How long a instructable be approved

I just want to know how long a instructable be approved. 

Posted by teribithia 5 years ago

I can´t see me my instructable

My instruction is no longer available. I can't edit. But google finds it. Not instructable. Die Link is:

Posted by thomasdr1 4 years ago

Question about a instructable

 I am working a project   and i was wondering  if i should  publish it as a Instructable or as a guide ?  The title is   How to build a modern  12 x 36  Cabin on a budget....

Posted by coolbeansbaby68 6 years ago

is there a site like instructables that make contests all over the world

If anyone know  a similar site that make contests all over the world  also an online sote that donate contributes and fundraise

Posted by hadi141 1 year ago


Hi! I have published some instructables and I want some views on how I  can improve it. Thanx

Posted by pranjal12 6 years ago

Ible robot nemesis?

I new here so there might already be one, but how cool would an arch nemesis of the instructables robot be? he could boring bot or something. feel free to comment

Posted by sev17 9 years ago

Caution ,danger message

A cordial greeting to the whole community; I would like to ask if there is a standard formula to alert the who is reading to pay attention to the dangers of electric current while you perform a job and at the same time to arise from any liability from damage caused by an incorrect or incomplete understanding of instructions step by step. thank  for help  

Posted by torx 4 years ago

2 part instructable

I'm going to be making a 2 part instructable, where the first instructable can be branched off and help people make other instructables, and my second instructable is to make an "attachment" for my first instructable" Would the 2 be counted as 1? Or would the 2nd instructable be considered "incomplete".

Posted by guyfrom7up 11 years ago

Embedding an instructable

 Is there any way to embed an instructable into a website/blog post?

Posted by tim_n 8 years ago

anyone know what the first instructable by a regular member is?

We all know the first instructable.  But what is the first instructable by a regular member?

Posted by bravoechonovember1 2 years ago

New instructables

We need new instructables, please come up with something.

Posted by Riley C 11 years ago

suggestion: make the cover of an instructable look like that of one in a collection

I was looking at a collection and i noticed how cool the cover of the instructables looked why not have that for all instructables?

Posted by bravoechonovember1 3 years ago

the first instructable... ever

This is the first instructable ever. you might be surprised that this only has 1000 or so views, but it never caught oncongrats arwen you have the first instructable ever!

Posted by coolz 10 years ago

Mysterious translated version of an Instructable published

I'm not sure what's going on, but... I submitted an Instructable on 30 June. It was subsequently featured in the technology section. A few hours ago, I noticed a new draft of that Instructable, all in Spanish. The Spanish version of the Instructable was just published a few minutes ago. I neither created the draft nor published the Spanish Instructable. Was the original Instructable translated by an administrator? Is this normal? 

Posted by supercapacitor 4 years ago

How to Delete Instructable Drafts?

Hello is there anyone who knows how to delete a instructable draft on IPad?

Posted by Easter Egg Hack 1 year ago

does it makes sense to delete an instructable

Does it makes sense to delete an instructable because it isn't a succes or popular?

Posted by geo bruce 5 years ago

PC Settings for Instructables

Hi all, What are the correct settings in IE6.0 for Instructables? Sometimes all I get is the HTML code? Thanks, Ray

Posted by raykos 10 years ago

non instructable instructable. My concern

So in the last few days I have check out several instructables that have interested me only to find that they were not instructables but just Look here what I built. Instructables have been for years now a place to post how to do things not a repository of personal glory. If a person wishes to do that there are site set up just for that. Please instructables I know it is a big job but can you please start deleting these posts as they are less then helpful.

Posted by apburner 5 years ago

Great Idea for Instructable?

May be someone will have a chance to make one?

Posted by ivan.veretelnyk 10 years ago

first instructable...

When I "save and add the first page" of my new instructable nothing happens, the page just refreshes, how do I make it work??

Posted by AustralLord 10 years ago

I cant publish my instructable.

