Account Delete?

Can anyone tell me how to delete ur account?

Posted by umja345 10 years ago

Pro accounts?

I am confused about pro accounts! Do i just have to do simple things like post on a forum ect? or do i have to pay?

Posted by conrad2468 9 years ago

Account Problems

I just signed up yet every time I go to view a larger picture I get a sign in / sign up prompt. Then I sign in (again) only to get the same prompt. Is my account even activated? Seems like a log in issue.

Posted by Blowtorch 9 years ago

What is wrong with my instructables account

My instructables account won't stop signing out on me! It lasts about 30 seconds then times out Cookies on\ Using I.E. (newest version) I have only had this problem with instructables ARGH!!

Posted by Buzzsushi 8 years ago

Can't seem to close account...advice from articles didn't help

There appears to be no one to write to (email/messages) to close you account.  There is no link, nothing. Need to know the who/what/where/when/how of closing account.  This doesn't seem quite right that you can't quit!

Posted by mertsie 7 years ago

How do you delete your account? PLEASE HELP

I want to delete my account, but I can't figure out where to go or what to do. Please help me.

Posted by XxBrandonBaileyxX 10 years ago

Rename User

Is there a way to change your account username? I don't want to have to remake my one instructable that i made! Thank you, Tyler

Posted by tyisbored 8 years ago

Teacher Account

Hello, I am a teacher at Stuart Hall School. I would like a pro membership so I can utilize all these great projects in classroom. I teach at a private school so my email does not end in edu. Here is the our website: Thank you!

Posted by kgcarini 4 years ago

Payment receipt

It would be useful to have a link to a "receipt" of the payment for the pro account. Would it be possible to incorporate that? (or at least generate one for me ;-) ) Thanks! El Gus

Posted by guolivar 7 years ago

Screen Name

Hi For some reason my "Screen Name", changed to "You"......... In my account my screen name is correct... I want to change it back to the original name... How do I do it ???

Posted by ncc1702 9 years ago

Pro-membership gift

Hi! I received a 1 year gift membership and a 3 month gift membership that I thought would kick in this month, but I noticed on my bank account that you have debited me today for the membership fee.......why? craftydabbler

Posted by craftydabbler 7 years ago

I won a pro membership, but I can't find it?

Hello! My pro membership is about to expire, and I looked at my account because I've earned a couple of free memberships, and I wanted to activate them. I see one I got for having a featured instructable or something (3 mos) but I'm pretty sure I won a free 1 yr membership when I won a contest this summer, but I don't see anything in my account about that. Please help? Thanks!

Posted by DotatDabbled 7 years ago

why did I just received an e-mail "I saw you started working on your first Instructable"?

I am writing an instructable and i got this email "I saw you started working on your first Instructable". It says FIRST instructable, but i have published 3 i'bles before. Is there any problem with my account? should i be worried?

Posted by Suraj Bhawal 1 year ago

Can't find my saved in-progress instructable?

Hi, I spent time writing up a portion of an instructable (a lot of time).  I clicked the save button, and it indicated it was saved.  I've searched around my account page and can't find anywhere to get back to it so I can continue editing it.  Help anyone?  This seems silly, but I can't find a link anywhere.  (I found some threads about finding published instructables, but not about finding those that are saved, but not yet published.)  Thanks in advance!

Posted by Modustrial Maker 1 year ago

Password reset

I'm not sure if this is a true bug, but here goes nothing: I tried to log in to add a comment to an Instructable, but I couldn't seem to recall my password, so I used the (lost username/password?) link at the bottom of the dialog screen and entered my e-mail. Sure enough, I received an email from you letting me log in using a reset code: Username: taserian Reset code: [CODE REPLACED] Reset here: [LINK REPLACED] But when I try to reset my password, it still asks me for my old one, which is what I couldn't remember in the first place. The reset code and link only allowed me to enter the site using my account, but won't allow me to reset my password without using my older one. To re-enter my account after shutting down my computer, I would have to resend a request for a lost username/password. The reset link should drop you into a page that allows you to reset your password. Thank you.

Posted by taserian 4 years ago

How much does a one month premium account really cost?

I know how instructables already has loads of information without being a pro. But we have this lab project that we have that we really need to do in order to pass and we would need to download a pdf file for the codes for the program. Im willing to subscribe for one month since i saw that it would only cost 2.95/month, but then when i look at the check out, it is 35.40 dollars? does that mean ill be charged 35.40 dollars right away when i subscribe? i find instructables really useful and i think i might be able to go back here for our future projects in school but i dont think i could afford to give 35.40 dollars when i think we would only need it for a month,  :( Maybe there could be a one month trial? Any help or information would be really great! Thank you in advance!

