How do you become pro without paying money? Answered

I don't know how to become pro without WASTING money.

Asked by grundisimo 9 years ago

Why ads when I am pro

I have been a pro member for several years now with an auto renew and all of a sudden I am getting ads everywhere. One of the main reasons I went pro was to get rid of the bloody ads. It really slow the connection. Whats up.

Posted by apburner 4 years ago

MIss the Pro designation

I miss seeing who is pro and who isn't.  I think knowing how someone else is experiencing the site  makes a difference in responding to them.  And  I  am sometimes able to offer free pro memberships to people, but it's harder if I can't tell who already has one.  Just my 2 cents worth..... 

Posted by mole1 4 years ago

Why can I view all steps on one page without pro?

I have been a Instructables member for a very long time... But Im not a pro  and I can view all steps on one page?? How is that possible?

Asked by killer82 7 years ago

How do I stop membership? Answered

I no longer can afford Pro membership.  How do stop membership.

Asked by boofence 7 years ago

Pro Testimonials?

Ok, I got to thinking, the pro accounts seem to be moving along nicely, it would seem plenty of people are taking the plunge, with a tiny percentage of out raged users. On the 'sway over to pro' page where it lists prices, I suggest adding a series of testimonials, e.g. If someone was looking through one of my punk weapons, and hit the 'pro wall of denial' only to see my Testimonial, they might then think 'hey, maybe i should try it for a month'. Same principle, someone whom uses the forums alot, might enjoy a little testimonial from Kiteman, or Nachomahma. Not that we should play off are 'famousness' but if we get a wide range of testimonials, it might easily appeal to a wide range of people. - gmj

Posted by gmjhowe 9 years ago

Feature request: Pay extra to allow nonmembers view the pro version of my instructable?

One feature I would like to see before I upgrade to pro is the ability to allow people who have not signed in to view all steps on one page in my instructables and print out my instructables. If I have to pay extra (as long as its reasonable) that is fine. If you make this the default for all pro users that would be even better, everyone has more incentive to upgrade to pro. Is this a reasonable feature request? Could you see this being implemented sometime in the near future?

Posted by aztennenbaum 8 years ago

Are Pro Badges on profile images optional?

(Sorry if I've usurped the First Post with something that is not of concern to anybody else.) The only reason that I haven't whipped out my PayPal account and "turned pro" yet is that I'd feel unconfortable with the "Pro" badge on my profile image (or avatar, or whatever one calls it). Please note that I don't feel that this applies to anyone but me, but having the "pro" badge on my image would make me feel as if I were sort of lording it over all the non-pro members, kind of an "I put my money where my 1's & 0's are, and you didn't, so nyah-nyah-na-nyah-nyah..." thing. Again, this is not how I feel about others who already have "Pro" badges on their images (in fact, I think Kiteman's badge makes him look extra-cute :), just how I - me, myself, Gorfram - would feel about having it on my - mine, my own, Gorfram's - image. And I fully expect that I am the only person anywhere who feels this way. But would it maybe be possible to become a sort of "stealth Pro" and not have the badge on my image? Thanks.

Posted by Gorfram 9 years ago

How do you win the "PRO" badge ?

I've saw many Instructables users that have them , I personally think is for the Admins and founders , but i can be wrong . could someone correct me ?

Asked by acaz93 9 years ago

Purchased 2 year pro, but my account remains as free

I purchased 2 years pro membership ( 39,99 $ ), but my account is still set as free account, where I can't download anything.  I payed via paypal, my CC got charged ( March 8 ) and nothing changed. I wrote to on Saturday and on Monday about it, but I haven't received any response from them.  Has anyone else had such problem, because I don't know if I can cancel that payment now and noone is responding on my emails from instructables? Please help!

