I want to setup a zoo visitor form where users can select which member type (member group) they want to be part of. I've setup as described in the documentation setting the allowed member groups (5|8) and the select input.

However, when I test it and activate the account, it always sets them to member group 5, despite selecting 8?

  • Do you set a default value for that input on the Zoo Visitor form? before you submit a test form, use your developer tools to make sure the value of that input is definitely set to "8". Report back after checking, and I'll check a site I have that has Zoo Visitor.
    – jrothafer
    Commented Sep 15, 2015 at 13:09

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I was being a complete and utter doughnut.

I was using group_id="5|8" in the registration form tag instead of allowed_groups="5|8"

Now working perfectly!

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