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How do you make an Instructable? Answered

I am baffled. How about someone making an Instructable on how to make an Instructable.  I find the process ungainly and hardly
user friendly.


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7 years ago

First off, hi--welcome to Instructables. This is actually a really cool community of makers, artists, and crafters.

Well, I won't be actually making an instructable--but here is it in a nutshell:
  • Make sure you've created a profile.
  • Make sure you're signed into your profile.
  • Go up to the top of the page and click 'Create.' That will open up a new page and you should either pick the 'photo,' 'step by step,' or 'video' option.
  • Photos is good for a quick "show and tell" instructable.  Basically you upload some photos and show how you build something in one fell-swoop.
  • Step by step is a bit more involved.  You post a title for your instructable first, "like how to build a teardrop trailer" (which I did), then you add some description of the main gist of the project as a whole.
  • After that, you upload a photo that best represents your final project.  This serves as the "cover" of your total instructable.
  • Then you add steps, including each step photo and corresponding description.
  • Then, you hit 'Save,' and then 'Publish' choose a category and other info about it.
  • For a Video instructable, you can embed youtube, vimeo or other online video code into the instructable edit page, and it will show up as a video instructable.
Hope that helps!  It's not too hard after your first one.  Good luck!