87Views14Replies

Author Options:

How to make my Instructables files for membership only. Answered


Hi! I am still not familiar with publishing my Instructables. Kindly advise me how to make some of files in my Instructables for membership only.

14 Replies

user
lemonie (author)2011-05-21

Use the "Private" option. It's under "More" to the right of the "Share" button when you are composing / editing.

L

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
Kaeru no Ojisan (author)lemonie2011-05-21

I have been assigned other matters.
Thank you very much for many comments.

I am afraid but I have asked improperly.
I want to publish my Instructables openly. But some of files attached to Instructables(such as Arduino code or ZIP file) only for pro-members.

I encounter some in other person's Instructables, when I view without log-in and try to open or download some files, the window (membership benefit) appears and requests to log-in.
I just want to know how to do so for my certain attached files in my Instractables.

Sorry for late reply and annoying you.


Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user

Oh, that happens automatically. On any instructable, if you are not logged in with a pro account, certain things are restricted from you. You can always test it to make sure you're getting the results you want by logging out and viewing your instructable. :)

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user

Thank you for your reply. I understand that certain attached files are restricted automatically. But that means I cannot choose a certain file to be blocked and others to open. My understanding is correct ?

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
lemonie (author)Kaeru no Ojisan2011-05-22


The site generates a pdf for every Instructable, you need to be a member to download that. Other files I believe are not restricted.

L

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user

As far as I know, that's right. :(

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
Kiteman (author)lemonie2011-05-21

However, that does not make the Instructable "members only". It hides the project completely from anybody you have not given the URL to.

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
lemonie (author)Kiteman2011-05-21

True, but I can't think of a better way to restrict access.

L

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
Kiteman (author)lemonie2011-05-21

Maybe if we had a "restricted to followers" option in addition to "private"?

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
lemonie (author)Kiteman2011-05-21


It could work, but I don't see why someone would want Instructables for membership only?

L

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
Kiteman (author)lemonie2011-05-21

Meh, it was only an idea.

I sometimes think that it would be nice to be able restrict projects to "followers only" for a day or three, as a kind of a thank you for following.

Or maybe that could be a pro feature (the K'NEX crowd would love to be able to do that).

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
lemonie (author)Kiteman2011-05-21

Yes they would possibly like that...

L

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
kelseymh (author)2011-05-21

As you can infer from the comments below, that is not a feature. You can make an Instructable private, in which case you must e-mail the exact URL to whomever you want to be able to see it. Otherwise, all of the information on this site is public. You still own the intellectual property (unless you release it with the appropriate license).

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
caitlinsdad (author)kelseymh2011-05-21

And I think you can infer from Randy's suggestion that some instructables should be private.

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer