I have the workflow thought out:

  • User pays for something on your site using e-junkie.

  • After payment, a http post ( with user email and name gets sent to a wordpress registration script ) and registers that user automatically -- ignores if the email is in database

I think we can use the wp-register.php page for hacking! The problem I am having is having this run automatically.

I already have the option in e-junkie to send an http post after payment with (POST variables to use) automatically -- but now I am not sure how to do the WordPress registration part (automatically)

Post variables from e-junkie:

payer_email Buyer's email address
first_name Buyer's first name
last_name Buyer's last name

Thanks in advance!!


So, here is some code I came up with -- It works, but now I need it to send the username and password it generated to that email address automatically ?? Also the first and last name isn't recording ?? Thanks!!


$user_email = trim(isset($_POST['payer_email']) ? $_POST['payer_email'] : "");
$user_name = trim(isset($_POST['first_name']) ? $_POST['first_name'] : "");

$user_id = username_exists( $user_name );
if ( !$user_id ) {
    $random_password = wp_generate_password( 12, false );
    $user_id = wp_create_user( $user_name, $random_password, $user_email );
} else {
    $random_password = __('User already exists.  Password inherited.');

1 Answer 1


How about using wp_create_user() and then add_user_meta()? Between those two, you should be able to store all the data you get back, and even store it in fields wordpress uses natively.

  • Great comment. So for code sake, how would you organize it with variables and such??
    – eberswine
    Jan 27, 2012 at 23:06
  • Depends how the data comes in, but basically grab the payer_email and then MD5 hash (or something) that for the username. Randomly generate a password and run that all into wp_create_user() then put the first and last name in as usermeta (create_user will return the id of the created user)...you'll needa grub around in profile.php a bit and see what the usermeta name they're pulling for first and last name is, but that should be cake.
    – mor7ifer
    Jan 27, 2012 at 23:57

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