I see the changes to the site . The only question i have is i liked going to my instructables and going to the stats to see  how many visited that instructable each day . Is it possible to do this still and i am missing it ?

Posted by coolbeansbaby68 5 years ago

Homepage changes

I am getting annoyed by all these new "fixes" to the layout on this site. I really wish it would go back to the 2 column layout with featured on one side and popular on the other. Look so much cleaner and nicer.

Posted by Phade 7 years ago

Is instructables making changes to the site?

Yesterday, when I was looking at an instructable, the bar on the right side that shows the views and related instructables was on the left. When I came back the next day, it was back on the right. I thought nothing of it, until today when I went to the homepage.The title and authors of the featured and popular instructables were shown, but not the sample text. Is this just my computer or is this happening to everyone?

Posted by kcls 8 years ago

Site messages and other changes

I've just pushed the first significant release after a couple engineering vacations.  Rested and refreshed, I offer you these updates: The confirmation/error messages that some processes give are now 'modal', meaning that instead of an easy-to-miss orange bar at the bottom of the page, they are now a box in the middle, with a button to remove them.  We found that many users did not see the bar at the bottom and were confused about whether the site did what they wanted, or why it apparently did not.  We've done some work on removing confirmations that are common enough that it would be annoying to have to close them all the time, but if we've missed any of those please don't hesitate to let us know. We've reluctantly implemented a 3-contest limit when you publish a new Instructable.  We just had too many cases where someone, for example, entered their Arduino Instructable into, say, the cupcake contest.  It became a real load on the contest managers to keep removing ineligible Instructables.  We hope that a 3-contest limit will help authors select the appropriate contest(s) to enter. We made Facebook login a bit more obvious Clarified the Pro payment page to make it clearer that there is a free account always available Couple of bugfixes around PDFs, ebooks, and patch sending That's it for now, as ever if you find problems with these or any features, let us know by adding a forum topic in the Bugs section.

Posted by rachel 6 years ago

What where the changes made? Answered

Hey what are the new changes made?

Asked by ReCreate 9 years ago

Changes after submission...

I have made small changes to projects entered into the teacher contest... Just added some pics and changed some language. essentially the same though. do i need to re-submit? When the submissions are judged to they refer to the current version saved online or to the one submitted originally? thanks! -stu

Posted by stumitch 6 years ago

Changes in instructables over time

What changes have you noticed in your time visiting this site? One that stands out to me, is the increase in k'nex instructables, and the decrease in explosive, and weaponry ones. Cause the weaponry (tazer glove that is) is what brought me to this site.

Posted by wingman246 10 years ago

Is it allowed to make changes after being accepted to a contest?

I have been accepted to the Epilog Challenge and want to make some changes to my instructable. Some questions have come up in the comments and I think some clarifications would be needed.

Posted by Groover 7 years ago

Site Updates: 1/22/2018

Greetings! I'd like to give everybody heads up about some big changes happening on Tuesday (1/23) at 9AM (PST). First off, the Instructables pages are getting a major update. Aside from a sparkly new look, they will now have a section for Questions and Tips. This will provide a place to ask questions when you get stuck, or provide a tip for doing a project better. Secondly, the Community pages (i.e. these forums) are getting a very long-needed makeover. Finally, we are updating our search software, which should improve search results on our site in general. These changes will require a period of downtime on the site of about half an hour. Please check @Instructables on Twitter for updates. Stay tuned for more great changes to come in 2018!

Posted by randofo 5 months ago

Commentary on "Small Site Changes"

In the Site Updates forum, the goddess of code Rachel reported on last night's minor roll-out: I've just released a small set of changes: new footer featured and popular items are now split out by channel home page shows both featured and popular items in the same list searching on an exact channel name gets you to the main page for that channel various small formatting fixes I wanted to make some comments on two of these changes, both pro and con. The new footer is different, to be sure, but I don't think it's too bad. All the information is there, and relatively straightforward. Having the search box at the top and the bottom is a great idea! The extremely dark background is not very accessible, though. I think a pale grey (the same grey used in the header) with normal black text would be a better choice for our low-vision users. I'm not particularly happy with having the Featured and Popular stuff jumbled up together, and indistinguishable. Those two states are really different, and the have different implications for the Instructables involved. If you're going to jumble them up, could you at least put the nice Featured banner onto the thumbnails?  UPDATE 23 Apr 2010:  They've added the banner to the home-page giant thumbnails, and have created a new Popular banner as well. Also, many thanks to Rachel for fixing my very own bug! Now the masthead (and new footer) are properly rendered even when I use the horizontal scroll bar.

Posted by kelseymh 8 years ago

Title image for instructable isn't consistent

I posted this instructable this morning, and only just noticed that the main image you see when viewing the instructable and the main image you see when browsing or looking at my instructables on my member page are different images. Is there a bug, or is there something you need to do to specify the main image in the new editor?

