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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.

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lemonie
lemonie

9 years ago

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

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Kaeru no Ojisan
Kaeru no Ojisan

Reply 9 years ago

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.


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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 9 years ago

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. :)

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Kaeru no Ojisan
Kaeru no Ojisan

Reply 9 years ago

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 ?

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 9 years ago


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

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 9 years ago

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

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 9 years ago

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

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 9 years ago

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

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 9 years ago

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

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 9 years ago


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

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 9 years ago

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).

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 9 years ago

Yes they would possibly like that...

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kelseymh
kelseymh

9 years ago

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).