Posted by Sherainne LouiseC 1 year ago

Unlinking Account from Facebook

I was wondering if there was a way to unlink my Instructables account from my Facebook account.  I was planning to delete my Facebook account very soon, but still wanted to keep my Instructables account.  Anyone know how to do this? thanks! 

Posted by jlschillinger 5 years ago

I want my account deleted

Please delete my account  Thanks Jim

Posted by wilkie60 7 years ago

Account email not updating....

I've changed my account email address and updates are still being sent to the old address even though it shows that it's been updated in the account info.

Posted by drseuss 7 years ago

How in the hell do I delete my account?!

I want to delete my account. Is there even a way?

Posted by hightek669 9 years ago

Unable to login - Account Disabled

One of my instructables got featured and I got a mail regarding a promo code for upgrading to pro membership. After I have upgraded to pro membership, I am unable to log in into my account and it is showing 'Sorry, your account is currently disabled' . I need to participate in a contest waiting to post my instructables but unable to do so. Kindly help at the earliest. The account in question is : prem_Sagar

Posted by Pooja164k 2 years ago

I have 2 accounts and I want to combine them. How?!?!?!

I have 2 accounts for some reason.  I did not create 2 intentionally, but somehow I did.   Is there some way to combine them?!?! Carol Oswald

Posted by kylara70 6 years ago

Can't subscribe to Pro Account

I tried to sign up for a Pro Account. I tried on two different computer, using both IE and FireFox. I also tried to pay using PayPal and CC. I entered my CC info, after submitting, I was taken to a blank page. The same happened when I attempted to pay with PayPal.

Posted by jedi_teacher 8 years ago

No working pro account

Hi, I have paid a 3 month pro membership but if i logged in, I am not a pro member. I tried this in two different browsers on my macbook and PC. I have cleared the browser cache - without success. What is going on? Can someone help me? The Instructabes-Team gives no answer on my e-mails. best regards

Posted by DELETED_rhartnick 4 years ago

URRRGH!!!!! People make accounts, then do nothing!

I find it very annoying seeing people from 2006 who have done nothing but post one or two comments! Ibles should create a way like if youur inavtive for 2 months, you get a warning e-mail, then boom! good-bye, or they change your username to something like dead_account 1 dead_account 2 dead_account 3 Etc. Etc. Authors of ibles, please reply as to WHY you have not done this, thank you Bartboy ( I would be Bartman, but SOMEBODY took that, and they are one of the people I am talking about! )

Posted by Bartboy 9 years ago

Unable to Update Settings

I'm using Mobile Safari, iOS 9.3 on an IPad Air. I've tried other browsers. iCab Mobile DOES WORK, so I was able to change my password after a password reset. i don't see anywhere in the iOS app to change settings, either. Thanks

Posted by Marcos El Malo 2 years ago

Repeatedly logging me out

Every time I close my browser, I'm logged out of Instructables. Closing all Ibles tabs doesn't do it, but closing the whole browser does, very consistently. Does this on FF5, both XP and Win7, and I haven't changed any settings recently. The ad-filled, restricted, locked-down, freebie version of the site gets annoying when it pops up as my homepage, I think that's going to change...

Posted by CameronSS 7 years ago

Pro Accounts

What is the pro accounts? How are they different from regular accounts and how do you get them?

Posted by annoyinglylogical 9 years ago

alt+libray member doesn't exsit, error 400?

   Viewing others accounts are possible, though it seems I cannot look at alt+library's profile. It says: ERROR 400: no member: alt library.    Though the account's name is alt+library.

Posted by JohnJY 8 years ago

pdf not working

I tried to download several pdf's and couldn't get rid of the "Pro Account" nag. Is it required to pay first? I don't have a cc so that's not possible. thanks in advance

Posted by eco_chick 9 years ago

Fake Account Rating attack?!

So just came home from work and checked if I had any new comments...then I saw very low ratings on two of my Instructables... was about 3.6 when I last checked, now it is 1.62 was 3.7 this afternoon, now it is 1.52This does not really make me happy =\Maybe some admin can look into this?

Posted by Wicky 9 years ago

Newsletter Sending to Wrong E-Mail

Ok, so I have switched to a different email address than the one I was using when I signed up on Instructables, even changed the email in my account settings to the new one. Yet my Instructables newsletter continues going to the old account. Maybe this is some kind of bug or a part of the system that has some flaw in it, I just dunno.... If you're reading this I hope you are an admin or something of that ilk that can remedy this. ~Peace Be Da Journey Man!!!

