Here at Instructables HQ, we're always looking for new ways to make it easier than ever to share the things that you've made. Today we are very excited to announce the first public beta release of the new Instructables editor! The new editor allows you to create, edit, and publish Instructables. You can even use it to make changes to Instructables that you've already started or published.
Some of the new features include:
Drag and drop interface - add, remove, and reorder photos and steps, all with drag and drop. (those of you who are already familiar with the Instructables iOS and Android mobile apps will love this feature)
View All Steps - the landing page of the new editor gives you an overview of all the steps and images in your Instructable
Continuous Editing Experience - edit, upload, save, preview, and publish... all without a single page reload
New Uploader - rotate images and see the status of your upload
Easy Embed - embed video and media from a variety of sites
Pixlr Image Editing - crop and retouch uploaded images in just a few clicks with Pixlr photo editor integration
Easy Preview - preview your Instructable without ever leaving the editor
Cover Image Selector - select and crop your Instructable's cover image, so it looks great on the site and on your phone
New Publish Page - add keywords, select a category and channel, and enter your Instructable in contests, now in a clean, new interface
So poke around, edit, and publish, and let us know what you think. Please leave any comments, questions, or feature requests in the comments below. Definitely let us know if there are any bugs we still need to work out!
How do I find the New Editor?
To create a new Instructable from scratch, follow this link:
To edit a draft or published Instructable (note: you can only edit Step by Step Instructables in the new editor, you will be redirected if you try to edit photo or video instructables):
1. Login and navigate to one of your drafts in the current editor (Go to https://www.instructables.com/you?show=UNPUBLISHED and click the edit link next to any of your drafts).
2. Click the big orange button at the top of the page that says "Try the New Editor". You will get redirected to the new editor, with all your Instructable's data loaded and ready to go. The url looks like this: