Getting Started

Watch this short video on how to register, profile completion and adding your profile picture.

Becoming a Member

Create your account, verify your email address, update your profile and settings, and start connecting with The HawgPen community!

Creating Your Account

To create a new account on The HawgPen, you must complete the registration form. This includes a username, password and email address. You are required to verify your email address. A email will be sent with a link for you to activate your account.

Complete Your Profile

You must complete your profile to at least 40% to be able to participate on The HawgPen. You must also upload a avatar or profile image. We want to know who our members are, not only for safety reasons, but to ensure every member has a pleasant experience on The HawgPen.

You can also upload a cover image (ideal size is: 1140 x 428px).

Set Your Preferences

Under the Preferences tab, you can manage your account settings like whether to use your real name or your username. You can also manage your privacy settings, how you get notifications from the site, hide your birthday as well as other settings that you can customize to your liking.

Share it With the Community

We want to ensure that The HawgPen is safe and remains a platform for our members to engage in fun and meaningful conversations.
Please know that if your post or comment is reported and to be in breach of the our rules and guidelines, this may lead to the permanent deactivation of your account.

How to Post

You can create a post from either the home page or your page. You can add:

  1. Text message
  2. Video
  3. Audio
  4. Images
Joining a Group

All members can join any group that interest tham with a privacy seting of public. All other groups are by invitation or you may request to join. Then it is up to the group’s administrator and moderators to allow you to join.

Creating a Group

To create a group:

  1. Click on Groups on the menu bar
  2. Click “Create Group”
  3. Enter the Group’s Name
  4. Give it a description
  5. Set your Privacy
    1. Open (Anybody can join)
    2. Private (Can be joined by invite or request)
    3. Secret (Invite only and cannot be seen in the Groups list)
  6. Upload group avatar and cover images

Welcome to The HawgPen!