This page is a how-to guide detailing a practice or process on the wiki.
Logging in is not required for viewing pages. The Bogleheads wiki restricts editing to its forum members. If you do not have an account with the Bogleheads forum, register a new account and become an active member (actively posting).
How to log in
First, make sure that your browser accepts cookies. Some browsers can accept or reject cookies from individual sites; users of these should configure the browser to accept cookies from the Bogleheads wiki, bogleheads.org.
Click on the Log in link at the top right of the page. You will then be prompted to enter your username and password.
If you click the box Remember me, you will not have to give your password again when you access the Bogleheads wiki from the same computer.
Log in problems
If you appear to be able to log in, but as soon as you try to look at a page after the 'Log in successful' page you appear logged out again, it is very likely to be a cookie problem. If you are certain that cookies are enabled, make sure that you haven't inadvertently listed the wiki's domain on a list of sites to never allow cookies for: this feature is available in all recent browsers. Also make sure your computer's date and time are set correctly; if they are not, cookies may expire before they are supposed to. Note that some firewall and ad-blocking software may interfere with the cookie that the wiki uses to keep a person logged in.
A user may occasionally find him/herself "automatically" logged out in between beginning an edit and saving it, or when switching between multiple pages open in multiple windows. This can be a result of your browser's cookie, cache, or firewall settings. Regardless of the reason for the logout, the simplest solution to the problem is to check the Remember me box. If you do this on a computer that can be accessed by more than one person (i.e. at the library, at work, at school), please find and erase your user ID cookies after your editing session.
What if I forget the password or username?
If you provided an e-mail address when you requested your account, or you entered one in your Preferences, you can request on the login screen for a temporary password to be sent to that address, which will allow you to retrieve your account. If you did not enter an e-mail address, or the address was out of date, please login to the Bogleheads forum and PM LadyGeek for assistance.
You can log out any time by clicking on the Log out link at the top right of the page. To prevent the browser from remembering your username and suggesting it to the next user of the computer, remember to delete the wiki's cookies in your browser's privacy settings. Especially if you are using a public computer, you may want to delete all of the browser's recent history (Ctrl+⇧ Shift+Del in Firefox).
Most wikis log users out automatically after a certain time. You will normally see a warning message that you are logged out, if you try to save an edit.