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Getting started

Stencila offers user accounts for individuals and also for organizations so people can work together. Signing up with Stencila as a user is the first step on your journey. Once you've joined you can work on your own and create your first project, or you can set up your organization and collabrate with others.

Create your account​

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Sign in via one of your GitHub, Google, Orcid, or Twitter accounts. If you can use the same sign in method each time you won't get duplications on your account.

Or, Sign up as a user with your email address and a username. Check your inbox for an email and select the link within it to verify your address.

If you have previously registered with the Stencila Hub simply Sign in.

Personalise your page​

Once you've logged in you will arrive on your dashboard ✨

If you want to add a little extra information it helps make your page look awesome. Simply click settings and fill in whatever imformation you wish to be displayed about yourself.

Change your profile picture​

Your profile picture helps identify you across Stencila ⚑

Choose your theme​

We want your published articles to look beautiful, branded and pleasant to read πŸ’₯

It's pretty exciting to be able to choose a theme and save yourself time deciding how your article will look. We have a range of design themes to choose from and you can preview them all at

Once chosen, you are still able to make edits and changes to the theme if you want to. You can also choose another theme at an time.

Through settings scroll down to Content and click Theme to select your template and Upload.

If you choose to leave this section untouched the default style theme assigned to your projects with be the Stencila theme.