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NHD Web Site Registration Guide

Please Read Before Starting!  

- If you converted your website to save from the previous contest years you will need to use a new email address to create an account for the 2015 contest. The email address is only used to recover passwords in the event of forgotten or lost passwords.

Begin by going to When you register, please do not forget to supply a valid e-mail address, as this will be the only way for NHD & Weebly to recover your username or password should you forget it. Make note of your username and password and keep it handy - should any problems arise while editing your site, you'll want to be able to give the person who's helping you your username and password quickly.
After you login you'll find a minimal-looking page with your NHD Site URL and megabyte usage. Your URL should look something like Each NHD website has an automatically generated indentification number that is 8 numbers long.  You should not have any letters in your URL, nor should you be able to pick what goes into your URL.

If the address between http:// and is not a string of 8 numbers, but instead asks you to create a custom URL like, please contact NHD at with details of the issue.

*PLEASE NOTE - if you registered for a regular Weebly account you can convert it to a NHD Weebly automatically. Simply use your Username and Password to login through and click the "Convert" button when prompted. This will switch your Weebly account over to a NHD Weebly and assign you a new URL with the correct 8-digit format. **If you have a standard Weebly account with more than one website attached to your account you will need to email to manually pull-out and convert your NHD Website.
When you've finished making your edits for the day, do not forget to publish your website! You will find the Publish Now button in the upper right-hand corner. Remember to publish your website each and every time you edit your site - and make sure you've published your site before your local contest lock-out dates, or you may be disqualified from participating in the contest!
Judging Lock-Out  
When your contest lock-out dates have started, you'll be able to login to your site, but you won't be able to edit it. You'll get a warning that says "Your site has been locked - In accordance with NHD program rules, your site has currently been locked and may not be edited. When this judging period is over, your site will be unlocked and you may continue to make changes."
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