Posted by Kozar 7 years ago

Can't save my account settings

I just purchased an annual membership for ~$23 and created an account for this site for the first time about 5 minutes ago. payment process went smoothly, logged in no problem...but when I was trying to personalize my various account settings nothing would save. So, for example, for creating the 5 optional shortcuts...all the dropdown lists worked fine, I made my selections, but when I hit "save settings" I ran into a snag. I'm on my gen 1 iPad...using safari...and as I'm sure you know, the iOS for first gen iPads tops out at 5.0 :(  but that still should not make a difference as using safari is not functionally different. when I click "save settings" it gives me the grey highlight for a sec, to acknowledge that it knows I touched it...and the words become underlined in white...and they stay underlined, but nothing else happens. Safari doesn't start thinking, the page gives no indication that it's reloading...but it's not as though the page freezes. If I go click the  dropdowns again it works like normal.  I refreshed the page a few times, closed safari, opened it again....closer browser window....navigated back to the site from a fresh window...nothing made a difference. I then clicked the tab for email alert settings and I successfully went through and indicated all of my preferences for when I'd like to get email alerts but when it came time to hit "update settings" the same exact thing happened...underlined the text but then nothing else. it's as if hitting the button sends a command to "highlight and underline" but doesn't include a command to do anything else. It's not even like its a broken link....I'm not getting rerouted.  i searched the app store because I figured maybe I could download the app & possibly tweak account settings within the app....but I'm actually not able to get the app on this device because it requires iOS6, which obviously is not available to me. If I have to open up a laptop or turn on a computer anytime I want to use my account to the fullest extent, then I'll probably never use it....I don't drag out the computers unless I have work to do, and when I'm working I'm not on the instructables website.  the main thing for me is the ability to see all steps for a project on one page. I wasn't even going to create an account until I saw where I could set that as a default preference. unfortunately, as of right now, I can't take advantage of that setting and I'm not interested in looking at projects over multiple pages. feeling a bit like I wasted $23. Please fix ASAP. 

Posted by Babbers 4 years ago


Sorry for a new thread, but I was not able (allowed?) to add comments to any of the existing threads. I pushed the buttons but nothing happened. Anyway, here's the deal. I've seen several comments that the original plan to only show "secondary images" to pro accounts has been reversed, and that now all accounts will be able to view all images. I guess that depends on your definition of "view". Currently I can only view thumbnails of ANY images -- I have no idea what you mean by "secondary" images. Even instructables I looked at two days ago now have no large (useful) images. What gives? It's bad enough that I no longer can save the PDFs, but this make the whole site worthless. I'm ready to drop my membership and stop being a fan on facebook, because as of yesterday your posts and emails are spam to me.

Posted by AdHd 8 years ago

Great Pro Account Giveaway!

I have, so far, published 179  instructables, many of which have been featured, and I have also been lucky enough to win a few contest prizes. This means I have accumulated Pro codes. A lot of Pro codes. To be honest, it would take a genuine medical revolution for me to live long enough to be able to use them all, so I want to spread the joy. But, you have to earn them. All you have to do is post one of four things in the comments: A photo or video of something you made by following one of my instructables.  A photo or video of something you made that was (however vaguely) inspired by one of my instructables. A link to an instructable of your own that you are kind of embarrassed about publishing, but can't really bring yourself to delete. A photo of an instructable-related image you have spotted "in the wild" - say, an instructables shirt on a passing stranger, or you meet a dog-owner with their dog's back legs in a home-made wheelchair. The ones I like (and I'm often easily pleased) will be sent a code to unlock a 3 month Pro account. If I'm really impressed, I will send a code for a full year's Pro. This contest is open to absolutely anybody, anywhere, with no deadline (except for the natural deadline of running out of codes), and only one real rule: don't be greedy. If you are already Pro, you can also nominate somebody else to receive the Pro code, or just pass it along to them yourself. Feel free, as well, to share this topic with your friends you wish would join the site. (What does turning Pro actually get you?) A word of warning: if you do not use your code quickly, I may accidentally give the same code to somebody else, and if they use it first, you're kind of stuck...

Posted by Kiteman 5 years ago

Free 3 months of Pro!

Hey all! Recently a wonderful member of the Feature Crew featured my instructable and I've got 3 months of pro sitting around handy. So; I am asking you and every body else this: would you like it? Just tell me why you deserve it, and if you are convincing enough, you will get it! Just a few things: No one that's already got pro, and You're not eligible if you've posted very little on Instructables. And now, over to you!

