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Waihekepedia Tutorial/Creating an Account

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The process of creating an account on Waihekepedia is very similar to registering for an account on one of the free email services like Yahoo Mail or Gmail. Everyone is welcome to read or use Waihekepedia content, regardless of whether they choose to register. However, you must have a registered username in order to edit articles, including your user page.

It's pretty easy to create and account, and you won't need much to get started.


The free registration gives you many benefits, including increased editing options and user preferences. One handy feature is the Watchlist, which makes it easier for you to track changes to pages you are interested in. Another is the ability to create, move or rename pages.

Registration also provides you with a detailed history of all your work in Waihekepedia by associating all your edits to your User name. This is partly for reasons of accountability but it is also helpful from a copyright perspective: if someone wants to use your contributions in a way not allowed under the Waihekepedia copyright, they can ask you on your Talk page, for example. Also, the Creative Commons license used on Waihekepedia encourages giving appropriate credit to authors, and your username is used to give that credit.

Step 1: Getting to the "Create account" page

  • On the top right hand corner of your screen, you will see a link called "create an account or login"
  • Click on this link which will take you to the "Create account" page.

Step 2: Creating your Account

To create an account enter all the fields and click on the "Create new Account" button.

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See also: Editing Basics