Craigslist is a free classified advertisements website with sections about jobs, things for sale, services, gigs, community, items wanted, discussion forums, and more. One of the things I really like about Craigslist is that you can post a free posting without even signing up, simply go to the home page, click the “post to classifieds” link, and then you can post a free ad without logging in or having an account. However, if you want to edit, delete or repost more easily you’ll have to create an account.

Craigslist was created by Craig Newmark, the service started out in 1995 as an email distribution list of friends, which featured local events in the San Francisco Bay Area, in 1996 it became a web-based service that anyone could access by simply going to The service now covers the U.S. and 50 more countries such as Canada, Germany, United Kingdom, France, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Ireland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, India, China, Japan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Indonesia, Pakistan, UAE, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Uruguay, Panama, Chile, Egypt, Kenya, and South African among many more.

To start using this service you will first have to create an account, if you don’t have one yet click the following link to register now: Once you are on the sign up page enter your email address, followed by the verification word, click “Create Account” and follow instructions. AFter sign up come back to this page to learn how to access the site, if you don’t know how to do it, or, if you are having problems follow the steps below.

Craigslist Login – Step By Step Tutorial

1. Go to the site’s sign in page located at the following url:

2. Enter your email / handle in the first field of the access form located at the bottom of the page.

craigslist sign in step 1

3. Enter your user password in the second field.

craigslist sign in step 2

4. Click “Log In” and that’s it, you are in!

craigslist sign in step 3



  1. jamar brunson says:

    this is a cool website for cheap items

  2. True!

  3. Eileen Hennessy says:

    After uploading a photo in jpg. format, there’s no photo in box. Selecting properties shows no-pic-png. What’s the secret to success?

  4. use my pass word and it states that I already have an account. Just going around in circles.
    Please help me out

  5. richard says:

    Hi Pam, if it’s saying that you already have an account, then should try resetting your password using the same email addres that you entered when you signed up.

  6. ashlie deboer says:

    I’m trying to get on Craigslist and I made an account n it says u need a password well I made an account it told me to put a name and a e mail in and I put it in but it says I need a password what do I do Richard

  7. richard says:

    Hi Ash, you have to choose a password and put it in as well in order to complete the sign up process.

  8. richard says:

    If you already created an account, but you don’t remember your password go to:, enter your email address and click “Password Reset”. Hope this helps!

  9. I cant even get on Craigslist on my home PC: “HTTP 403 Forbidden” error.
    Just trying to browse from home network. I have no outstanding ads. I do have an account.
    I also have the app on my iPhone. I can search, but get 0 results.
    This is really annoying. Who can you call?

  10. martin lara says:

    can’t remember password for craigslist account

  11. I have a few posted ad’s on Chico’s Craiglist going. I suddenly can not open the postings or accounts. I went t o system news. Saw I needed to upgrade my broswer. I did that and still no change. I depend on my postings that needed to edit. What is wrong?

  12. steve r fuller says:

    can not log in to my account

  13. Can not log in to my account

  14. douglas newton says:

    cannot get on craigslist

  15. douglas newton says:

    need to log on, how

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