How do I get started as a Basic Member?

Last Updated: Oct 24, 2016 02:33PM PDT

Welcome to Experts Exchange!  We've put this small introductory guide together so you can get an idea of what we can do for you.

If you're new to Experts Exchange, first sign up as a Basic Member and then log in with your email address and password.

First things first, you will need to create a username in order to participate on Experts Exchange.  Once you choose a username, it cannot be changed so please choose carefully. Your account is identified by your username whenever you post on the site. As an alternative to your username, you can add your first and last name to your account. You can change this name at any time and it does not have to be unique, so it is much more flexible.

Second, add to your address book and white-list our domain so that you receive our emails.  You might also want to check your Junk Mail folder from time to time to make sure you're receiving all of our notifications. We'll also send you on-site notifications to keep you informed about what's going on on the site.

Next, verify your email address by going to your email client and clicking on the email verification link in the email titled "Verify Your Email Address".  You will be redirected back to Experts Exchange.  If you did not receive a 'verify email' from Experts Exchange, log into your account and click on the "Verify your Email Address"  box located on the right hand side of your  screen.


As a Basic Member you can:


If you would prefer unlimited access to all Experts Exchange has to offer you can: Upgrade to premium or earn free Premium Member access by contributing to the site.


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