I too, am looking to simplify/modify the registration page. I would like to control the fields, is there a plugin for this? I would like to remove the email as a required field. I’m running the default BuddyPress theme. Can anyone help with this? I just want username and password. I have used CIMY Extra Fields, but it seems to not appear in BuddyPress installations, and it does not allow for removing the default fields. If anyone can also tell me how to force avatar or photo uplaod at registration, please post. Much appreciated, everyone.
One thought: use plugin: BP Disable Activation, to remove the step of email activation altogether. You should still be able to get users’ emails when they sign up. I use SI CAPTCHA at registration to filter spam. My site is still in development, no users, so I can’t speak to these issues for you. Just a though as I said. Good luck.