+.. module:: registration.backends.simple
+The "simple" (one-step) backend
+As an alternative to :ref:`the default backend <default-backend>`, and
+an example of writing :ref:`registration backends <backend-api>`,
+django-registration bundles a one-step registration system in
+``registration.backend.simple``. This backend's workflow is
+deliberately as simple as possible:
+1. A user signs up by filling out a registration form.
+2. The user's account is created and is active immediately, with no
+ intermediate confirmation or activation step.
+3. The new user is logged in immediately.
+To use this backend, simply include the URLconf
+``registration.backends.simple.urls`` somewhere in your site's own URL
+configuration. For example::
+ (r'^accounts/', include('registration.backends.simple.urls')),
+No additional settings are required, but one optional setting is
+ A boolean (either ``True`` or ``False``) indicating whether
+ registration of new accounts is currently permitted. A default of
+ ``True`` will be assumed if this setting is not supplied.
+Upon successful registration, the default redirect is to the URL
+specified by the ``get_absolute_url()`` method of the newly-created
+``User`` object; by default, this will be ``/users/<username>/``,
+although it can be overridden in either of two ways:
+1. Specify a custom URL pattern for the
+ :func:`~registration.views.register` view, passing the keyword
+ argument ``success_url``.
+2. Override the default ``get_absolute_url()`` of the ``User`` model
+ in your Django configuration, as covered in `Django's settings
+The default form class used for account registration will be
+:class:`registration.forms.RegistrationForm`, although this can be
+overridden by supplying a custom URL pattern for the ``register()``
+view and passing the keyword argument ``form_class``.
+Note that because this backend does not use an activation step,
+attempting to use the :func:`~registration.views.activate` view with
+this backend or calling the backend's ``activate()`` or
+``post_activation_redirect()`` methods will raise