Custom fields in profile form

Hi all,

I would like to add some custom fields to the user registration form, but before that I would like to know:

Will the user profile page show these additional fields and allow the user to modify them?
Is it possible to remove the condition to inform the year of birth to show the user profile (maybe some users will not want to disclose this information)?

When last I checked, that was not the case. It would be a great contribution to Open edX if someone could unify those features, so that the registration form and user profile page displayed and edited the same fields (though the registration page could show fewer fields than the profile). I don’t know if anyone has worked on that recently or not.

As for your other question, I’m not sure. But I think that the birth year is never shown on the user profile - it’s just asked to determine if the user is over 18 or not. I also notice that the birth year is no longer available on the new account settings page at so maybe it has been changed in recent versions. Perhaps someone else can shed light on this?

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