Adding a LINK on Instructables and comment section via PC & iOS

I'm still having trouble adding a Link on instructables,Any help would be highly appreciated..Im using Chrome on Windows 7 PC.,and if ever putting a link on Instructables via iOS App would be great..

Posted by rodski 3 years ago

Incorrect Links

For the last month or so, when I place multiple links near each other in my instructables, one tends to copy the other. So, while I copy and paste the proper url into each separate link, they end up being the same. It's happened multiple times with multiple instructables. I've been able to fix it, but it usually takes a couple tries for it to stick.

Posted by Brooklyntonia 2 years ago



Asked by BENINLINK 3 years ago

link hat

Can somebody make a link hat?

Posted by builderkidj 7 years ago

Link info empty

When answering a question and using the link button to embed a link the info page comes up empty.  It used to have a place to paste the link after highlighting the link key word. Using windows xp and firefox.

Posted by Re-design 8 years ago

Broken link

Guys, link broken to wejustgotback.­com here

Posted by ssalamon 7 years ago


Can I link my online shop in some of mine instructables? Or it is against the policies? Thanks anybody for answering.

Posted by marcellahella 3 years ago

Why no link from Makezine to here?? Answered

Why did Instructables divorce themselves from Makezine? There used to be a direct link from Makezine to here.?

Asked by rickharris 7 years ago

How to put a link in an answer or an instructable? Answered

I want to know how to put it in a word "form" where the word is orange. I've tried the "add link" button but it won't work.

Asked by XOIIO 9 years ago

A link to the Answers forum?

I'm not blind, but I sure can be clueless at times, but I can't find any decent link to the Answers: pages on the home page.  I like helping people by giving (hopefully) constructive responses to their questions.  But  I have the darndest time trying to get there. Just put a link in the top of page banner... Please!

Posted by TheZuke! 8 years ago

Link to tutorial on my blog

I have a tutorial on my blog, and I'm wondering if I can just put a photo of the finished project and brief description on instructables with a link to my blog, or do i have to download the whole tutorial to instructables

Posted by simpleshoemaking 5 years ago

Broken link to Cryptex Instructable

Hi - I'm trying to access: from user KENYER - an instructable about a Cryptex. The link was working a few weeks ago, but I can't get there now - please advise.  Thanks, Brendan

Posted by itsbrend 2 years ago

how to add a link to any comment or line? Answered

I know this may sound stupid but as i am new i can not add a link to my comments or instructables.and i want to know how to do it. thanks for viewing this question or further answering it.

Asked by argha halder 5 years ago

Links not forming properly in comments

Exactly what is says in the title. I have twice recently left a comment with a link attached to text, only for the link not to work*. The text goes orange, but nothing happens when you click on it. The comments I left were here and here. Links as text, just in case: (*Was that a sentence? I think it was a sentence, but it doesn't feel like a sentence...)

Posted by Kiteman 2 years ago

Link syntax and Parens

This "({ Hawai'i}," (with square instead of curly brackets) renders as "Hawai'i(". Why does the paren move to after the link?Putting a space between the paren and the bracket seems to fix it.Compare:({ hi}) -> (hi)( { hi}) -> ( hi)

Posted by aneel 10 years ago

Link in instructable .pdf file doesn't work

The link in the .pdf version of my instructable to a .zip file appears broken. The link in the instructable itself is fine.  How are the links .pdf version of instructables maintained and how can I get them updated? My instructable is I am not a PRO member, so the only .pdf instructables I can see are ones that I authored. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Posted by Doug Paradis 7 years ago

When creating an Instructable, how do you add a link to another Instructable ? Answered

I would like to add a link as a single word, as I often see in Instructables. The links often appear as, for instance the word "here", and when click you are taken to the Instructable. Thanks.

Asked by Bill WW 5 years ago

adding download link to an instructable

Maybe i'm just really stupid and did not find the right button BUT: how can i add a download link to one of my instructables? i want to upload a pattern for a sewing related-instructable. if i upload it as s picture it will not be true to size, so i wanted to add a download link so that the pattern can be downloaded as a pdf. i've seen that this is possible at other instructables. for example in this one (step 1) so how does it work?

Posted by sursula 5 years ago

separate words with different links are joined together when previewed

I am creating an instructable and have the following "but there are similar  things " where the words similar and things are two different links. In the preview the two words are joined together "similarthings" and nothing I can seem to do ...short of removing a link... will prevent this. Any suggestions? Add to this...I can't attach images to this message.  The new uploader doesn't open anything, the old uploader uploads, but no image.

Posted by Microbe 1 year ago

My Instructable is inaccessible (broken link)

My project was featured in the recent email (thank you), but I am getting messages from others and myself am unable to access the page.

Posted by cheft 9 years ago

Can I Do A link To My Blog About This Site? Answered

What I'd like to do is provide a link to this site on my web blog. It may be a new blog but I'm doing the best I can right now. Thanks for any help. Hard Tymes ~~ hardtymes At G Mail Dot Com

Asked by Hard Tymes 8 years ago

How do you add a link? Answered

  I keep putting links but when I post or publish they are not active.  When I send them with my mail they just work.  Other places not.   I have done a search online but the information I found was confusing.  I'm positive that would be my fault.  I'm not much of a computer user.

