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I am a newbie to expressionengine. I have EE 2.5.5 purchased version. What i want to know is can i create a member registration form and explicitly ask users to register?

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The only way to allow members to register without an add-on is to use the Member module's registration functionality. This page is displayed based on your "member" trigger word, uses a completely different set of templates from the rest of your site, and is generally a pain in the ass.

(This is why modules like FreeMember and User are so popular.)

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  • @Derek: out of curiosity, why wouldn't EE have a stand alone member registration form/tag? – Abie Mar 14 '13 at 5:46
  • @mjr +1 it is for FreeMember :) – Abie Mar 14 '13 at 5:47
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    @Abie That is an excellent question to which I do not know the answer. – Derek Hogue Mar 14 '13 at 12:22
  • @DerekHogue thats a good way to put it :) anyway, thanks for the responses. – Abie Mar 14 '13 at 12:41
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You should see here http://www.sidd3.com/stand-alone-member-registration-form-in-expressionengine/

This weblog having the example code for stand alone member registration form without using any third-party add-on.

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  • thanks. its working :). how to pass member group id through form code input ? Please advise. – user3770854 Apr 23 '16 at 10:48

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