How to make a "Private" instructable without going pro!

Hey just wanted to share how to make a "Private" instructable without going pro! It was too easy to make a instructable so I'm making this forum topic, thanks for reading..... STEP 1: Make your instructable..... STEP 2: Do not publish your instructable..... STEP 3: Just view your instructable (Not published) and get the URL from the address bar of your browser and then you can share it with anyone you like! Hope you enjoyed this! Your Digitally, Amakerguy

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ewilhelm8 years ago
You can change the URL of a private Instructable, and if there's enough interest, we'll build some sort of password protected private versions.
how can you make an unpublished instructable private?????
Open your instructable in "edit mode". When you're ready to publish it, click on the "More" option (found to the right of the "edit", "publish" and "share" tabs). You'll see a list of options that open under "More". Select "Private" from the list, and the page will proceed to the publishing step as a Private Instructable. It indicates that you will receive a "special URL" for sharing it (if you choose to). At this point, all you need to do is click the orange "Make my Instructable private!" button.

Let me know if you need any clarification, or have any further questions. ;)
thanks for your help
amakerguy (author)  ewilhelm8 years ago
I would like the password protected instructables! although this is the very same thing as being pro and doing it, the only option of being pro is changing the URL of the instructable.
Second thought: would the coding be easier if "private to members within this group" was the way it worked? L
Hi, I tested this and found out. However, for no particular reason I had the expectation that one might be able to list other users as having "permission" like on network drives. It would get tedious for a lot of users, but for a handful might be a bit more useful if the code would allow (do not know) L
lemonie8 years ago
Yes we know about this. However, it's not the same as private (according to Eric) because anyone who knows / finds the URL can view it. L
amakerguy (author)  lemonie8 years ago
thats the whole point is to share the url with people that you want to see it.
OK look at this:
https://www.instructables.com/id/jBRO8ysM62jiOVkO333gmNK1MQnqyh/

Let me know if you can see it

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