Posted by Bhaaltazar 4 years ago

Another "Pro" Idea

I really do not have a problem with the Pro accounts, instructables is a business, and businesses need money to survive. I would however like to suggest an idea borrowed from Over at i-hacked, the webmaster allows users to submit a how-to OR pay to become a member. Why not reward the users who make/made instructables what it is. I think instructables should allow users that submit a certain number of "high quality" instructables to become Pro members. These members have contributed as much or more than $3 per month, just by a different means. What do you guys think? -Alfonso

Posted by alfonso 9 years ago

Dear admins, please edit my latest.

Dear instructables, I've written a new one (Arduino Tetris) that's saved to my drafts.  My first page has an instagram video of the game in action. Sadly I'm not a Pro account, so I can't embed the video myself.  Could you please make that happen so I can publish? It's too bad I didn't post faster in the past when I was given pro and didn't use it.  Ah, well. Attached is a picture that's in the instructable, so you know which one I'm talking about. Thank you!

Posted by aggrav8d 3 years ago

Why can't I add anything to my favorites?

My Mom and I used to share a Instructables account, but then she made me get my own. But when I went to add some recipes to my favorites, it said I needed to upgrade to PRO. I didn't when we shared an account. Why now? EDIT: Now I can't view all the steps of an Instructable on one page. Before, I just had to be logged on.

Asked by zombie_chinchila 8 years ago

Bait & Switch

Thanks for the Bait & Switch.... Page prices for quarterly are shown as $3.95 per quarter. So I selected it, as it would be cheaper than the 2 year term over the same period. Got to checkout and it was switched to $11.95 a I was forced to purchase the 2 year plan....trying to save a few dollars on the subscription you know. Feel free to refund the difference between the $3.95 per quarter(advertised on your site)  for 2 years opposed to the $39.95 I had to pay. THANKS AUTODESK!

Posted by r4n 6 years ago

What would happen if I won an 'ibles prize pack, but was already a Pro member? Answered

Would I get another year added on to my Pro membership, or would I simply not get it? As you can plainly see, I am not a Pro member, and can only hope to be one someday. I just needed things cleared up. Thanks.

Asked by nickodemus 8 years ago

What's with the PRO buttons on the other members of instructables? Answered

I'm only new this year in instructables, but I don't know what is w/ the PRO stuff here.

Asked by nutsandbolts_64 9 years ago

Pro is a no show

I received a pro membership for winning a contest.  I have see "Pro" beneath the Pro's avatar but I do not see myself identified as a "Pro".   Why is this?

Posted by Toxictom 6 years ago

Still PRO?

How do I tell if I'm still on PRO Membership or not?

Posted by janicemerritt 2 years ago

Pro Expiration

Do I lose my ability to view all steps on one page if I signed up before Pro when my Pro membership expires? Because I had the ability to do that before I had Pro.

Posted by matchlighter 7 years ago


I am supposed to have a pro membership. I received some emails regarding my pro membership expiring, now when I look at my own profile it says my pro membership doesnt expire for almost another year, but I'm still not marked pro.

Posted by garrettg84 5 years ago

Pro Membership not working

I just paid for a 2 year Pro Membership, yet your site refuses to recognize my Pro status.  I'm also unable to download PDF files.

Posted by 70acres 5 years ago

Number of "Pro" users?

. How about a running total of the number of "Pro" (I hate that term) users in the "New Pro Users" title block?

Posted by NachoMahma 9 years ago

pro? Answered

I have benn able to view all steps on one page and download the pdf and no sight up to be pro only on patches is anyone else seeing this?

Asked by knexinventer 6 years ago

if i get a pro aaccount how many patches? Answered

If i get a pro account how many patches will i get and if i use them all will i pro thing be gone?

Asked by knexsuperbuilderfreak 9 years ago

Disable Atuto Renewal Pro Account

Hello,  I got a pro Account for 3 Months and didnt want to auto renewal but today my pro memebership has been renewed! I cant turn this off! Please turn off my pro Memebership, i cant disable it!

