A instructable won't publish

Topic by jdbic   |  last reply


Everytime I try and publish my instructable it sends an alert text saying you need a description before publishing. I have done a description everytime, and it worked in the past.  Can somebody tell me what I am doing wrong

Topic by logannebell   |  last reply


When I try to publish it says,"enter at least 2 keywords.  I do that and the same error message appears no matter what words I use.

Topic by RayJN   |  last reply

Instructable Published but not there

So I posted this instructable  24 hours ago and I think it just showed up on the site.  I still can't find it in recent at all, so I'm not sure if it's fully there yet.  I know it probably just got stuck in the filters.  So my question is; is there any reason it got stuck?  Like is there something I can do to help my future instructables not to get stuck?  Any feedback is welcome! Thanks!

Topic by MsSweetSatisfaction   |  last reply

Video Not Publishing

I am attempting to publish my video, and still it is not publishing. The YouTube code is embedded properly. Apparently, this is a known problem. Is there any sort of temp fix for this?

Topic by Progressive Automations   |  last reply


I can not publish my instructable! it sais it is published but it does not come up if you search it and i can not add it toi any groups! please help!!!

Topic by uniFREAK134   |  last reply

Won't publish

My login is     beerscout   and I have completed my first instructable. It stays in draft and won't publish. Please assist.

Topic by beerscout   |  last reply

Questions not Publishing.

I posted a question yesterday: "Kiteboard/Wakeboard question", and it's not publishing. Also, my "How so I give away a pro membership" didn't get  published. Is this only happening for me?

Topic by kcls   |  last reply

Unable to Publish

Hello I`m trying to publish my completed instructable, but i get the next error Please help resolve Attached Error thanks!@

Topic by RoeyLeon   |  last reply

not able to publish?

Ive been tring to publish my instructable for a couple hrs and keep getting the add description before publishing notice. All my steps have title and I have hit save on each one at least ten times.....   :*( please help

Question by younhacker23   |  last reply

Instructable not published?

I published my first instructable 2 days ago, but it isn't showing up on the site.  I can see it through my own page, but the views are at 0.  I read that it can take some time for it to be published, but does it really take this long?

Topic by wizoftek   |  last reply

Instructable publishing? Answered

I have published an instructable, but when I search for it, it doesn't come up?  Why?

Question by Goalie1   |  last reply

can't publish?

I'm trying to enter the gardening contest.  I've uploaded pics, click "publish", but can not proceed.  I only see the publish image reminding me to add pics, which I already did. I've created two drafts of my entry, one in Firefox and one in Chrome browser.  Same thing in both.

Question by vhfvhf   |  last reply

cannot publish

For some reason i can not publish my work that i have been working on for days and everytime i try to edit there is a hand that goes up. How can I fix this? I need to have it submitted by the 10th

Topic by kerinlove 

Instructable Not Publishing

Last night I published my instructable called "As Cute as a Button" Magnets. I noticed this morning it hadn't gotten any views, and I looked for it on "Recent Instructables" and in the Living section and could not find it. I unpublished and republished the instructable, but still it has not shown up anywhere in the "Explore" area. Is it just taking a while to get published or what?

Topic by Jessie Marie   |  last reply

Not able to Publish

Have been getting this message over the past couple days when trying to publish.  Please fix. Oops! We couldn't understand your request. Please contact us to tell us as much detail as possible about what you were trying to do when this happened.

Topic by DiyWaterDog   |  last reply

Unable to publish

I've been trying to publish a project since yesterday afternoon. Every time I get the error message : Servers are busy. Please wait a few minutes and try again. See screenshot. When I click publish the message "Generating image" appears in top right corner. (screenshot). After a minute or so of "generating image" I get the error message. The project edits and previews fine... but won't publish. I am new to instructables, but my last project went through without a hitch. Am I doing something wrong? Thanks for your help.

Topic by sergey levchin   |  last reply

Publishing rules

Greetings, I don't understand how one gets exposure after publishing an instructable. I published a product under the photography group. If I visit the group it does not show up. There are only 3 showing. I have to visit my "You" section to even find my project. I don't see how publishing in any area gets you exposure. Now, I'm not trying to grand-stand here. I'm not particularly overjoyed with what I produced but I would like to see some comments.

Topic by kentek   |  last reply

Publishing Videos

Evrytime i do this it either gets stuck on the uploading page or when i upload a thumbnail itshows in the bottom left corner error on page?

