I'm building a website that requires users to register to make full use of the available resources. It's a pretty in-depth registration, so I'm splitting it up to multiple pages. I've got the first page done, and I've got a button at the bottom that gives feedback if the registration fails for whatever reason.
My question is this: Is there a way to make that same button just go straight to the next page if there are no errors?
Just put in some logic before the <form> tag. If no errors, then use <form action="next page">; otherwise, use <form action="this page">.
It's a pretty in-depth registration
We've found that the more complicated/involved you make things for people to register, the fewer people will actually register. It all depends on your particular situation, but which is more important to you- a registered user or all the extra information? (In other words, would you rather have more registrations or fewer registrations with more information for each registration?)
Best practice for us (and others) is put all the information that you absolutely MUST have (and pare that down to a minimum) on the first page. After the first page has been successfully submitted, get the other (option) information.
Finally, let me suggest that you use more descriptive subject titles when posting here. "Registration Page issues" doesn't give one much of a clue as to what your problem unless they open the page. I suggest putting as much of your question as you can into the two subject lines provided.