When offering registration on a website with the options to signup with Facebook, Google, etc. What is the best way to say to register 'directly' with the website and not using any external third parties services.

i.e. for site xyz.com

Signup with Facebook

Signup with Twitter

Signup with Google

Signup directly with xyz.com??

To me, using the word 'directly' sounds a little clumsy, and not great English either.

  • I wish that we could eliminate this option altogether. But alas, there is no 100% universally guaranteed third party login. May 1, 2012 at 17:45

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A slight change in wording should do the trick here. Since the accounts on other services already exist, rather than Sign up (which generally indicates creating a whole new account) say:

Sign in with Facebook

Sign in with Twitter

Sign in with Google

Then for creating a new account on your site,

Sign up with xyz.com

  • Sounds better, however, is only correct for users without an existing xyz.com username. May 1, 2012 at 20:03

I like the sites that present the option as two sides to a box. Sign up for an account or sign up using Facebook, Twitter, etc. (using the social icons). I can't think of an example right now. But I think this is the best compromise for the UX

Sign in to XYZ.com   Or Sign in using  

Username             Facebook          

Not Registered?
Sign up here

I question whether you need to say "directly" at all. Why complicate it? If the main choice is to Sign-up with the native system or to Sign-up via a 3rd party system you could simply present it as:



Sign-up via: Facebook | Twitter | Google


How about

Sign in via* xyz gmail yahoo facebook additional options...
create a new account and sign in via* xyz gmail yahoo facebook additional options...

With an explanation for users...

* Signing up via a 3rd party site does not enable use to see your password there and will not allow us to send you unsolicited mail

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