Thanks for figuring that one out! In retrospect, using an ID of "user" was probably careless - shouda guessed that might be a problem! I changed the table name to user_profile and replaced user w/that new ID in the registration page and got the same error. Then I removed the ` as you had suggested when I was using the name= user and it worked fine. To be clear, is it the case that the ` characters were added (by who) because "user" is a reserved ID and that in turn caused confusion (for the server?)? So the problem that generated the error message was actually the ` characters? Can you give me a little more info on exactly what when wrong here and why?