Topic by sharlston   |  last reply

Publishing Bug

I have some problem with an instructable that i posted 2 days ago. when i view my own profile, it shows that i have 12 instructables published. Truth is, i actually have 13, when i count each one individually. this is kind of bizarre, because, i usually see a lot of comments and favorites for my other instructables, not including this one. can someone tell me what is going on, and can the instructables support team try to help?

Topic by CODawesome   |  last reply

How to Publish?

I have completed the entry form; embedded the YouTube code in proper place. After logging into Instructables, clicking on You Page, the drop-down menu displays Drafts (1) ..., clicking on Drafts (1) a window displays my entry with a checkbox preceding the entry, I click checkbox then click on the (publish) link and a new window appears that has three tabs. Current tab is Edit. Clicking on Publish fogs the page and the window returns to Edit. I have a Title and have placed a description as well. There is no alteration tried that ends with publication. If I click on preview - the proper video appears along with a Comment. I have been attempting various methods to publish since Friday, March 29th, including changes in browsers, and computers. I am stumped. I have finally answered my own question: One needs to place something in every box, i.e., Description, embed, and a graphic image. And place Tags. Then depress Upload Files. At that point it was self explanatory. Sometimes I am unable to see the tree in the forest. Maybe this may help another.

Question by kativsk 

Why is my published ible not published? Answered

I published an ible on farming maggots yesterday. It's not locatable by the search engines and it's not on the Green channel. Does anyone know why isn't it showing up or what the problem might be?

Question by cloudifornia   |  last reply

why my video is not published

Why my video is not published,how long should I wait to be published my video on instructables

Topic by macobt   |  last reply

published instructable not showing up

Greetings- I published an instructable DIY Pool Cover two days ago but it's still not showing up on the site.  Any idea what's up?

Topic by cobinrox   |  last reply

Newly Published Instructables not Appearing

Not sure if this is a bug or it now normal for new Instructables to take hours to show up on the site after being published?  The last one took a few hours and currently one I published 6+ hours ago is still not visible on the site.  Previously, after I hit 'Publish' it only took a couple minutes for an Instructable to become public.  Thanks!

Topic by annahowardshaw   |  last reply

"Published" Instructable is not showing up

Hey everybody! I pusblished an Instructable entitled "Making Thermite" quite a while ago - however, it has not appeared as published. When I follow the "Direct link" to it, it tells me that it has been removed "by the author". However, I have not done anything to trash it - I worked relatively hard on it! I can only access the editing page because I bookmarked it - on my member page, is says I haven't made any instructables. In the "History tab", it shows that my instructable has been changed by "admin" and "randofo". If either of you have removed my instructable due to it being a) Inapropriate or b) Absolutely terrible, then, please, email me, or tell me why you have deleted it! Thanks, -Boom

Topic by Boom!   |  last reply

Editing a published ible

Is there a way to edit an already published ible so that it doesn't keep getting autosaved as changes are being made.  I can just imagine somebody loading one while I've got a paragraph all in pieces figuring out a better way to word something. I know you can unpublish something, but would that cause it to lose all its comments and views?

Topic by walter.warren1   |  last reply

Published Instructable Not Appearing in 'Recent"

Instrutable published 6 hours ago (just before site update?) is not present under 'recent'.

Topic by annahowardshaw   |  last reply

Published instructable not showing up

Last night I posted this instructable, and about 10 hours later it still hasn't shown up on the site. Is it still caught in the filters, or is something else going on?

Topic by M3G   |  last reply

Can't edit published collection

When i click " edit" on the only published collection i have i get this page: I want to edit this (  collection. This page gives the error: - windows 7 - chrome Version 37.0.2062.103 m Thanks!

Topic by Mr_MdR   |  last reply

What is your Published to Unpublished ratio?

After finishing one last week and deleting one I'm finally at 1:1. Are you an unpublished packrat, collecting ideas, or do you (unlike me) finish everything you start?

Topic by Grathio   |  last reply

Can I add Instructables to a published guide?

Quick question: can instructables be added to a guide after it has been published? Thank you

Topic by LanceMakes   |  last reply

My instructable does not appear to be published.

I've created an Instructable at Everything seems to be fine but it's not showing up on any of the "recent" lists and it's not getting any views, even if I send the direct link to other people to open.  Normally I wouldn't care much but it's been submitted to a few contests.  Does anybody have any ideas on what could be going wrong?