When i want to publish my instructable it returns to the edit page. Please, help me. 

Posted by kilemc 5 years ago

My Instructable got deleted...

I spent quality time on that thing (1 hour+, first instructable), and they just go and delete it. Why is this?

Posted by Trivium1224 11 years ago

When is an Instructable not an Instructable?

I have recently noticed that many of the published works are not in fact Instructables. They are simply displays of someones work/ideas,etc. They do not contain any instructions ie. how to make this. How does this fit into the Instructables ethos? I love seeing these pieces and have no problem with them being on show but, how are they classed as instructables and do they "count' in competitions and any counting for awards? I would like to display some of my work, see "what do you like to draw?",  but it has never occured to me to simply show them as an "Instructable". This may be covered somewhere but I havn't noticed it.

Posted by craftyv 7 years ago

Cannot Create Instructable

I cannot create a instructable the site only show me a grey block and I cannot select any thing

Posted by Haazi 3 years ago

Unpublishing an instructable entered in a contest that has ended

Hi, is it possible to unpublish this instructable, which was entered in the Pocket Sized Contest? I was looking at my older instructables and realized that I'm not happy with it and there are much better variations of it out there.  Thanks!

Posted by M3G 5 years ago

Mega Instructable

Hey, i was wondering if the has ever been a Mega Instructable on instuctables before, cause im gonna make one and its going to have 3 instructables in, 2 projects, 1 mod to a project. should i post it

Posted by ultimatesx9 10 years ago

adding to a existing instructable

I have a question about  a  instructable. I am getting ready to install a  outside triton camping hot water heater to  my existing modern outhouse instructable.  I was wondering if i should just add it to the existing modern out house instructable and if so would it be eligible for a future contest or should i just  make a whole new  instructable  ?                                                                                                                    Thanks  Jim

Posted by coolbeansbaby68 5 years ago

Instructables Stats 2008

This week we looked at the top 50 Commenters of 2008 and the top 50 Instructables of 2008. Today we're going to be looking at what times Instructables are published. To break this down, we're looking at the data in three different ways. The first shows, on average, how many Instructables are published for each day of the week in 2008. The second shows the totals for each month of 2008. Finally, we break it down for each of the 52 weeks (minus the last 2 days) of 2008.Check it out.Instructables by day of the weekInstructables by monthInstructables by week

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago

Cannot edit instructable

When I go to continue my step-by-step instructable, instructables has this gray rectangle that says: "Updating...", and I can see the things that I did popping up, but everything is there (I think...?), and the little rectangle is not going away... What's going on here???

Posted by soldeir 9 7 years ago

Unpublished Instructables are visible.

I have had a comment posted on an instructable I have not published, nor have I posted the link to it elsewhere. The work-around the poster used needs to be blocked off.

Posted by Kiteman 9 years ago

instructables help uploading

I am not sure what is happening but when I tried to upload a photo for my first instructables it woud not upload I wait about half a hour but it still wont, help!!!!!!!!!

Posted by DELETED_Gavabc123 10 years ago

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:

Posted by bo3bo3 8 years ago

What qualifies as an Instructable?

Greetings, I would like to know what qualifies as an Instructable? What is the definition of an Instructable? I has assumed that an Instructable had to be instructive and not just a picture of something already completed. Regardless of people voicing opposition in the comments that it is not an Instructable, the following post has remained: In response to an email I sent Eric J. Wilhelm replied saying "We have been specifically encouraging authors to share items they have made but did not document the full step-by-step process in our Photo Instructables." I have not seen that. Could you please link where you encourage that? Where you say pictures showing only a completed object qualify as an Instructable? Must an Instructable be intructive or not? If not, then I will be posting a only just pictures of completed objects as Instuctables to be sure special treatment is not being given. Thanks

Posted by NeuroPulse 7 years ago

Something wrong with this instructable

This jack daniels entry seems to have some excess code in there. It's probably not a bug, but something the author has done.