Posted by Kryptonite 8 years ago

Pro Account Getting Ads

I have a pro account but I'm still getting ads on the instructables front page. Is something wrong with my account, is something wrong with the ad, or is instructables slowly beginning to add advertising to pro accounts? The ad appeared in the spot where cool instructables and new contests are usually displayed: In any case, I'm really disappointed. First, admins censor my and cammers' comments on the ikea contest, and now this! Seriously?

Posted by Xellers 6 years ago

R. PC Repair Twitter account

Visit our business twitter, owned by my dad.

Posted by Yerboogieman 9 years ago

How do you put an avatar on your account?!

How do you put an image for your avatr? I hate being a boring silhouette. Please help anyone!!!

Posted by Ratchet and Clank 10 years ago

Problems Changing Account Email

So I am changing my email and I found the place to change it under edit profile, but I no longer receive the weekly email of featured Instructables and contests, which sucks because it is one of the few emails I look forward to getting. Is there somewhere to resubscribe to it or something? I have double and triple checked and my account now has my new, correct email listed. Thanks, J.

Posted by mrguy19187 6 years ago

Selling Runescape account for PayPal or RSPG

Just making a quick topic linking you to where Im selling an account. If youre interested in buying please inbox me HERE on INSTRUCTABLES! Link:

Posted by Hiyadudez 6 years ago


 Damn site, can't get rid of it. It's sending continuously emails. I even changed email in settings but it keeps sending messages. No "Delete account" button not updating settings...what can I do to get off of it? I do not need all these messages any more in my mail.

Posted by REBORN-A 8 years ago

Is there a way to pay for PRO account via SMS ?

Please help me with that: Is there a way to pay for PRO account via SMS ? I'll accept any price

Posted by pwicherski 5 years ago

Can not create a new account when trying to create a Pro account

If you select sign up on the top of the page, then select any of the 3 radio buttons as a payment option then continue to info page. Enter your email, user name password etc... the clcik the next button. The page will not continue and there is an error on page not in the lower left corner. I am on Windows 7 IE 8 Work around: Create a free account and then upgrade

Posted by dcharters 5 years ago

Swagbucks account trade off for ebay gift card!

Okay I live in Poland and I took part in and earned 749 swagbucks...but then I found out that only US residents can buy stuff from those I decided to do this! Okay now all you need to do is send me a message with an ebay gift card code (Make sure they gift card code is worth 5$ or more) Then as soon as I receive that I will then message the password and username of the swagbucks account and use the swagbucks to buy something! I have 749 swagbucks...which means with it wou will be able to buy : Amazon 5$ gift cards : 450 swagbucks each Paypal 5$ cash : 700 swagbucks Many other 5 - 20 dollar gift cards You can even buy other stuff and not just gift cards! But they only ship to the US or UK or Canada, but the good thing is that shipping is free! Here is the link to the website : So go there now and have a look at what all you can get for 700 swagbucks, and if you like it then just send me the gift card code for a 5$ or more ebay gift card and then I will send you the username and password for the account! Thanks in advance!

Posted by vishalapr 7 years ago

Post a Pic - Get a Patch

I've got a few patches to give away, so I thought I'd start a contest that would allow me to see some of your faces. Just post a photo of yourself doing something out of the ordinary before the 15th, and I'll send a patch to my favorite entries. That means you've got one week to put up a photo of yourself being the weirdos I know you all are. Oh, and if your picture needs explaining...please explain it.To start it out, here's one of me mattress surfing in the UF dorms. It's pretty much exactly what it sounds like:

Posted by Weissensteinburg 9 years ago

new accounts

Instructables should have a thing so if some one is band that they can not have the same name and make a new account.

Posted by dsman195276 10 years ago

Account advertising LED products

I stumbled across an account that authored several ibles, all seeming to be advertisements for LED products.

Posted by adamjoe86 5 years ago

Post your Youtube!

Post your Youtube accounts so people can see your videos!heres mine:My Youtube!

Posted by TeacherOfTheWays 10 years ago

iOS app redirects login

I can't sign into the Instructables Apple iOS app from my iPad, with my account credentials.  Each time I click on anything to do with account, login, or settings, it redirects and opens the Instructables site in the browser. After I enter the account info into the browser and log in, I am still not logged into the app. Repeatedly I have tried different methods of connects, but still have this issue.  Has anyone else had this issue, found a work-a-round, or knows what the problem is? 

Posted by auchaus 10 months ago