Introduction: Instructables for Dummies
And Welcome to www.Instructables.com!
This is the best Instructable for the beginner, this will cover everything you need to know to become an Instructables Pro.
And that includes:
-Modify Your Settings
-Making an Instructable
-Making A Forum Topic
Step 1: Creating an Account
Creating an Account is simple, and it is completely FREE! Plus there are many cool features that you can access.
Step 1: In the top right corner of this page click "Sign Up Now" (Pic. 1)
Step 2: Fill out the Information (Pic. 2)
Step 2: Modify Your Settings
Here are the steps to modify your settings:
1.) Click on your name at the top right corner (Pic. 1)
2.) At the left there is a small box, click "Modify Settings" (Pic. 2)
3.) They give you a list of things you can modify, for now click the first one "Update Persona" The other ones you should figure out on your own (Pic. 3)
Step 3: Creating an Instructable
Step 4: Making a Forum Post
Making a post on the instructables forums is pretty easy!
Step 1: At the top click submit, and then click forum topic.
Step 2: Fill out the boxes. And post!
Like I said this is really easy so no need for pictures.
You usually make a post to ask a question or show something you think instructablers would be interested in. But try not to spam.
Step 5: Commenting
Commenting is great, and I always love to get a comment on my instructables. So heres how!
Step 1: At the bottom of the page click "Add Comment"
Step 2: Write what ever you want and click "Post Comment" they also have a spell check.
Some times people PM you (Private Message) all you have to do is click the "inbox" located right next to your icon at the top right corner of the page, to PM someone else go to there page and near there icon click PM button.
Step 6: Rating
To Rate simply:
Step 1: Locate the Info box to the right of your Instructable. (Pic. 1)
Step 2: Rate!
Remember to Rate nicely, people work hard on their Instructables.
Step 7: Navigating
To view Instructables all you have to do is:
Step 1: At the top click "Explore"
Step 2: Click any button. (The List of what they do is on the picture)
You can also explore through the forums this way to!
Step 8: Uploading Pictures
When ever you make a forum post, slideshow, or a Instructable you will need to upload photos here are the steps!
Step 1: At the bottom of the page there is a "Choose File" button click it. (Pic. 1)
Step 2: Choose which ever file you want. You can upload more than one picture at a time. Then click "Upload" (Pic. 2)
Step 3: Make the yellow boxes click and drag a square on your picture.
Step 4: Pictures will say in your library, if you want to use the same picture twice then click "add" at the bottom of the picture, If you want to remove it click "remove".
To delete pictures from your library in the top right corner f every picture there is a red "X" click it.
Step 9: Misc. Features
Instructables has many other different features, and most of them are pretty easy to understand. If you think this instructable is missing something then please make a comment bellow.
This is a collaboration so please ask me to be a be a part of this instructable so we can keep adding to it to make it the best instructable for first timers.
We have a be nice policy.
Please be positive and constructive.