Secret #1: Your user plugin.
Have you ever lamented the fact that your registration page doesn’t collect enough information from your members? Take a look at the screen shot below of my boring registration page.
Now let’s add some more fields to collect some more information from our users. Go to your plugin manager. Search for the “User- Profile” plugin (it’s unpublished by default). Click in and take a look at the options:
Choose the fields you want to make available for your users. Enable the plugin and take a look at your registration page. It should now look something like this:
That’s it. A simple but powerful tool. Stay tuned for more secrets in this series “Joomla! Secrets.”