The Settings menu can be found by clicking on the gear-shaped icon in the top-right corner of the website. The options on the Settings menu are:
This article covers Habitica's Site Settings, accessible via Settings > Site (direct link).
The "Settings" subsection on the Site Settings page controls some of the minor gameplay options that can be changed to suit your preferences.
Habitica is set by default to English, but other languages are available. Some translations might still be incomplete. If you have some language skills and want to get involved, see Guidance for Linguists.
Date Format Edit
This menu allows users to select one of three date formats: MM/DD/YYYY, DD/MM/YYYY, or YYYY/MM/DD.
Affixes the header to the top of the screen. Unchecked means that it scrolls out of view.
Open new tasks in edit modeEdit
When creating new tasks, the edit screen is displayed as soon as the task has been created.
Tag list in tasks starts collapsedEdit
Tags in edit mode are hidden until the player clicks to show them.
Advanced Options in tasks start collapsedEdit
The Advanced Options in edit mode are hidden until the player clicks to show them.
Set Dailies default to 'due' tabEdit
Sets the Dailies column to show the "Due" tab by default (instead of the "All" tab) to show only those Dailies which are active for the current day.
Shows the "Battle Monsters with Friends" button when you are in a party by yourself.
Don't show popup optionsEdit
Sets popups to hide when gaining a level, hatching a pet, raising a pet into a mount, and/or attaining a Streak achievement.
This button summons Bailey the Town Crier, who appears in the toolbar. Clicking Bailey brings up the New Stuff bulletin (pop-up window), with the latest announcements for Habitica, and a link to the older news. Bailey can be hidden by clicking "Dismiss This Alert". To keep Bailey visible click the "Tell Me Later" button.
Fix Character ValuesEdit
- Main article: Fix Character Values
Custom Day StartEdit
- Main article: Custom Day Start
The Custom Day Start is the time of day at which one day ends and the next day begins in the player's Habitica world; the default day start is midnight in the player's time zone. (See also: Cron)
Displays the time zone Habitica uses, which is the time zone set on the player's PC.
This area lets you change your login method. There are three methods for logging in to a Habitica account:
- Local authentication, which means using an email address, password, and login name (also known as a username)
- Google authentication
- Facebook authentication
No matter which of those methods you chose when you created your Habitica account, you can change them in the Registration section.
If you registered using an email address, password, and login name (Local authentication), you can change any or all of those values in the forms on this page. Your existing password must be entered into each form to prevent your account being changed by someone else if you leave your computer unattended. Click the "Submit" button to have each change activated.
If you registered with one of the three login methods but now want to use a different method for logging in, you can do that.
- To add Local authentication, enter an email address, password, and login name into the "Add local authentication" form.
- To add Google authentication, click on the "Register with Google" button.
- To add Facebook authentication, click on the "Register with Facebook" button.
All three methods can be added to a single Habitica account, if desired.
Note that linking Facebook or Google to your Habitica account is not automatic, even if your Habitica account uses the same email address that you use for Google or Facebook. If your Habitica account uses only Local authentication and you try to log in with the Facebook or Google option, you won't get to your Habitica account but will be given a new account instead. This is by design because Habitica doesn't know whether you want a new account or not (e.g., you might be creating a second account to use at work). If you did want to access your existing account, you would need to delete the new account (see the Danger Zone section below), then log in to the old account and add Google or Facebook authentication as described above.
If your Habitica account uses two or more login methods, the Google authentication or Facebook authentication methods can be removed by clicking on the "De-register Google" or "De-register Facebook" buttons. It is not possible to remove Local authentication.
Having More than One AccountEdit
It is perfectly acceptable to have more than one account, as long as it is not to get around a consequence of an infraction of the Community Guidelines. If you want your Habitica accounts to use Local authentication, you will need to use a different email address for each one. Alternatively, you can use a different registration method for each one (Local authentication or Google authentication or Facebook authentication).
Some players prefer to have additional accounts so they can see how they are progressing and to help gamify different areas. Examples include:
- language studies.
- exercise and personal growth tasks such as running, exercise, and cleaning.
- business and productivity.
Danger ZoneEditApproach with caution. The settings in this area have drastic and permanent effects on your Habitica account. Avoid this area unless you want to perform one of these actions - they cannot be undone once performed.
Reset AccountEditWhen you click the button, a popup window will open which says:
"WARNING! This resets many parts of your account. This is highly discouraged, but some people find it useful in the beginning after playing with the site for a short time.You will lose all your levels, gold, and experience points.
All your tasks will be deleted permanently and you will lose all of your task's historical data.
You will lose all your equipment but you will be able to buy it all back, including all limited edition equipment or subscriber Mystery Items that you already own (you will need to be in the correct class to re-buy class-specific gear), and any Enchanted Armoire equipment that you have obtained so far.
Important: You MUST read that description carefully in case the actions have been changed since this wiki page was last updated! (A less dangerous, gem-purchasable alternative to reset is the Orb of Rebirth. See Start Over Options for a comparison of ways to reset different aspects of the game.)
Delete AccountEditThis button permanently deletes the player's account.
When you click this button, a popup window will open which says:"Are you sure? This will delete your account forever, and it can never be restored! You will need to register a new account to use Habitica again.
Banked or spent Gems will not be refunded.
If you're absolutely certain, type DELETE into the text box below."
After Account is DeletedEdit
When you delete your account, any messages you have posted in chats will still be visible. However, anyone clicking on your display name will get the error message "User not found."
If you decide you want a new Habitica account in the future, you can use the same email address and display name from your deleted account to create a new one.