Posted by M3G 4 years ago

Bugfixes Released

Hey everyone, We just got out a few bugfixes to hold you over the thanksgiving weekend, the following things should be fixed: Sorting/Paging Questions is back Stats are back Better Handling of long usernames Explore Page bugfixes Exception with accessing drafts solved Carriage Return does what its supposed to in regular editor specific from the editors bugfix for safari A fix for voting on the instructables page If you see issues, please post in the forums, and Have A Happy Thanksgiving (and for the rest of the world, have a happy thursday and friday!)

Posted by frenzy 5 years ago

I like the changes to the site navigation

I haven't seen it mentioned yet so I thought I might as well be the first. I think the navigation has changed for the better over the past few days: the forums are easier to find, and the top bar looks fresh and clean. I don't really understand what the things stated as 'Featured' are, though. Most of them are 'channels'... will they be rotated regularly to show off different aspects of the site? There's a different set of 'Featured' things at the bottom... the purpose of this is a bit vague. But yes, I like the navigation aspect, I think it's easier to find things now. Thumbs up to the designer(s).

Posted by Moem 2 years ago

Facebook Like and Share Buttons!

We had a new code release this morning, here is what went out - FB like and share buttons - dragging on create page works again - sorting fixes for contests if there are problems tell us in the bugs forums!

Posted by frenzy 5 years ago


 Wow, I've been inactive for quite some time, Mostly got carried away in forums like facepunch and the GMC(game maker community), I even didn't have this site bookmarked in my new installation, I just remembered about it and checked back, Boy things have changed, there are borders around the comments, Some images appear larger, And I've got a ton of new comments I haven't responded... What have I missed? And how's things been going? (oh and i forgot to mention, i've settled that "pro" thing, no more fuss from me :) ) ~ReCreate

Posted by ReCreate 8 years ago

How long does it take for an instructable you have edited to show up with the changes ? Answered

Hello!  When I published my most recent instructable, which was tonight, I realized that the first step had somehow become the intro paragraph, and so the materials picture was the cover instead of the picture I wanted. When I realized this I went into my phone and edited the entire thing so that it would be the first step instead of the intro and so that the picture I want would be the cover. However, it has not updated, and it seems all my hard work was for naught. Any help?  Thank you so much!!!! :) Here it is

Asked by Fuzzy Monkey 2 years ago

Pro Membership details more visible; ratings calculation change

Several new things have just gone up, here's what: For Pro members, there's a new tab on your You page called (unsurprisingly) "Pro Membership". On it you'll see the details of your current membership, a list of any gift memberships you've received, and where applicable, there's a link to stop auto-renewing your payment. We're also now sending out emails when the renewal is imminent. These are overdue changes and we hope they make Pro membership better for everyone. Ratings are higher. Based on comparisons throughout the entire Internet (well, OK, only a small part of it, but we tried to take a diverse sample) we realized that Instructables' star values were lower by comparison than most other places, for content that's comparable or better. So we are bumping them up a star. Yeah it's ratings inflation, so sue us. Your Instructables are as good as anything else on the web, and often far better, and we want to make sure the world in general sees that. The actual update is going to happen in stages over the next few days as there are a lot of ratings to change and we want to avoid the possibility of a site slowdown from so much database work all at once. Anything you rate from now on, though, will show the new values immediately. Publishing an Instructable now explicitly requires images. Lack of images is one of the main reasons for an otherwise good Instructable getting caught in the publish process, so we've just made that bit automatic. If there aren't enough images, you can't publish, and you get a message about why. We've added a new forum category, English Language Help.  We have a number of members who speak other languages than English natively, and they are posting awesome content. Of course we want to encourage this! Our hope is that those who want a bit of a hand with English, in another language, can more easily find those who are willing and able to give it. There are a few other changes that mostly just affect administrators - it's a bit easier to manage Guides now; some site feedback is handled a little differently. Paging on lists is better under the hood, but you won't see any difference unless you notice perhaps a small speed improvement. Lots of stuff this time around! Have at it. Don't hesitate to file a bug if you find one.

Posted by rachel 7 years ago

Edits aren't working?

Hello! When I published my most recent instructable, which was last night,  I realized that the first step had somehow become the intro paragraph, and so the materials picture was the cover instead of the picture I wanted. When I realized this I went into my phone and edited the entire thing so that it would be the first step instead of the intro and so that the picture I want would be the cover. However, it did not update. I was confused, so went into my computer and redid all my edits and work. It seemed to be good after that, but now it is back to being wrong. I don't know if I should redo it again because it seems my edits would be lost. Any help? Thank you so much!!!! :) Here it is

