Help on creating a user account

To create a user account on the Polstead website follow the Login link at the top right of the page. Note that this link will only be displayed for anonymous users, that is, the link will not be visible if you are already logged in. You will be able to login to our site with your Facebook or Google account but you still have to create a user account on our website before you will be able to do this.

You now have two options:

  • Option 1

    Go to the 'Create new account' tab and enter your username and email address. Your username should be all lowercase in the format [first_initial][lastname], for example, jbloggs for Joe Bloggs. You will then be taken through the process to confirm your email address. Once your account has been approved and activated you will be able to link your Facebook or Google account to your Polstead account by going to your user profile, selecting 'Connections' and choosing the relevant button.

  • Option 2

    Select the 'Connect with Facebook' or 'Connect with Google' button. If you were not already logged into Facebook or Google respectively then you will be prompted to login. You will then be taken to the Polstead user registration page to create a new account as in option 1. With this method your Facebook or Google account will be automatically linked to your Polstead account.

If you have a Facebook and a Google account we recommend that you link your Facebook account to our site. This will enable you to easily comment on our wall or like our pages and articles.