Allow new users to provide reason for joining when signing up (when approval required)

When must approve users is set, it would be great to know a bit more about the user requesting an account. The addition of a single text input prompt “Message for moderator” or “Reasons for joining” would go a long way.

Perhaps this could be added without too much difficulty with a plugin? I’d appreciate any pointers.

Good news! @eviltrout is working on a feature to add custom user fields, which can optionally be required at signup. You could create one with the key of “reason for joining?” and make it mandatory at signup.

edit: now complete, see admin, customize, user fields