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Tuesday, October 17, 2017


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Welcome to

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Introduction

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

Please visit our Ring list. You may find a webring worth exploring or, if you have your own web site, maybe there is a ring you'd like to join. Please study the homepages of the webrings to find out more about what their focus is and, requirements for joining, etc. The first group of Rings here are those I personally hosted on the WebRing system. A Couple go back to the 90's and were on the Original WebRing.org. Enjoy and Happy Surfin'!

Site admin
For webmasters to edit their site info and get their customized HTML code.

Ring admin
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.

Add new ring

Ring homepage

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
/cgi-bin/ringlink/list.cgi?ringid=YOURRINGID

Random site in ring
/cgi-bin/ringlink/rand.cgi?ringid=YOURRINGID

Ring statistics
/cgi-bin/ringlink/stats.cgi?ringid=YOURRINGID

Search ring
/cgi-bin/ringlink/search.cgi?ringid=YOURRINGID

Add new site
/cgi-bin/ringlink/newsite.cgi?ringid=YOURRINGID

Get HTML code / Edit site
/cgi-bin/ringlink/siteadmin.cgi?ringid=YOURRINGID

This JavaScript code displays the current number of member sites:

/ringlink/sitecount/YOURRINGID.js">

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 .

Mailing list

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)

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