Drupal Site Public Registrations - dummies

Drupal Site Public Registrations

By Lynn Beighley, Seamus Bellamy

As Drupal is set when you first install it, anyone can register for an account on the site without having to be approved by you. You can set up your own user account and see how user registration currently works:

  1. If you are currently logged in, click the Log Out link at the bottom of the left menu.

    You see a login form on the left. Under that are two links: Create New Account and Request New Password.

  2. Click the Create New Account link.

    You see the User Account page with the Create New Account form.


  3. Enter a username and a valid e-mail address, and then click Create New Account.

    You will receive an e-mail at that address in a few minutes.


Use a different e-mail address for your test user account than the address you used with your administrator account. Drupal identifies users on the site by e-mail address; only one user to an e-mail address is allowed. The text of this e-mail is up to you.

To complete the account setup process, an administrator will have to set the new account to Active.

Now that you have a registered user account in addition to your administrator account, take advantage of it to see how the site looks to your registered users. You should also preview your site completely logged out.