Topic: Register

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How to register on Kete

The first step to using Kete is to register - all that is needed is an email address, a password, user name and login name. Your user name and login name can differ.


 Email: If you don't have an email address use one of the free providers - information about choosing and signing up is provided on the APN wiki.

CC Licenses and Terms & Conditions: You need to choose a default Creative Commons license, and accept the site's Terms and conditions, Privacy policy and House Rules. Kete has information on licensing, and the Terms and conditions, Privacy policy and House rules.

Login: This is your private login name and will not be seen by other Kete users. It must be unique and we will check that it is available for use and let you know if it is isn't. It must not contain any spaces or punctuation, and is case sensitive so be careful about capitals and lower case letters.

Password: Choose a password that only you know and which is not easy to guess. A good password would be 6 - 8 characters long and include a mixture of letters and numbers. We can not see your password; if you forget it you will need to contact us to set a new one.

User name: This is your screen name, and will display on any topics or items you contribute. It could be your real name, especially if you want people to be able to find you, but it could also be a nickname. It can contain spaces and capitals


Once you start the registration process you will need to work fairly steadily to enter the required information. If you find you have troubles with the security code at the end it is because it expired while you were filling out the information; no problem - but you will have to start again!

Use the Register link in the top right hand corner of the screen.

Fill in your details, answer the security question, accept the conditions, and click on Sign up.

When you are successfully registered:
you will see the message "You're a member";  your user name instead of Register will appear, and you will see a Logout button (instead of Login).

You will be sent an email confirming your registration.

Error message

If there is a problem with your registration you will receive an error message - change the details where necessary (you may need to change your login or user name), fill in any fields that have been cleared, including the security code or question and the conditions of use, and sign up.

Your account

Once registered, you will need to Login each time you use Kete. While logged in to Kete you will see your User Name in the top right hand corner of the screen (instead of the Register link). Click on your User name for your Profile details.

Instructions - print versions

How to register on Kete [PDF]

How to look at your profile [PDF]

How to edit your profile [PDF]