So I have read a few threads which all go into detail of removing the create account login button, hiding the content, and even creating a mini extension to remove such activity (http://importantmagento.blogspot.com/2012/06/how-to-disable-user-registration-in_22.html)

I have done all of these, however still adding customer/account/create/ to the end of the webstore still persists with a create account page. Any ideas what I can do here? I have a webstore in which we manually create each account, however it appears someone has found the loophole and persists in creating an account. Thanks!

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    Try disabling module output for Mage_Customer Jan 15 '16 at 18:40
  • Could also use an .htaccess URL rewrite to make it loop back to homepage.
    – dawhoo
    Jan 15 '16 at 19:16
  • That seems to remove all customer interaction, such as now there is no ability to log in
    – ne0nlight
    Jan 15 '16 at 19:16

You can simply use event controller_action_predispatch_customer_account_create to disable registration.

Register the event-observer


Implement the Observer Model


 * @category   MagePsycho
 * @package    MagePsycho_Customer
 * @author     magepsycho@gmail.com
 * @website    http://www.magepsycho.com
 * @license    http://opensource.org/licenses/osl-3.0.php  Open Software License (OSL 3.0)
class MagePsycho_Customer_Model_Observer
    public function controllerActionPredispatchCustomerAccountCreate(Varien_Event_Observer $observer)

That's all. Don't forget to remove Register links from wherever it's visible :)


You can add custom URL Rewrite Rules in admin panel as well. check below example to redirect customer/account/create to customer/account/login

URL Rewrite Rules

  • Thank you, this is a lot easier indeed. I found URL Rewrite rules under the catologue menu and had to change the type to Custom before seeing your beautiful screenshot. You can put a dot (.) in the target Path to redirect to the home page. Then I removed all login forms in the template.
    – Pete
    Sep 14 '16 at 0:35

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