I'm trying to find where to go in Drupal to find out how a user register form is displayed.

If the url is user/register, a person is routed to a standard registration form.

However, if the url is user/register?destination=voucher, then that person is routed to a user registration form that mimics our popup modal registration form, however, is not in a popup. This is not the regular registration form.

I want to find where this is set so that if a destination parameter is in the url, to go to the standard registration form.

2 Answers 2


The drupal_get_form() returns a form array for rendering. In your case drupal_get_form('user_register_form'). You can use drupal_render() with the result to render the html output.

If you need to override the form, use hook_form_alter() and change the $form_state['redirect'][] = 'your/redirect/path'. Also try removing the destination param with unset($_GET['destination']).

Here are some references:

  • I found where that is called. In user.module in the user_menu function there is this: ` $items['user/register'] = array( 'title' => 'Create new account', 'page callback' => 'drupal_get_form', 'page arguments' => array('user_register_form'), 'access callback' => 'user_register_access', 'type' => MENU_LOCAL_TASK, ); ` How do I get it to recognize user/register?destination=tester or anything after register?
    – Don Sevcik
    Feb 9, 2012 at 17:03
  • I tried $items['user/register%'] but it still gives me that other registration page, the default registration page.
    – Don Sevcik
    Feb 9, 2012 at 20:37
  • I also tried $items['%user/register'] and I get an access denied for both paths, user/register and user/register?destination=tester
    – Don Sevcik
    Feb 9, 2012 at 20:52
  • I also tried I['user/%register'] and I get an access denied for both paths, user/register and user/register?destination=tester
    – Don Sevcik
    Feb 9, 2012 at 21:03
  • If I force drupal_deliver_html_page function to recognize that user/register?destination=**** should be user/register, it goes to the right page, I just need it to render the content of user/register. I hacked this in common.inc drupal_deliver_html_page.
    – Don Sevcik
    Feb 9, 2012 at 22:45

The way I'd do it is write a very small custom module. I'd assume you know the ID of your custom register form, so replace the value of $id_of_custom_register_form variable with the id of your custom register form on function custom_module_register_page(). Here's the code:


name = "Custom Module"
description = "Custom Module alters user/register menu"
dependencies[] = user
core = "7.x"
package = "Other"


 * Implementation of HOOK_menu_alter()
function custom_module_menu_alter(&$items) {
  // Change the function that returns the page content with
  // our custom function that checks the destination parameter
  // and return the appropriate form
  $items['user/register']['page callback'] = '_custom_module_register_page';

  // Empty the arguments array
  $items['user/register']['page arguments'] = array();

 * Custom page callback for user/register path
function _custom_module_register_page() {
  $id_of_custom_register_form = 'id_of_my_custom_register_form';  

  // If destination is set return $id_of_my_custom_register_form form
  if(isset($_GET['destination'])) {
    $form_id = $id_of_my_custom_register_form;
  // Otherwise return normal register form
  else {
    $form_id = 'user_register_form';

  return drupal_get_form($form);

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