A quick way to acquaint yourself with how Ringlink works is to review this demo installation. You are recommended to
- go to the homepage of the Demoring (very, very simple...), and navigate the ring;
- go to Ring admin, log into
the "Demoring" ring (the password is demo) and study the "Ring admin" tools.
If you change anything in the demo ring, please change it back. And,
of course, don't remove sites (or the ring...).
If you want to test Ringlink more extensively, feel free to submit your
own test ring, add a couple of sites, and play around. Please remove your test
ring when you are done.
Below is a simple template for creating the homepage of a normal Ringlink
installation. The template is included in the distribution.
provides the tools you need to run
a ring of web sites, i.e. a system of links between web sites of a similar topic, content,
or interest. It makes use of the Ringlink Webring Program.
Rings hosted at
Welcome to visit our Ring list. You may
find a webring worth exploring or, if you have an own web site, maybe there is a
ring you'd like to join. Please study the homepages of respective webring to find
out more about what they are, requirements for joining, etc.
For webmasters to edit their site info and get their customized
For ringmasters to edit or customize their ring, activate/deactivate
sites etc. You can also access the "Site admin" menu
within "Ring admin".
Start your own webring
If you wish to set up a ring using ,
there are various resources available to help you get started. The
Ringlink Homepage includes docs such as a FAQ,
and examples of navigation panels and other customization examples. Useful general help
about setting up and running a ring of web sites can be found at the
World of Webrings site.
Add new ring
Each webring is supposed to have a homepage with info for ring surfers, members
and prospective members. A ring homepage may include:
- Topic/purpose of the webring.
- Intro to the webring concept. You'd better not take for granted that your
visitors know anything about webrings.
- Requirements for joining - and staying in - the ring.
- Instructions how to join. Those may include rules for the placement of the
navigation panel and how to download possible image(s) (if necessary).
- Terms of Service.
- Info how to contact the ringmaster.
It's advisable to check out the homepages of some existing webrings for tips
of what is typically included. Basically, the idea is that the ring shall be
presented in a way that makes sense to both your visitors and members.
These are some useful strings for a ringmaster to put up in links
at the ring homepage:
List sites in ring
Random site in ring
Add new site
Get HTML code / Edit site
The ring code for the navigation panel, that the members shall put up on
their sites, can be fully customized in "Ring admin".
If you have questions, please contact the
If you need further help, post your problem to the
Ringlink-open mailing list, which is a discussion forum for Ringlink users.
The list is also available for general comments on the Program, suggestions for new
features, etc. Postings to the list are archived in the Ringlink-open Archive.
Other Ringlink webrings
Ringlink Webring Directory
Ringlink Systems Directory (ring hosts)