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It appears that there are multiple ways to add a simple field to a django-allauth signup form.

From @danielfeldroy I see what's quoted below.

# SpyBookSignupForm inherits from django-allauth's SignupForm
class SpyBookSignupForm(SignupForm):

# Specify a choice field that matches the choice field on our user model
type = d_forms.ChoiceField(choices=[("SPY", "Spy"), ("DRIVER", "Driver")])

# Override the init method
def __init__(self, *args, **kwargs):
    # Call the init of the parent class
    super().__init__(*args, **kwargs)
    # Remove autofocus because it is in the wrong place
    del self.fields["username"].widget.attrs["autofocus"]

# Put in custom signup logic
def custom_signup(self, request, user):
    # Set the user's type from the form reponse
    user.type = self.cleaned_data["type"]
    # Save the user's type to their database record

But then, in the response to a ticket from pennersr (django-allauth's founder) states that all we have to do is:

class SignupForm(forms.Form):
    first_name = forms.CharField(max_length=30, label='Voornaam')
    last_name = forms.CharField(max_length=30, label='Achternaam')

    def signup(self, request, user):
        user.first_name = self.cleaned_data['first_name']
        user.last_name = self.cleaned_data['last_name']

And then add ACCOUNT_SIGNUP_FORM_CLASS = 'yourproject.yourapp.forms.SignupForm' to my settings.

See: How to customize user profile when using django-allauth

But then in the docs we have this:

Where we do this:

from allauth.account.forms import SignupForm
class MyCustomSignupForm(SignupForm):

def save(self, request):

    # Ensure you call the parent class's save.
    # .save() returns a User object.
    user = super(MyCustomSignupForm, self).save(request)

    # Add your own processing here.

    # You must return the original result.
    return user

And we add ACCOUNT_FORMS = {'signup': 'mysite.forms.MyCustomSignupForm'}ACCOUNT_FORMS = {'signup': 'mysite.forms.MyCustomSignupForm'} to the settings file.

So my basic question, if we assume we just want to add a couple of fields, which is the right one?

Because I have a really basic setup and none of the approaches work.

I get close with the one where we inherit the forms.Form. Well, I don't get any errors. But it doesn't actually save the input. Even though I can see the cleaned() input data through with print() statements.

I'm really confused and I hope that someone can help me sort out what is best approach.

Here's what I have.

class CustomSignupForm(forms.Form):
    opt_in = forms.BooleanField(label="Add me to the email list", help_text="Don't worry. We won't spam you.", initial=True, required=False)

    def signup(self, request, user):
        user.opt_in = self.cleaned_data['opt_in']

And then in settings I have ACCOUNT_SIGNUP_FORM_CLASS = 'users.forms.CustomSignupForm'

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