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    James Smith
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    @thisisjamessmith

    Anyone know if it’s possible to remove the rather superfluous password confirmation input box on the registration form? A quick bit of googling has turned up nothing useful :-(

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  • Avatar of techguy
    techguy
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    @crashutah

    Serious? Password confirmation is not superfluous at all. Unless you want to be answer a ton of support requests because they think they typed the right password but in fact didn’t.

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    Hugo
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    @hnla

    In fact I would go further and advise the use of travel-Junkies bp-xtra-signup plugin for it’s password strength checker and other touches. Stop them doing user name ‘bob’ password ‘bob’

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    Ehegwer
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    @ehegwer

    I’d like to know how to do this, too. It’s pretty easy to do a password reset, and one less form to fill out is one less barrier to entry.

    Avatar of James Smith
    James Smith
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    @thisisjamessmith

    It’s all about cutting those barriers to entry…
    As Ehegwer says, self-service via the password reset function is something everyone will be familiar with. Facebook for example, has no password confirmation requirement.

    Anyhow, in the end I did it with a small and relatively unobtrusive core hack.

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    Hugo
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    @hnla

    A password confirmation is not a barrier to entry it’s a ‘Best Practise’ to be honest if you have users put of by having to enter passwords twice you are probably better off without them :)

    Just because Facebook does something a particular way doesn’t make it a best practise

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    James Smith
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    @thisisjamessmith

    >>Just because Facebook does something a particular way doesn’t make it a best practise

    - true, but you can bet your bottom dollar they’ll have done some serious multi-variate testing on the conversion rates of that sign-up form.

    There are plenty of arguments on both sides, but as part of a full usability overhaul I’m falling more on the side of fewer fields.

    This jquery plugin looks like it could be a good usability enhancement too:
    http://www.unwrongest.com/projects/show-password/

    Thanks for pointing me towards bp-xtra-signup plugin, it looks great (though I’m getting JS errors in IE6 and IE7 when using the ajax auto-checkers…)

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    Hugo
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    @hnla

    Haven’t run that plugin under IE, need to look at that.

    Point taken about the pwd confirm, and sign up rates and for a app like Facebook the figures perhaps justify. One thing I would say is that I am in favour of initial simplified signup processes, there is nothing that puts me of more than over complicated lengthy signups.

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    James Smith
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    @thisisjamessmith

    Just for completeness, I fixed those IE errors by changing

    `JSON.parse(c)`
    to
    `jQuery.parseJSON(c)`

    in availability.js and email_checker.js

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    Hugo
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    @hnla

    Nice one cheers for feeding that back.

    ought to give @travel-junkie the heads up on that as well

    So can anyone describe how to take out the confirmation?

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