Posted by Fuzzy Monkey 2 years ago

More refinement on the commenting system

Would it be possible to have a set of 'tags' that can be assigned to comments on Instructables so that things that are just trying to stir up trouble or are otherwise just attaching to the top comment to get theirs seen noticed? Right now, all you have is "Flag" which is not what I want. I want people to be able to say whatever they want, but I want a way to be able to categorize a comment better... You could tag a comment 'Troll' if all they are trying to do is get people angry. Or 'dangerous' if the comment has obvious dangerous things to it. The point is to get the comments to have a more user-moderated feel to them, rather than what they are now which is anybody can say anything and it's going to be there forever unless it's a really blatant disregard for the rules. Slashdot has a very wonderful system where they let you actually ignore comments from certain people who are clearly trolls and never bring anything useful to the conversation. They also allow you to moderate comments with basic things like, "Insightful" or "Funny" with points that you get semi-regularly by commenting and having your comments moderated positively. Maybe we could have a system like that in place? There are a few people on this site which I never would want to hear from again, due to the very nature of every single comment they have ever said has been--in my eyes--useless and just completely not worth my time to even see. I would also like people who I find as friends to have a different color frame so that I know those are the ones I should read first.

Posted by Spokehedz 7 years ago

change of emailaddress

Next month my emailaddress will change, how can I change it in my account ?

Posted by Daddy_M 1 year ago

username change? it possible?

Posted by MurdoomTheMad 5 years ago

changing name of instructable

Can i change the name of an instructable i have already posted?

Posted by clasof56 5 years ago

How to change nickname? Answered

How can I change my nickname?

Asked by Mr. Muggle 8 years ago

Changing the name of an ible'

In the past, changing the name of your ible' also changed the URL.  So the old URL doesn't work anymore, and all previous links to that ible' breaks. Is that still the case?  Is it safe to change names now?

Posted by insusr 1 year ago

Color change? Answered

Is there a way to change the color of chrome tanned leather?

Asked by Eoghan mor 12 months ago

change my usear name?

Asked by luckyraj 6 years ago

What was your username before you changed it

Just enter your username before it was changed

Posted by King_Banana 9 years ago

Problem with changing colours? Answered

My clear LED did not change colours.

Asked by elena28 1 year ago

Changing screen name?

 Hi, i was wondering if there is any way to change my screen name. 

Asked by JimJong 8 years ago

change username

I want to change my username how do I do that

Posted by DELETED_rerwin09! 8 years ago

Name Changed: MegaMetal8

Name successfully changed to MegaMetal8!! (Capitals)

Posted by MegaMetal8 7 years ago

change lcd 6220

Any in detail description of changing the lcd on a nokia 6220 ?

Asked by aleafstorm 9 years ago

Can't Change Profile and Pictures don't come up to change Profile image

Can't Change Profile and Pictures don't come up to change Profile image

Posted by Clayton H. 9 years ago

changing name

Is there anyway system administrators can change my account name? Or do I have to leave this account and start anew? Please help.

Posted by BartSimpson 10 years ago

can you change your instructables name? Answered

 just wondering if you can change your name on instructables

Asked by CRAZYCREATOR187 8 years ago

how to prevent voltage change using zener diode?

Zener diodes only regulate voltage when it is within its regulation range. in a simple zener regulator, voltage in the resistive load changes as the resistance of the load changes, but this is usually a small change. now, my question is, is it possible to prevent this small change? how?

Asked by codestroy7 6 years ago

Password change

When I go to change my password I but in the old/new/new and hit change password but it co,es back with 'error on page'

Posted by curlymixl9 8 years ago

I changed my email

I changed my email in my profile, but I still receive newsletter emails at my old email address.

Posted by sctirvn687 5 years ago

The Title's of Instructables aren't being changed anymore in the Newsletter?

Has the staff stopped changing the title's of Instructables that get featured in the Newsletter? They used to change it, but it looks like they've stopped doing that. Why?

Posted by Yonatan24 1 year ago

name change

I changed my name from i am awesome to coolknexcreations. It will be changed within a week (if the admin reads my comment.) if you are happy with my name change, (like me) please leave a comment. Dont forget to subscribe! :D

Posted by coolknexcreations 8 years ago

Where is link to change username?

Why is it so hard to find a way to change your username? When I renewed it must have changed automatically? Can someone give me a email or link to this option? I appreciate it! hb

Posted by hawkbird 7 years ago

Changing the Chins dust?

Hiyas how much sould i change the chinchillas dust?

Asked by juicymoose 7 years ago

How do I change my screen name? Answered

I changed my screen name by mistake and I want to change it back

Asked by ixited 7 years ago

Risks in Changing Username

I was considering changing my username. I just wanted to know ahead of time if there can be ANY adverse affects from changing my username. (i.e such as data loss, loss of management options for groups, that sort of thing)

Posted by LoneWolf 8 years ago

Name Changing?

I have been on the name changing forum. I have suggested for my name to be changed from "tombuckey" to "Tombuckey"  I know its only one letter but I have requested it over 3 times and still no change? any reasons?

Asked by Tom Buckey 7 years ago

How to change user name

How do you change your user name?

Posted by El_ 9 years ago