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Using just WP-Members, can 3 different registration pages for 3 different categories of users be created for the same website?  This would allow a single plugin (WP-Members) to accept different personal data on 3 different pages of the site.  All 3 of these would feed the same (or different) tables in the database.  A different set of fields would be displayed for each category of user.  It appears that with WP-Members ALL fields marked "display" will be displayed in THE (single) registration form, as opposed to being able to selectively display fields in multiple forms.  From the Quick Start Guide:

"This settings screen allows you to pick which data fields will be included in your registration form and which of the selected fields will be required. Also, the plugin notes which of the fields is native to WordPress.  In the Fields tab, you can add custom fields or remove non-native fields.  Any field marked “Display” will be part of the registration form, otherwise it is considered “admin use only.”  Fields that are not being used or are not needed can be deleted."

Experienced WP-Members expert please confirm my suspicions, or encourage my pursuit of multiple forms with advice on how to proceed.  (Would I have to use multiple plug-ins for multiple user categories?)
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William Nettmann earned 2000 total points
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You won't be able to have three different forms with WP-Members, and probably not with any other plugin either. They are all pretty limited. The easiest way is to check is to install a plugin and try it out.
All 3 of these would feed the same (or different) tables in the database.
WordPress stores user data in two tables, wp_user and wp_usermeta. If you want to use different tables, you will need to roll your own plugin, and you will forego all of the WP user management functionality.

You could write your own plugin to manage different "types" of user, each with different data, all within the WordPress user structure. The default table layout is very flexible.
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Thanks much for your timely input, William!  regards, Dave
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