ClientSide Username Checking, EE and jQuery

Jul 27
2010
ClientSide Username Checking, EE and jQuery

As a follow-up to my previous tweet about jQuery form processing, one of the other jobs I needed for my last project was an ‘auto-check’ functionality whereby I could tell a user whether their chosen user name was available or not *before* they posted the form.

To do this, I simply used a custom/hidden template group/file, the {exp:query} tag and jQuery to pull it all together.

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jQuery and ExpressionEngine Form Processing

Jul 26
2010
jQuery and ExpressionEngine Form Processing

My First post since starting Hippo! Things have been chaotic with client work and just simply not had time!

Working on an EE site recently, I had to set up a multi-stage member signup process, whereby the user registered and then went through a series of different screens to fulfil a number of options.

Having tried the numerous suggested ways from twitter and the various plugins/addons which offer the answer (and failed) – I decided to switch to my trusty jQuery to accomplish the task.

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