How to Create an Account (Tezos Tutorial)

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Lauren McDonagh-Pereira is a photographer from Massachusetts, USA. She captures the beauty of the world around her, favoring Nikon cameras and lenses. She is drawn to shooting landscapes, wildlife, flowers, and people enjoying time together.

How to Create an Account (Tezos Tutorial)

Introduction is the most popular Tezos NFT platform. Artists across a wide variety of mediums mint their work as NFTs on 

My name is Lauren McDonagh-Pereira. I am a photographerNFT artistNFT collector, and web3 blogger. I have been fully immersed in the NFT art space since February 2022. I have been obsessed with Tezos since May of 2022. 

In today’s post, I will walk you step by step through the process of setting up your user account on

This process is the same for both artists and collectors. If you are ready to learn, keep reading!


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Before we get into it, please consider a few quick DISCLAIMERS.

  • I am not a financial advisor, an art expert, a lawyer, or an accountant. Always do your own research before purchasing NFTs and never spend money that you cannot afford to spend. 
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What is is an online platform for buying, selling, and trading NFTs (digital artwork and collectibles) on the Tezos blockchain. 

Once you have an account set up, you can mint your own artwork onto the blockchain, you can collect art from other Tezos artists, and you can follow other artists so that you are always notified of their new drops on Tezos. 

To set up your account on, you need a Tezos cryptocurrency wallet

If you need help, read my guide “How to Create a Tezos Wallet (Temple Wallet Tutorial)”

If you have your Tezos wallet ready, you are ready to head over to and start creating your new account. 

How To Create Your Account

Step 1: Visit

Open the same web browser that you used to create your Tezos wallet, and navigate to

Take extra care to ensure that your browser bar reads and NOTHING else.

A common cryptocurrency scam is building dummy websites that look identical to the real deal as an attempt to phish for your seed phrases and passwords.

Always be suspicious, take it slow, and double check your web addresses. 

Step 2: Click on "Sync"

Once you are sure that you are on, locate the “Sync” button in the top right hand corner of the screen. 

Click on “Sync”. 

Step 3: Choose Your Tezos Wallet Provider

A pop up window will appear, and it will ask you to chose your Tezos wallet provider.

For this account, I will be using my Temple wallet, so I am going to click on “Temple”. 

Step 4: Connect Your Wallet

Once you have selected your wallet provider, a new pop up will appear asking you to either “Connect Now” or use the mobile wallet on your phone to connect.

I am going to connect my wallet manually, so I will use the “connect now” button. 

Step 5: Enter Your Password

Your Temple wallet should pop up. 

You will now need to enter the password that you created for your wallet. 

This password is NOT your seed phrase. It is the alphanumeric password that you created when you installed your wallet as a browser plug in. 

If your wallet does not open, double check that you are using using the correct web browser. You need to be using the browser and the account that you used to install your wallet’s plug-in. 

Step 6: Confirm Connection

The pop-up will change and will ask you to “Confirm the Connection” between and Temple.

When you press “Connect”, you will be giving permission to interact with your Tezos wallet.

Press “Connect”.

Step 7: Confirm Sign

Confirm that you would like to use your Tezos wallet to create an account by clicking “Sign.”

Step 8: Visit Your New Profile

You now have an account.

From the home page, click on the circle in the top right corner. This circle will eventually contain your profile picture. 

The circle will open a drop down menu. Click on profile to visit your new account home page. 

Step 9: Explore Your Profile

You brand new account should look like the example below. 

You will be assigned a cartoon cat as your temporary PFP, and your name will be listed as your full Tezos wallet address. 

I will cover how to personalize your account with your own name, PFP, and branding in the next post. 

Step 10: Celebrate

Your work is done! 

You now have a brand new account on the NFT minting platform.

You can personalize your account, mint some artwork, or start shopping!


If you found this article helpful, and want to support NFTArtwithLauren, please consider using your shiny new to collect some of the wonderful photography I have minted on my favorite blockchain. 

You can find my Tezos NFTs for sale on under ‘LAMPphotography.tez”

I would be honored if one of my pieces made it to the first page of your new Temple wallet!

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I will be covering how to purchase a .tez domain and how to personalize your profile in the coming days. 

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Lauren McDonagh-Pereira is a photographer from Massachusetts, USA. She captures the beauty of the world around her, favoring Nikon cameras and lenses. She is drawn to shooting landscapes, wildlife, nature, and people authentically enjoying life.