The user interface has been simplified in Dreamweaver and later. As a result, you may not find some of the options described in this article in Dreamweaver and later. For more information, see this article.
Your web application can contain a page that requires users to register the first time they visit your site.
A registration page is made up of the following building blocks:
A database table to store login information about the users
An HTML form that lets users select a user name and password
You can also use the form to obtain other personal information from users.
An Insert Record server behavior to update the database table of site users
A Check New Username server behavior to make sure the user name entered by the user is not taken by another user
A registration page requires a database table to store the login information entered by users.
The next step in creating a registration page is to add an HTML form to the registration page to let users choose a user name and password (if applicable).
You add an HTML form to the registration page to let users select a user name and password (if applicable).
An empty form is created on the page. You may have to enable Invisible Elements (View > Visual Aids > Invisible Elements) to see the form’s boundaries, which are represented by thin red lines.
You don’t have to specify an action or method attribute for the form to tell it where and how to send the record data when the user clicks the Submit button. The Insert Record server behavior sets these attributes for you.
The form can also have more form objects to record other personal data.
You should add labels (either as text or images) beside each form object to tell users what they are. You should also line up the form objects by placing them inside an HTML table. For more information on form objects, see Creating web forms.
You can change the label of the Submit button by selecting the button, opening the Property inspector (Window > Properties), and entering a new value in the Value box.
The next step in creating a registration page is to add the Insert Record server behavior to insert records in the table of users in the database.
You must add an Insert Record server behavior to the registration page to update the table of users in the database.
The Insert Record dialog box appears.
The final step in creating a registration page is to make sure the user name is not used by another registered user.
You can add a server behavior to a user registration page that verifies that the user name is unique before adding that user to your database of registered users.
When the user clicks the Submit button on the registration page, the server behavior compares the user name entered by the user against the user names stored in a database table of registered users. If no matching user name is found in the database table, the server behavior carries out the insert record operation normally. If a matching user name is found, the server behavior cancels the insert record operation and opens a new page (usually a page alerting the user that the user name is already taken).
The opened page should alert the user that the user name is already taken and let the user try again.