extend SilverStripe memberprofile module

Alright, SilverStripe again, still our CMS of choice.
Today i’d like to promote a very helpful module that provides Register and Profile Pages for Members for the Frontend.
The memberprofiles module.
It comes with a lot of features and customize options for nearly everthing you might need for Frontend Member Handling.
Further it is fully extendible to customize it even more.

For a starter tutorial i recommend a very good post by deadlytechnology.
I would like to describe how you extend it.

First lets install it (with the orderable module dependency):

cd my_silverstripe_project
git clone https://github.com/ajshort/silverstripe-orderable.git
mv silverstripe-orderable/ orderable
git clone http://github.com/ajshort/silverstripe-memberprofiles.git
mv silverstripe-memberprofiles/ memberprofiles

Run /dev/build?flush=all

At this point i like to skip the further setup, for this, go read the post recommended above.

So now lets extend f.e. the Register Page for the Member to provide a custom template for a custom member, say: Customer, and some additional logic.

Just make a new file mysite/code/CustomerRegisterPage.php:

class CustomerRegisterPage extends MemberProfilePage {

class CustomerRegisterPage_Controller extends MemberProfilePage_Controller {

and a template: themes/mytheme/CustomerRegisterPage.ss
In this template you can now add your markup and include the MemberProfileForm via $RegisterForm.
Or make your own Form by overwriting the RegisterForm in the Controller or make a complete new Form.

To register the template with the extended Page we have to overwrite the index method in the controller.

public function index() {
        if (isset($_GET['BackURL'])) {
            Session::set('MemberProfile.REDIRECT', $_GET['BackURL']);
        return $this->renderWith(array('CustomerRegisterPage', 'Page'));

Now we overwrite the register method to add some additional logic, f.e. to add a custom DataObject from a many_many relation from the customer Member.

public function register($data, Form $form) {
        if ($member = $this->addMember($form)) {
            if (isset($data['OptionsID'])) {
                foreach ($data['OptionsID'] as $key => $value) {
            return $this->redirect($this->Link('afterregistration'));
        } else {
            return $this->redirectBack();

Thats it!
Now create a new CustomerRegisterPage in the backend and do as you learned from deadlytechnology.

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