A question regarding the registration process. The project I am currently working on has a 1 step registration form (Drupal default). Upon completion of the form an account is created and the new user is e-mailed with an activation e-mail. At this point they are taken to the payment (ubercart) page to purchase the applicable role for the account.
Issue is, I need the registration form to only be shown either after the account has been paid for OR not to actually create the user until payment has come through.
Is this possible, and if so could you please point me in the right direction?
Look into http://www.ubercart.org/docs/user/3366/selling_site_access_role_promotions
Well, that is a good point.. You could create a special role for the user registration, before buying, create a special page for this state or use the payment page, and assign permissions to only this page. After the payment is done, assign the user new role, with permission to full site and/or your application.
I think this would be even a better solution because you already make a connection between the potential buyer and your product. They can return to the payment stage anytime, if they were not ready to pay when they visited your site for the first time. It is more likely they will come back this way, because they already made the decision to buy, they already own a password. And it is much easier to make this decision when you know you will pay later, when returning.. :)