false
Add after:
'type' => 'text',
'label' => $this->trans('New field', array(), 'Admin.Global'),
'name' => 'new_field',
'col' => '4',
'type' => 'text',
'label' => $this->trans('New field mandatory', array(), 'Admin.Global'),
'name' => 'new_field_mandatory',
'required' => true,
'col' => '4',

Go to the PrestaShop customer registration form and the fields may appear.

Step 7: Edit the Customers Page using



{l s='Age'}

{if isset($customer->birthday) && $customer->birthday != '0000-00-00'} {l s='%1$d years old (birth date:
%2$s)' sprintf=[$customer_stats['age'], $customer_birthday]} {else} {l s='Unknown'} {/if}
Add after:
{l s='New field'}
{if isset($customer->New_field)} {$customer->New_field} {else} {l s='Unknown'} {/if}
{l s='New field mandatory'}
{if isset($customer->New_field_mandatory)} {$customer->new_field_mandatory} {else} {l s='Unknown'}

Save and the fields will display.

Step 8: Expand Fields to the Customer table in the back office.

To make the newly created fields appear in the customer table, you need to edit Admin Customers Controlled with the fields. Modify controllers/admin/AdminCustomersController.php


'email' => array(
'title' => $this->trans('Email address', array(), 'Admin.Global')
Add after:
'new_field' => array(
'title' => $this->trans('New field', array(), 'Admin.Global')
'new_field_mandatory' => array(
'title' => $this->trans('New field mandatory', array(), 'Admin.Global')


) as connect

Add after:

,new_field, new_field_mandatory

Save the file and review the new columns.

Step 9: Move changes to override. Copy files. Replace in Destination files. Purge Cache.

This way, you will be able to expand the registration form in PrestaShop 1.7. It is cost-effective, but complex and vulnerable to bugs too. Installing a plugin or module seems to be a more hassle-free technique. Learn it in the following tutorial.

Expanding with a Customer Registration Module

The PrestaShop registration form is a purpose-built module that allows you to expand the sign-up form with additional fields and options with a few clicks. It helps you acquire relevant and accurate information about potential customers the moment they register for an account. you can add as many fields as you want to know their interests.

The module supports several field types to help you create easy-to-answer options. These include dropdown, multi-select, radio button, Yes/No option, date, text area, and message only. Using dependable fields, you can hide additional options as they appear when a condition in its preceding field is fulfilled.

Besides these core features, there are plenty of other useful options to expand the registration form without writing a single line of code. Follow the steps to install the app and start customizing customer registrations in PrestaShop.

Step 1: Download and install the module, and you will get a new section in the dashboard named Registration Fields.

Step 2: Click Manage Registration Fields to create new options and manage them from a central dashboard.

Step 3: Click the + sign labeled as ‘Add New Field.’

Step 4: Write a field name

Step 5: Specify field size (applicable to text and text area fields only)

Step 6: Add a field to a block of options

Step 7: Select field type.

The PrestaShop customer registration module helps you select an option type that relates to the question or query. Ask for a detailed answer in the text area or a short one in the text field. Try these field types:

  • Text field
  • Text area
  • Date
  • Yes/No
  • Multi-selec
  • Dropdown
  • Checkboxes
  • Radio button
  • Image
  • Attachment
  • Message (Display Only)

Step 8: Implement field validation to ensure accuracy in data collection through registration forms. You can validate fields by:

  • Decimals
  • Integers
  • Email address
  • Web URL address
  • Letters only
  • Letters and/or numbers
  • Date

Step 9: Mark the field mandatory and customers won't be able to register without answering the option. It is useful in collecting important information about customers.

Step 10: Create dependent fields.

Make one field dependent on another. For example, you can make a kid's field dependent on the marital status field. If the customer selects married, the kid's field will appear, otherwise, it won't.

Click Save and you have successfully created a field. Repeat this simple process to add more fields.

Note: If you want to customize your product page by adding custom fields only to your Product's page, you can use the Prestashop custom product fields module. This module works specifically on your Product's detail page.


The PrestaShop registration form needs improvement and additional features relevant to a business. Comparing the above methods for expanding the registration form, we can say that using a module is the easiest one. It offers the addition of different field types besides other useful features.