Collaborations and private instructables?

How do collaborations work with the new editor?

Are we still able to publish instructables as "private"?

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LightWorks3 years ago

Specifically, I am working on an instructable with this account*, and would like to collaborate with my usual account to save a lot of logging in and out. I have added "Kiteman" as a collaborator, but how do I get that information from LightWorks to Kiteman?

Also, the Instructable concerned is a bit spammy**, so I want to avoid upsetting folk and publish it privately to share elsewhere. Is that still an option?

(*Just to be clear, this is Kiteman, using my corporate identity)

(**But if folk ask nicely, I'd be happy to post it publicly.)

Hey Mr. K,

Is there a way to find out what the private features are? I am interested in doing the same thing. Is there a limit at how many people can view. Do you share the link? I know nothing about this. Any information would be appreciated, thanks~


Kiteman (author)  sunshiine2 years ago

You make a project "private" when you are in edit mode - click the
bullet-point menu button at the top-left of the Edit page and you will
get an option for "Private".

This gives you a URL that you can
share with as many people as you like, it just won't show up on your
orange board or in a search of the site (I don't know about a Google

The same drop-down has the Collaborate options for letting other people edit the same project.

Thank so much, I will check it out. Have a great day.


Both 'collaboration' and 'private' can be found in the left-hand dropdown when editing your Instructable.

Kiteman (author)  mikeasaurus3 years ago

Dang, I seem to be asking a lot of dumb questions at the moment...

let me know how you go with that, I did a collaboration last year and it stopped working. Never did figger out why

Kiteman (author)  liquidhandwash3 years ago

Well, LW sent KM the URL of the instructable in Edit, and it still seems to work.

I haven't tried the Private bit yet.

Nah, there's plenty of changes with the new editor just being the editor :)