How to Set Up a PBWorks Account and Join a Wiki


How to Set Up a PBWiki Account (NOTE:  If you have already done this once, you don't need to do it again!  Skip to the next section, "How to Join a Wiki.")


Open a new browser window so you can switch between this page and the other window.


In the other window, go to Click on the Sign up! link.



3.Create your account by entering your name (FIRST NAME AND LAST INITIAL ONLY--do not use your full last name), email address, and a password that you will remember.  Then click Create Account.




4.  Go back to and enter the email address and password that you used in Step 2.  BE SURE YOU UNCHECK THE "Remember me" BOX!  Then click Log in.



Set the notification preferences to Never (see the picture below).




How to Join a Wiki

Go to the address of the wiki you wish to join.  If you are already logged in to PBWiki, click request access to the wiki (this should be on the right hand side of the page). 


If you don't see a place to request access, then go to the top of the page and click the sign out link.



In the optional message window, type a message to the administrator of the wiki (see the picture below for an example).  You will also be asked to enter a letter (this is to make sure you are a real person and not a spam robot).  Then click Send to administrator.





Go to  Once you have been added to the wiki, it should show in your list under "My Wikis."  If it isn't showing yet, be patient!  It might take the wiki's owner a few hours to add you.  Then click on the link for the wiki to go to it.