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You might want to print this page to use as a
reference as you go about getting your archive set up.

Register:  When you set up your Recipe Circus account, your password will be e-mailed to you.  (Most people will receive this within a few minutes.)  You will then be able to log on to your account.  If you're bad about remembering passwords, we'll even do that for you, too.  As soon as we confirm your e-mail address, your account will be activated.

(There is a problem with the system remembering your password for the time being, but JB is working on the fix.  We'll keep you up-to-date on that progress.  For now, pls write your password down in a convenient location.)

Have no fear.  We have never sold anyone's information to anyone, and we never will.

Log On: Enter your user id and password.  When you are ready to create your own personal recipe database, click on "Login."

You should now be on the Recipe Circus User Menu page.  To create your own archive, click on Edit Home Page and Design Preferences.  This is also the place where you may change your password to something that you can remember, if you wish.

The first thing you must do is give your archive a name.  Like all websites, this title is what makes it unique.

Next, make your selections from among the various options.  We've provided several graphics, some of which are animated, and will be adding more in the future.  Be patient when this page displays because it is loading a lot of graphics so that you will have many to choose from.  If your needs are specific and you don't see one that's "just right" for you, write to us with a description of whatever it is you want, and we'll try to find something.

Warning: Be careful about which options you choose.  If you opt to have any text appear in white, and if you choose a white background, your text will not show up.  I know this seems like a no-brainer, but sometimes we get caught up in the big picture and don't realize the ramifications of all we do.

Also, you should be aware that you only have one choice between a background design OR a solid-color background.

Enter your "welcome" message and any links you wish to include.  This is the place where you could put a link to another home page you have, or to another of your favorite cooking or crafts site.  We prefer that you limit these to food-related sites, but if its topic is another of your pasttimes or even career-related, that's not a problem.  A link to Mimi's Cyber Kitchen at would always be welcomed and appreciated.

Next, select your text and link colors, background image OR solid color, horizontal line image, and bullet and email images.

Do a quick check of the items you've selected and then click on the Update Page button at the bottom of the screen.  If what you see on your page doesn't look the way you thought it would, feel free to use your "back" button to make changes, or at any time, select Edit Home Page and Design Preferences to modify it.

Indentation: Once you select Update Page, you are taken to another screen where you can actually see how the text will fit on your page.  Some of the backgrounds interfere with text, which others (and those using solid-color backgrounds) have no problem.  Feel free to use the increase indentation or decrease indentation to move this over.  You may continue clicking on one or the other until you are satisfied.

Didn't I tell you this would be easy?

Now, all you have to do is enter your recipes.




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