Topic by Deeg   |  last reply

published(12 hrs ago) instructable not showing up in Recent

Hi there! I submitted/published an instructable about 12 hours ago, but it never made it into the "all recent" page. Kinda weird here it is: Thanks!!

Topic by cdstudioNH   |  last reply

I can't see my instructable

Last night I published this instructable, but I can not see it in ALL RECENT option. However, it has a comment. I don't understand... What worries me is that when you solve the problem, my instructable will appear "backward" or as posted several hours ago, and many people will not see it, for that reason.

Topic by rimar2000   |  last reply

A Question

Hi there, I have developed a new instructable and i placed it in photography category. I wonder why its not listed under the recent instructables there? Thanks in advance. The instructable address:

Topic by bo3bo3   |  last reply

How to get published?

I was wondering if there is anyone on here who has ever had a book published? I looked for an ible and couldn't find one.

Topic by Lithium Rain   |  last reply

Can't publish article ~

Can't publish my article! I tried Chrome 42.0.2311 ; IE 11.0.9600

Topic by wellywelly   |  last reply

Instructable wont publish

My instructable won't publish, it says generating image and then fails. Please help.

Topic by JP'sW   |  last reply

Video Instructable not Publishing

I'm trying to publish a video instructable, every time I click on the Publish tab it goes back to the Edit tab without publishing or saying there is something wrong etc. I've tried with text and without text, i've added a thumbnail image. Not sure what else to try.

Topic by offtandiscord   |  last reply

About publishing an Instructable? Answered

I was wondering...can I publish an Instructable that I saw how to make in a magazine, or on the internet, or in a crafts book? Or even on Instructables? How far does the liability go?

Question by Fathomlis   |  last reply

Cant publish the instructable?

I embedded a video from youtube and made the instructable in edit, and whenever i hit publish nothing happens, what is going on?

Topic by alkalineanthea   |  last reply

Published instructable is not viewable

Hello, I published my instructable, however i can only view it when logged in. Please let me know what the problem is. There is no indication in the interface that it required approval. it said "published successfully" -Nick

Topic by SaveOurSkills   |  last reply

how to publish a instructable? Answered

i made a instructable , i publish it but when i searching for it I cant find it. i tried to log out but nothing happen when i log in and i go to my profile i can watch it but when i search it i cant find it HOW TO PUBLISH IT??

Question by Andrew_48   |  last reply

Publishing isn't working

I have had no problems in the past but all the sudden a text keeps coming up saying:X please add decription before publishing. I have added a description everytime, plus saved it.  Any ideas what I am doing wrong?

Topic by logannebell   |  last reply

FM Publishing and Instructables

Instructables has been invited to join Federated Media Publishing. To make this work, I need your help. Check out this short survey and the full post here.

Topic by ewilhelm 

trouble publishing ible

Thought everything was in order.  But no success publishing.  At first, it said that none of my 3 pics was chosen as "cover pic" or somethin to that effect. But now, it just says nothin about why no publishy.

Topic by Toga_Dan   |  last reply

Incorrect Publish Dates

I recently created several Instructables from some of my youtube tutorials, and was surprised to find that they didn't hit the "recent" list.  After some investigation I noticed that nearly all of them had a publish date of several days earlier than I actually published them which is causing them to show up so far down the recent list that they are unlikely to ever be seen.  Seems like they are all two days early.  Everyone of my published instructables listed as Nov 19, 2014 was actually published today Nov 21, 2014.  Infact the 19th even pre-dates the creation of some of the video content.

Topic by TabLeft   |  last reply

Can't publish a collection.

Hi, I am having a problem trying to publish a collection. When I hit publish, I get an error message that says "Opps, something went wrong!". If I click the x on the message the message goes a way but the Publish Your Collection pop up stays with a cursor that spins forever. Please look at the screenshot for reference. Here is as much information as I can provide. Collection id is OYNUVW5IAWDJBHYU, currently listed as a draft collection. Slackware Linux 14.1 Firefox 31.7.0 Chromium 43.0.2357.130 (64 bit) The steps to reproduce this is: Select You -> Drafts Find my Collection and press draft (url above). Press Publish Press Publish on Choose Cover Image pop up. I get the error message.

Topic by galen   |  last reply

Publishing Non-public

Is there a way that I can do one of these two things 1. Publish my instructable so that others can see it, but can't find it on search (I want to send my in progress instructable to my friends to edit) or... 2. Allow another user to edit my instructable Please Help! <3 Buzz

Topic by Buzzsushi   |  last reply