Posted by omersgurel 2 years ago

Pro Membership

Anyone who wants it.  Its a 3 month membership.  code: suppose96honor

Posted by DoStuffRight 2 years ago

Pro membership not showing up

Hi I bought and paid for a Pro membership and it does not show up.  How can I fix this Thanks Chuck

Posted by Talever 5 years ago

Pro membership has several months left but doesn't show Pro?

My Pro membership doesn't expire until next July but shows that I am not pro. What gives? I love Instructables but not enough to pay for Pro twice. If there is a link somewhere to send an email for things like this, I couldn't find it. I'm pretty frustrated right now.

Posted by mrkake 5 years ago

Pro screen name

Do you think the community would disbar me if I go PRO and my screen name is "state in pain" ?

Posted by Karroo Oakey 9 years ago

Gift of Pro Membership not working

My son purchase me a Pro Membership, but received no response, and his card was charged, but I still can't access PDF's etc

Posted by rethinker 6 years ago

First person to post gets a free year of pro!

I have a year pro coupon, and whoever posts here first gets it!

Posted by furrysalamander 6 years ago

Pro Member

How can i become a Pro Member, paying by mobile phone. I don't have a credit card,i want to pay by mobile!Can i?

Posted by geodan88 5 years ago

Can't sign up to Go Pro? Answered

I clicked on Go Pro but it takes me to a blank page at Autodesk, Inc.  How do I sign up?

Asked by RobTurrentine 3 years ago

3 Month Pro Membership? Answered

So I got a free 3 month pro membership from my Instructable,, being featured. But then I got another email saying that I got another free 3 month pro membership. So when my first3 month pro membership expires, will I be able to use the other 3 month pro membership or do they both count as 1 3 month pro membership all together?

Asked by BLUEBLOBS2 6 years ago

Pro Member indication on new site?

  I've got a feeling I'm missing something blindingly obvious here, but is there still a way to see if a member has Pro membership?

Posted by AndyGadget 5 years ago

Pro accounts?

I am confused about pro accounts! Do i just have to do simple things like post on a forum ect? or do i have to pay?

Posted by conrad2468 9 years ago

Update Pro Membership Rewards

I just wanted to know if there is any new Pro membership rewards for 2015. Last I checked they all expired New Years Eve.

Posted by normal52 3 years ago

Pro membership

Hey! If any one of you wants a pro membership. Please tell me . It is first come first serve policy as I have only 1 left. Goodluck

Posted by pranjal12 5 years ago

What is instructables pro? How do i get it?

Is it worth is, and what benefits are there?

Asked by XOIIO 9 years ago

Can't find unlock link for pro

I received a code for a pro membership, but i cant find a link to redeem the code, does anyone know where i'd go to find this?

Posted by Philisawesome 6 years ago

My pro account will not let me see all instructions on one page?

My pro account will not let me see all instructions on one page?

Asked by rhills 8 years ago

3m/1year PRO Codes

I have ten 3 month and ten 1 year pro codes if anyone wants them, send me a message and I'll send you the code. 

Posted by Not_Tasha 1 year ago

pro tag ?

Hi I can access this forum, the text formatiing, donwload instructable as customized pdf, view all step, and all the feature of pro member, but I dont have the tag. Why is that?

Posted by ac1D 7 years ago

Missing Pro Account Status

1. Operating System: Windows 7 Professional SP 1 2. Browser: Google Chrome V 31.0.1650.63 m 3. URL of Occurrence: 4. Screen shots attached  5. Looking at comments or Profile doesn't show my "Pro" tag, viewing the pro-signup page doesn't give me a notice that I already am a pro member, and viewing the "Pro Membership" tab on my "You" page shows an error messages that says I am not pro and that I am  "USER IS NOT MARKED PRO! INVESTIGATE THIS!" I have a promocode Pro membership from robot that should not expire until March 2014. 

Posted by XaqFixx 4 years ago

How do I use the Pro Membership to get an Adafruit Discount?

Is there a code I use for the discounts at Adafruit or how do I use the Pro Membership to get the discounts?

Asked by darrenah 7 months ago