Have a Website
First you need to have a website. This may seem self explanatory but there have been people who have tried to join a ring without having a website.
Check the Requirements
Depending on ring system there may be slight differences in applying but basically, you need to apply. It usually involves filling out a form stating the site name, the page you are putting the ring fragment on, giving a valid email address and possibly selecting a password for the ring.
Add the Ring Fragment for the Navpanel
Upload the Graphic/s if any
Usually rings have graphics. They may have just one or give a choice. Generally, you save the graphics to your hard drive and upload them to your site. Occasionally, the ring will load the graphics but check first.
Notify the Ringmaster
Again depending on system, you may need to e-mail the ringmaster that your code is up or the system will generate an email to the ringmaster. He or she will check the code to see if it is up properly and your site to see if it meets the requirements of the ring. If all is good, you will be added to the ring.
Leaving a Webring
Delete Membership from the Webring
Go to the page where you edit your information. Depending on the system, that may take a few clicks to find. You then have the choice to edit or delete the ring. Delete it.
Remove site Navpanel and Graphic/s from your Website
Do NOT break the Webring
Whether you leave, move, delete your site, change the page name or page the ring code is located, update the system so it knows about the change. That prevents the ring from being broken.