Adding Registration Fields


A common Spark extension use case is adding fields to the Spark registration form. In this overview, we'll take a look at how to add an extra field to the registration process and store its value in our database.

Modifying The View

First, let's add a new age form field to the /resources/views/vendor/spark/auth/register-common-form.blade.php file. We'll place this new field under the existing "e-mail" field:

<!-- Age -->
<div class="form-group" :class="{'has-error': registerForm.errors.has('age')}">
    <label class="col-md-4 control-label">Age</label>

    <div class="col-md-6">
        <input type="text" class="form-control" name="age" v-model="registerForm.age">

        <span class="help-block" v-show="registerForm.errors.has('age')">
            @{{ registerForm.errors.get('age') }}

Remember, you're free to edit any of the views in /resources/views/vendor/spark. When you update Spark, any of the views you haven't modified will automatically be updated. If you have modified a view, you will be notified that it was not replaced in order to preserve your changes.

Extending The JavaScript

Since extending the registration form is a common use case, Spark makes it easy to add a field to the JavaScript object that models the registration form. In your /resources/assets/js/app.js file, adding the following lines of code just before the call to new Vue:

Spark.forms.register = {
    age: ''

var app = new Vue({
    mixins: [require('spark')]

The contents of Spark.form.register will automatically be merged with the base definition of the registration form.

Validation & Storage

Next, we need to customize Spark's new user validation and storage methods to handle our new age field. Within the booted method of our SparkServiceProvider, we'll call the validateUsersWith and createUsersWith methods to customize this logic. First, let's call validateUsersWith and define the validation rules for our new age field:

Spark::validateUsersWith(function () {
    return [
        'name' => 'required|max:255',
        'age' => 'required|integer|min:1',
        'email' => 'required|email|max:255|unique:users',
        'password' => 'required|confirmed|min:6',
        'vat_id' => 'max:50|vat_id',
        'terms' => 'required|accepted',

If you do not want to pass a Closure, you may also pass a [email protected] string to instruct Spark which class and method to call in order to obtain the validation rules:

Spark::validateUsersWith('[email protected]');

Next, let's call createUsersWith to make sure our new field is stored in the database:

Spark::createUsersWith(function ($request) {
    $user = Spark::user();

    $data = $request->all();

        'name' => $data['name'],
        'email' => $data['email'],
        'age' => $data['age'],
        'password' => bcrypt($data['password']),
        'last_read_announcements_at' => Carbon::now(),
        'trial_ends_at' => Carbon::now()->addDays(Spark::trialDays()),

    return $user;

As was the case with validation, you may also pass a [email protected] callback:

Spark::createUsersWith('[email protected]');