How to Create Your wikiHow Account

Creating an account at wikiHow is voluntary. Although there are no monetary benefits, there are countless opportunities to learn and grow with a great group of people. If this sounds interesting, then read on!


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    Review the Username policy to determine an appropriate Username to use on wikiHow.
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    Click on "Sign Up" at the upper right of any page.
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    Create a username and password and enter this username and password into the appropriate boxes. Enter your chosen Username and a secure, yet easy-to-remember password.
    • Do not use profanity. If you use profanity, your account will be blocked or you will be asked to get a username change.
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    Enter your e-mail address. This is not mandatory, but it is recommended for a few reasons.
    • Your e-mail address will not be shared unless you reply to an e-mail you receive from another editor.
    • If you forget your password, having supplied us with your e-mail address will allow wikiHow to send you a new password.
    • An email is needed to become a new article booster for some parts of the test. Being a "NAB-er" isn't a requirement, but an extra responsibility that some volunteer to take on.
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    Prove that you're not a robot. Enter the security code that is in the box below the email address box. This step is done to prevent robots from creating an account.
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    Click on the "Remember Me" box. Do so if you still want to be logged in the next time you visit wikiHow. If you are using a shared computer, you should not select this box, as others could easily access your account. You are held accountable for every edit that comes from your account.
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    View your confirmation screen.
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    Within a few seconds of making your first edit to an article with your new account, expect a warm welcome message from an editor that it is online at the moment.
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    Check your talk page for new messages. Click on the note, at the top of any current page, whenever it states you have new messages.
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    Ask questions as you go. Everyone is happy to help as you learn the ropes; try contacting the Help Team or an Administrator.


  • Click here to learn more about making your personalized User page.
  • Only create a second account under good circumstances. Doing otherwise is considered malicious sockpuppetry. Anyone found using separate accounts for malicious purposes will have all accounts blocked!
  • Make sure your username is not against the wikiHow username policy.
  • In order to register, you must be 13 or older. If you are under 13, you are not allowed to create an account unless you receive permission from your or legal guardian. Anyone caught announcing his or her age as under 13 on wikiHow will be blocked. According to COPPA law, wikiHow cannot collect personal information from children under age 13.
  • Read wikiHow's community policies and Terms of Use before getting started.


  • For your own safety, do not reveal personal information such as your real name, age, birthday, home address, email address, city of residence, phone number, social security number, credit card information, etc.

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