Difference between revisions of "WHATWG Wiki:How to create a user account"
(Provide instructions for creating a user account.)
Revision as of 16:35, 7 November 2012
If you are an autoconfirmed user, you can fulfill requests to register a new account.
The method of doing this is not necessarily intuitive, so here are the necessary steps:
- Go to Special:UserLogin and click on "Create an account". (Or go directly to Special:UserLogin&type=signup.)
- Remove any of your info automatically filled in by your browser (username, password, e-mail address, etc.).
- Enter the requested username in the "Username" field.
- Leave the password fields blank.
- Enter the requested e-mail address in the "E-mail" field.
- Enter the requested real name in the "Real name" field, if desired.
- Uncheck the "Remember my login on this browser", if checked.
- Submit the form by clicking the "By e-mail" button.
This process will send an e-mail containing an automatically-generated password to the e-mail address provided. The user can then log in and change their password (and confirm their e-mail address) from the information in that e-mail.