Register: call to posthook not working?


I’m trying to implement a front-end user management in MODX.
For this I’m using Login + Bob Ray’s ClassExtender to manage extra user data.

I’ve an issue with creating new users with Register.
When I try to call ExtUserRegisterPosthook as posthook:


<div class="register">
    <div class="registerMessage">[[!+reg.error.message]]</div>

    <form class="form" action="[[~[[*id]]]]" method="post">


        <div class="form-buttons">
            <input type="submit" name="loginRegisterBtn" value="Register" />

Submitting the form does create the user successfully, but does not trigger the posthook.

I’ve inserted some debug functionnalty in ExtUserRegisterPosthook, and I can confirm that the snippet is not called at all as posthook.

Maybe I made some mistake, so if anyone can help it would be great!

MODX Revolution 2.8.3-pl

I don’t see why the posthook snippet wouldn’t be executed.

Does it work with a custom snippet with only this content?

$modx->log(modX::LOG_LEVEL_ERROR, 'post hook executed'); //Writes a message to the MODX error log
return true;

If the posthook is not executing, try moving it to the top of the properties list. If that fixes things, there’s something wrong with a property. Generally, properties below a problem property will be ignored (for example, using $propertyName instead of &propertyName).

In your validation property, I think this:

should be:


or more likely, just


Thanks to both of you!
I’m quite new to Revolution and didn’t think to check the error logs… Now I did and solved the issue.

It was linked to a query trying to insert a null value in a non null field on my extended user table.
For some reason the custom debug function I had put in the snippet initially didn’t work, so I was looking in the wrong way.

Thanks Bob,

I’ve just tested this forward and it seems that both usages are a bit different:


checks that email is completed


checks that email is both completed + compliant to email format

Interesting. I’ve never seen that. It goes to show that you never stop learning new things about MODX.

My example email:email:required comes from the Register docs. I’m not sure what it would do.

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