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Even though anyone can browse pages in WKS, you need to be a member to take an active part in the community, like posting comments, posting in the a forum...


You become a member by filling the Registration form
Note that your email address will be verified as a link will be sent to you by email to activate your account.
Registration is entirely free.
Once you are registered, you can post comments and post in a forum. However, you cannot take part to any kennel administration, to do this, you can either have someone give you some kennel administration privileges on their kennel if you don't want to create you own kennel or create your own kennel.

Getting kennel administration privileges

A kennel owner can give another member 3 kinds of privileges:

  • AdminKennel to administer the whole kennel
  • AdminDogs to administer dogs, groups...
  • AdminBlog to administer bolg posts
  • AdminImages to administer images and sets

To give someone one of the permissions, you need their Userame, and you go to your kennel admin page, where you can enter the Username and select the permission you want to give:

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After you add the permission, it appears above with a link to remove it:

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Creating your own kennel

The most common way to get admin permissions is to create your own kennel.

As long as an account does not own a kennel, there is a "Create my Kennel" link on top of the pages.
That link take you to the Kennel administration page where you can create the kennel.
The only field that requires a little explanation is the Identifier field.
This is the name used by WKS for the urls of your kennel.
By default, WKS with use the kennel name, replacing the non url friendy characters by dashes. For example if your kennel name is My Kennel, WKS will use my-kennel by default and you kennel url will be:
If you want, you can provide your own identifier that may be different from the kennel name, but it has to be unique within the whole system, otherwise, WKS will append a number at the end to make it unique.

The same applies to identifiers for dog, posts, images, groups and events except that the uniqueness rule only applies within your kennel because the url of a dog includes the kennel identifier, so dogs with the same identifier can be located in a unique way for different kennels.

Once you created your kennel, you can give other members permissions as seen in the previous paragraph and mostly you can start administering it.