I wish to create new fields in the customer registration form. I just wanted to know whether there is any option to create it from Magento admin panel.

Kindly guide me as am new to magento.

2 Answers 2


No, There is no option to create it from admin. You will need to create custom script to create it. You can follow below module steps to create custom attribute.


<?xml version="1.0"?>


$installer = $this;

$installer->addAttribute("customer", "custom_attribute",  array(
    "type"     => "varchar",
    "backend"  => "",
    "label"    => "Custom Attribute",
    "input"    => "text",
    "source"   => "",
    "visible"  => true,
    "required" => false,
    "default" => "",
    "frontend" => "",
    "unique"     => false,
    "note"       => ""


        $attribute   = Mage::getSingleton("eav/config")->getAttribute("customer", "custom_attribute");


        $attribute->setData("used_in_forms", $used_in_forms)
        ->setData("is_used_for_customer_segment", true)
        ->setData("is_system", 0)
        ->setData("is_user_defined", 1)
        ->setData("is_visible", 1)
        ->setData("sort_order", 100)


And finally declare your module


<?xml version="1.0"?>

You can change your attribute code and label as per your requirement.

  • Thank you so much your reply..! But still the custom attribute is not displayed in the frontend.
    – Ramya
    Commented Nov 30, 2015 at 10:55
  • it will not display automatically in front-end. you will need to call it in template file manually. Commented Nov 30, 2015 at 11:53
  • Yes I called (<?php $_age = $this->getLayout()->createBlock('customer/widget_age') ?> <?php if ($_age->isEnabled()): ?> <li><?php echo $_age->setAge($this->getCustomer()->getAge())->toHtml() ?></li> <?php endif ?>) in form/edit.phtml and form/register.phtml as I wish to include a field for 'age'
    – Ramya
    Commented Dec 1, 2015 at 6:57
  • you can call it like <input type="text" name="age" id="age" value="<?php echo $this->escapeHtml($this->getFormData()->getAge()) ?>" title="<?php echo Mage::helper('core')->quoteEscape($this->__('Age')) ?>" class="input-text required-entry" /> Commented Dec 1, 2015 at 7:26
  • Thank you. but still I didn't get it. Is there anything else that should be done since am using Magento version
    – Ramya
    Commented Dec 1, 2015 at 7:32

I do not have the rep to comment, so I had to answer.

There is no way from admin panel as such. But you can do that custom

I am assuming it for magento 1. And I think the question is already shared in the post:-


You did not explained is it for Magento 2, or Magento 1

In the same post Sylvain Rayé shared the piece of code along with git from where you can download the code to do so.

Answer he shared:-

To allow to publish an attribute in the register form and some others form page, you have to set that the attribute(s) is/are available to those forms.

To do that here is a sample code to put in your sql setup below. You can find the rest of the code I used for my Magento Username module on my github account.

/* @var $installer Diglin_Username_Model_Entity_Setup */

$installer = $this;

/* @var $eavConfig Mage_Eav_Model_Config */

$eavConfig = Mage::getSingleton('eav/config');

$store = Mage::app()->getStore(Mage_Core_Model_App::ADMIN_STORE_ID);

$attributes = $installer->getAdditionalAttributes();

foreach ($attributes as $attributeCode => $data) {
    $installer->addAttribute('customer', $attributeCode, $data);

$attribute = $eavConfig->getAttribute('customer', $attributeCode);
$attribute->setWebsite( (($store->getWebsite()) ? $store->getWebsite() : 0));

if (false === ($attribute->getIsSystem() == 1 && $attribute->getIsVisible() == 0)) {
    $usedInForms = array(
    if (!empty($data['adminhtml_only'])) {
        $usedInForms = array('adminhtml_customer');
    } else {
        $usedInForms[] = 'adminhtml_customer';
    if (!empty($data['adminhtml_checkout'])) {
        $usedInForms[] = 'adminhtml_checkout';

    $attribute->setData('used_in_forms', $usedInForms);



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