Posted by scraptopower 6 years ago

The Instructables story, "How to Start a Business" is down

I enjoyed reading the story of how Instructables got started, written by Eric Wilhelm, but for some reason I can't view it anymore. Can anyone else see it? I can see other Instructables just fine.

Posted by thefigmint 9 years ago

Can't start a new instructable

The system will not allow me to start an instructable.  On page, when the Submit New Instructable button is pressed. Firefox comes up with: The page isn't redirecting properly. Firefox has detected that the server is redirecting the request for this address in a way that will never complete. Anybody able to help?

Posted by Bruwer 8 years ago

someone else's instructable?

I just looked at my account and it seems to have someone else's instructable in it, or at least the beginnings of one (LED Chess Set). I have accessed the site from home and from work, but always from PCs that should not have been used by others. Could it be that there is a bug that attributed someone else's instructable to me?

Posted by berserk 10 years ago

Published Instructable Does Not Appear On Site

I published a new instructable today (url =, but it fails to appear in the list of recently published instructables and I can't find it when I search for it. How long does the publishing process usually take? If I recall correctly, my previous instructables appeared on the site immediately after I published them.

Posted by Xellers 7 years ago


I love telling the whole world when I publish a new ible.Check this out, yo!How to Make a Calzone

Posted by Labot2001 10 years ago

How to get my instructable featured?

Friends I'm new to the site and don't know much . I have published 2 instructables and have got neither of them featured can you please tell me how to get them featured? THANX

Posted by pranjal12 6 years ago

My first instructable!

I just finished my first instructable. Its about how to make any audio file sound scary like the scary rolls on youtube. Its right here:

Posted by emuman4evr 10 years ago

PDF Instructables are great - let's have more!

I think it's great that we're able to download a PDF version of our 'Ibles, but it seems to only work with recently-published ones. Is it possible to convert old Instructables to PDFs also? Thanks for looking into this.

Posted by LanceMakes 6 years ago

Can i enter one instructable in multiple contests?

If my instructible satisfies the conditions for more than one contest,can i enter it in more contests,and if i win in one contest,can i win in an other?

Posted by flamelover94 9 years ago

Instructable Hoodie?

I was just thinking about the instructables shirts and I started wondering...What about making an instructable hoodie? I sure a lot of people would also agree that it would be a great contest prize during the colder months! Custom Ink (the company that makes the shirts) even has an option for hoodies! I would be willing to help you guys make this hoodie a reality.

Posted by Constructed 3 years ago

unable to edit instructable

When i try to edit one of my instructables, the edit page comes up, but it is greyed out and a little timer bar with the word "updating..." appears. it doesn't go away after waiting a while (more 10 mins.). am i missing something?

Posted by angler 7 years ago

I can not publish a video instructable to save my life

I can not publish a video instructable with an embedded youtube video.  It keeps sending me to edit when I click on publish.  No matter what I try I can not seem to get it to work.

Posted by geronimogo 5 years ago

Instructable not showing up when searching for it?

I made my first instructable a few hours ago, and I cant find it when I search for it under Play; Knex. Did I do something wrong?

Posted by Tjakka5 5 years ago

Can't find own Instructable on the site??

Hey, I recently submitted an instructable, and I can't find it on the site by going to the recently added, or just by searching the keywords. Does anyone know why this is happening?

Posted by Numbuh1 5 years ago

View spikes on Instructables

Ok, so I was looking at my stat chart, viewing each Instructable individually, and I noticed something. On the day it is published, it gets a few views, and then the next day, there is a large spike and then it goes down again in the following days. How do you get your Instructable to have a more consistent view rate? Does it have to have a big "wow" factor? 

Posted by darman12 6 years ago

New Instructable Editor

I'm just about to list off all the sweet new features in a blog post, but right now, try out the new Instructable editor! can also get to it from the "Try the new Editor!" link in the upper right of the standard editor

Posted by ewilhelm 10 years ago