# TL;DR

Thanks to Steven Henk Don

<customer_account_create>
<reference name="customer_form_register">
<param>true</param>
</action>
</reference>
</customer_account_create>


# Longer story

I talked a few days ago with Sascha from melovely.de about old, not more functional or "wrong" answers to "standard" magento questions. I had to add address fields to the customer registration and thought about a observer to do it, but there is an easier way. This is my contribution to replace the google finds with better answers to always the same questions.

## Dig in to the controller

I took a look into the Mage_Customer_AccountController and found:

[...]
if ($this->getRequest()->getPost('create_address')) { [... create address ...]  ## Deeper into the template So obviously magento has the option to ask for the address in the registration. A look into the form template brought the finding: <?php if($this->getShowAddressFields()): ?>


## How to return true?

Ok, how use this method and how to return true?

There is the suggestion to add the XML to your local.xml I prefer not to use the local.xml but this is ok too - if you ask me.

Writing an extension is a lot of overkill but does the job. Adding the Setter to the layout or local XML is the way I prefer.

But hacking the core, changing core templates or layout XML files brings a lot of problems while updating!