When you click the Register button, you’ll get this page. Very cunningly, it’s trying to sign you up to get your own WordPress blog, which you may want to do anyway. But over on the right side is a blue link to the right of the blank that’s for ‘blog address’, it’s a link to registering a username with wordpress.
If you don’t want to create your own blog, use my link above. If you don’t receive the promised email from WordPress, you might want to check your Junk Mail box, and confirm your registration. Hope this helps. You won’t be able to use your wordpress FDL user name, so if you want a similar one, try adding a numeral 1 or 2 after it.
When you go to login after your registration’s been confirmed, typing in your email address or user name gets you in.
Also: if you’re following this site and the emails are driving you crazy, when an email comes in, just update your user preferences at the link on the email.
Sylvia Muffin puts her head in the oven; I am sometimes glad that our oven is electric, although I frequently forget that it is so… ;~)