Introduction: Hack to View All Steps of an Instructable Without Logging In!

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Here's a little hack that'll save you needless minutes logging in.
It basically allows you to "View All Steps on One Page" of any Instructable without logging in, and WITHOUT using any 'hacking' software!

Please not that this is just a little trick for fun/usefulness and I mean no harm, intentionally or otherwise to Instructables or its servers.

Please Note: This works as of 6 Nov 2007, if Instructables changes their website coding, this trick will be useless.

Step 1: Edit the Address (URL) to View All Pages!

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1. Click on the Intro page of the Instructable you want to view.

Notice how the URL (text in the Address bar)
changes into something meaningful.

2. Type ?ALLSTEPS after the existing text in the Address bar.

3. Press ENTER or the Go button to visit.



Kiteman (author)2007-11-05

Isn't it just easier to log in, rather than type extra in the address bar for every 'ible you want to look at?

super_me (author)Kiteman2016-12-03

not really...its way more easier to just type in ?ALLSTEPS at the end of the address... wwith logging in, you have to put your username (that could be long) and your password (even longer, probably compilcated)

super_me (author)super_me2016-12-03

plus, allsteps default is only if you have pro membership

zjharva (author)Kiteman2007-11-05

where do you go to get the automatic allsteps thingy when you log in?

Kiteman (author)zjharva2007-11-05

Hover over your name at the top-right of the screen, when the menu appears, select settings. Scroll down and there's a box to tick for all steps to be your default setting.

zjharva (author)Kiteman2007-11-08

thanks! (:

Kiteman (author)zjharva2007-11-08

You're welcome.

zachninme (author)Kiteman2007-11-05

I believe people should follow your Second Law ;-)

Kiteman (author)zachninme2007-11-05

Possibly, although 'ibles slide with time anyway, no matter how many comments are made, as other 'ibles arrive at the "top of the pile".

super_me (author)2016-12-03

still works as of december 2016

shafiq-ansaari (author)2016-04-05

works today as on 05 april 2016

jngnyc (author)2015-03-04

Still works as of Feburary 2015. Thanks for posting this!

bob alexander (author)2014-05-10

Awesome opossum! It still works in May 2014!

RedFlash (author)2009-08-28

Get autopager. It shows all steps whether you are logged in or not

Hubiewan (author)RedFlash2010-04-11


RedFlash (author)Hubiewan2010-04-15

Autopager is an add-on for firefox. The concept behind it is quite clever. When you are searching on google for example and you want to go to the next results page, you have to click on "Page 2". With autopager, you can tell it to load the first ten pages of your search. I tried using it on Instructables and I accidentally autopaged an instructable that I was looking at.

HeyJD (author)RedFlash2010-08-04

Autopager is also a plug-in for chrome. Although now I use the plug-in called FastestFox (on chrome and on firefox)

iamsinned06 (author)2008-07-19

it still works as of Jul 19 2008. hope fix it.

JamesRPatrick (author)2007-11-10

Yeah, I've never logged off in the 6 months I've known Instructables.

Crashmaxx (author)2007-11-05

How about someone just figure out how to stay logged in longer? I can't seem to stay longer then a day, if that long. Most forums and such I will still be logged into months later.

josh92176 (author)Crashmaxx2007-11-06

I think its forever unless you delete you cookies. (some browsers do that every time you log off by default) -josh

firemanfu (author)Crashmaxx2007-11-05

I set instructables as my homepage so when ever I go on the internet it keeps me logged in for the next 3 days , since I joined I'v never had to re log in

lebowski (author)2007-11-06

I don't think we have officially announced it yet, but you can now set Allsteps as a preference. So each time you go to an Instructable you will see Allsteps by default.

lebowski (author)lebowski2007-11-06

It's at the bottom of your Settings page.

Wolf Seril (author)2007-11-05

If you're using windows 95 you don't need to sign in anyway. I don't know why, but the first time I came to instructables I was using a computer that had been built by a T-Rex.

canida (author)Wolf Seril2007-11-05

I was using a computer that had been built by a T-Rex.
Their weak little forelegs aren't so good at fine manipulation- it must have been some computer!

whatsisface (author)canida2007-11-06

With built in 3 1/2 foot floppy drive!

gamer (author)2007-11-05

kool, too bad someone else already did this.

RobinJet (author)gamer2007-11-05

I was browsing through this site, and realised there was no backend script to view all pages with an authentication of a Use ID, and realised that it was only a change in the URL, so I figured that it may have been possible to change the URL even without logging in. So I went ahead and made an isntructable thinking I was the greatest hacker in all of the world! Imagine my suprise when I searched the website in order to find my own Instructable and review it, that I found someone else had already written an article about the same! And done it even before I was a member! Sorry for my mistake - I forgot to check and see if someone had posted a similar article before posting one myself. Thanks!

josh92176 (author)2007-11-05

i think this same thing was posted by someone else a few days ago -josh

zuixro (author)josh921762007-11-05

This is most defiantly a duplicate. Besides, what's wrong with logging in? Oh, and Greasemonkey is not hacking software.

josh92176 (author)Erik Lindemann2007-11-05

Thank you, I was too lazy to do it myself!! -josh

terramonkey (author)2007-11-05

in the short term this would be a method that worked - however im not sure its quicker than using the firefox browser password keeper, which automatically logs into any site you have visited once you have saved the password and username, then run the grease monkey script in firefox to view all steps on page.
this has saved me hours of logging in on various sites.
see here for a previous instructable on how to do this.

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