Django-allauth with custom user model and signup form, how to make it work?

Here’s my User model:

class UserManager(BaseUserManager):
    """Manager for CustomUser."""
    def build_user(self, email, password=None, **extra_fields):
        """Instantiate and return a regular user with an email and password."""
        if not email:
            raise ValueError(_('The Email field must be set'))
        email = self.normalize_email(email)
        user = self.model(email=email, **extra_fields)
        return user

    def build_superuser(self, email, password, **extra_fields):
        """Instantiate and return a superuser with an email and password."""
        extra_fields.setdefault('is_staff', True)
        extra_fields.setdefault('is_superuser', True)

        return self.create_user(email, password, **extra_fields)

class User(AbstractUser):
    """CustomUser model"""
    email = models.EmailField(_('email address'), unique=True, blank=False, null=False)
    username = models.CharField(_('profile name'), max_length=150, unique=False,  blank=False, null=False)
    gender = models.IntegerField(_('gender'), choices=Gender.choices, blank=True, null=True)
    birth_date = models.DateField(_('birth date'), blank=True, null=True)
    country = CountryField(blank_label='(select country)',  blank=True, null=True)
    is_admin = models.BooleanField(default=False,  blank=True, null=True)
    online_status = models.BooleanField(default=False, blank=True, null=True)  # True for online, False for offline

    USERNAME_FIELD = 'email'  # Use email to log in
    REQUIRED_FIELDS = ['username', 'first_name', 'last_name', 'gender', 'birth_date', 'country']  # 'email' is required by default

    objects = UserManager()

    def __str__(self):

Here’s my SignUpForm class on

from django import forms
from allauth.account.forms import SignupForm
from .choices import Gender
from django_countries.widgets import CountrySelectWidget
from django_countries import countries
from datetime import datetime

years_range = list(range( - 18, 1899, -1))

class CustomSignupForm(SignupForm):
    first_name = forms.CharField(max_length=30, label='First Name')
    last_name = forms.CharField(max_length=30, label='Last Name')
    birth_date = forms.DateField(label='Birth Date', widget=forms.DateInput(attrs={'class':'form-control',
                                                            'id': "birth_date",
    gender = forms.TypedChoiceField(choices=Gender.choices, coerce=int, label='Gender')
    country = forms.ChoiceField(choices=countries, widget=CountrySelectWidget(), label='Country')

    def save(self, request, user):
        # Ensure you call the parent class's save.
        # .save() returns a User object.
        user = super(CustomSignupForm, self).save(request, user=user)
        # Add your own processing here.
        user.first_name = self.cleaned_data['first_name']
        user.last_name = self.cleaned_data['last_name']
        user.gender = self.cleaned_data['gender'] = self.cleaned_data['country']
        user.birth_date = self.cleaned_data['birth_date']
        return user

The error I get is:

    TypeError at /accounts/signup/ missing 1 required positional argument: 'user'
Request Method:	POST
Request URL:
Django Version:	5.0.2
Exception Type:	TypeError
Exception Value: missing 1 required positional argument: 'user'
Exception Location:	/home/abka/projects/dating-app-django/.venv/lib/python3.10/site-packages/allauth/account/, line 403, in try_save
Raised during:	allauth.account.views.SignupView
Python Executable:	/home/abka/projects/dating-app-django/.venv/bin/python3
Python Version:	3.10.12

And when I see the data base, it doesn’t save the custom fields, only the default fields like email and password.

Has anyone ever used Django-allauth with custom user model in Django 5?

I searched online and on StackOverflow, tried their solutions, but it doesn’t work, this is the result I get. It seems most of them are outdated.

I checked the documentation too.

Here they suggest overriding save method. I did it with no results.

I tried the method here too from the documentation:

overriding the save_user method like this:

    from allauth.account.adapter import DefaultAccountAdapter
from datetime import date

class MyAccountAdapter(DefaultAccountAdapter):
    def save_user(self, request, user, form, commit=True):
        user = super(MyAccountAdapter, self).save_user(request, user, form, commit=False)
        data = form.cleaned_data

        user.birth_date = data['birth_date']
        user.gender = data['gender'] = data['country']
        user.last_login =

        if commit:
        return user

But I get the same error.

How do I make this work?

Did anyone ever use Django-allauth with custom user model successfully?

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I think I overthought the problem.

Just removing the “user” parameter on the “save” method in the class fixed the issue.

Also the from def save(self, request, user): to def save(self, request):