Asked by onrust 8 years ago

sending links from a specific step from pro user to non-pro user

As a pro user i can 'view all', and then the link to step looks like this: if i send that to a non-pro user it doesn't work they go to the main page. for a non-pro user the link to a step looks like this: but with 'view all' set, as a pro i cant get that link.

Posted by dan 8 years ago

Can I put a link in an Instructable to my Etsy Shop? Answered

I just finished a Quiet Book project and am going to make an Instructable on it.  My plan is to add a PDF for the cover and basic pages, but the content of the pages will be up to the person making it.  My art will be a guide.  However, I would like to sell my specific art in my Etsy shop and I'm wondering if I can add a link.  I did see it done once.  I just checked that Instructable and the link is gone.  Perhaps the item is sold, but equally plausible is that it is not allowed.

Asked by cdawisconsin 5 years ago

"Invalid formatting" error when inserting link

. When trying to insert a (valid) link to , I get the following error msg:Invalid formatting in the comment.. Getting rid of everything after the "r" cleared it up, so I'm assuming it's the parentheses that trip the error.

Posted by NachoMahma 9 years ago

facebook login not working?

Goes to unknown proxy

Asked by fran52 7 years ago

TP-link configuring issues!!!! PLS help?

I have bought a brand new TP-link wireless router but i hav got problems in configuring it, after a long conversation with the technical support from the company i could not fix my problem, some pls help me to fix the problem!!? i'm from india i use a Broadband connection provided my BSNL(ISP name) i use dynamic ip, i connect the cable directly to my computer and use internet, it is a cable modem which i use, and i can access the router via192.168.1.1

Asked by mohanrajm88 8 years ago

Links not opening in new window

1. What Operating system the device you are using, if its a computer, that would be linux, windows or mac (or freebsd etc) for mobile it would be android, iOS, windows mobile. Please also include the version number. - Win 7 2. Browser information including version number, if you're using the mobile app include app version number. Google Chrome Version 33.0.1750.154 m 3. Include what project or url you were looking at when the error occurred - 4. Screen shots of what happened if available. 5. steps to reproduce, this will be one of the most important pieces of information as it will enable us to do the same thing and find a fix. - made instructable then went to edit links to be sure they opened in new tab.. when checking, the links opened in same window/tab

Posted by Norahbelle 4 years ago

can't upload!!

I loaded everything... and I clicked under my youtube video on "share", copied the link url from youtube, pasted it in the proper box,  clicked "publish"... the system keeps telling me that I need an imbed code!!!  What am I doing wrong??

Posted by Emiemi 5 years ago

Information portal shut down...

The USA portion of WikiLeaks is being asked to shut down ( WikiLeaks ), what do you think? Have you heard about this and what is claimed they "got themselves into"? Whistle-blower site dismantled in the news

Posted by Goodhart 10 years ago

Citing another, or two instructables.

How do I direct visitors of my instructable to someone elses? User RedHandFilms has a featured on about building a basking rock for a bearded dragon, I built rocks to submerge and grow moss. I would like to give RedHandFilms credit for inspiration.

Posted by gonar 8 years ago

The URL contains escaped bytes unsupported by the UTF-8 encoding.

This is my first post to the forums, just wanted to let you know of the error message on I love the site, and can't wait to learn more!

Posted by plainhavoc 3 years ago

Epiloglaser - broken link

Just to warn that epiloglaser's link is broken!

Posted by Felps 9 years ago

Energy Saving Link

Can you check the link to the Energy Saving Guide? It's pointing to the contest page. Thanks! --Kent

Posted by kentiler 9 years ago

How to remove a Facebook link to my account?

I really do not like linking my account here to facebook. Please tell me how I can remove this link from my instructables account.

Posted by Thrasym 6 years ago

Area Paypal donation links acceptable?

Is it acceptable to request Paypal donations in the how-to guides we create (via a link)? Similarly, is it acceptable to offer completed versions of the item for sale within the guide?

Posted by hertzcarmichael 9 years ago

how do you post a link in a instructable? Answered

I want to add a link to one of my instructables but i don't know how. any help would be most appreciated!

Asked by Mr. tony stark 5 years ago

How do you change what a link says? Answered

On just about every thread, there is one post with a link that says "Here" or the name of what they're linking to, but I don't know how to do that (duh) Is it a pro only thing, or am I missing something? Thanks.

Asked by Rock Soldier 8 years ago

Links no longer supported in comments and topics?

With the recent works on the website came some new features I fail to fully understand. Tried to get a link into one of my comments. You know, highlight the text in question and then paste the link after clicking on the link symbol that appears. Well, I get all sorts of italic happening, can blow the text to a bigger size but the link symbol only gives me italic. Did someone mess it up without noticing? ;)

Posted by Downunder35m 6 months ago

ebook link broken

Hi I noticed that this ebook Daily bread epub link is broken screen shot below. Im running firefox, on ubuntu thanks liquidhandwash

Posted by liquidhandwash 5 years ago

can't log in to profile with link to Facebook

Every Time I click the login link for Facebook. It just states that there was an error, that was the only way I was able to get to that profile. It willnot recognize the id any other way. 

Posted by desya 3 years ago

None of the Instructable links appear to be working

Every instuctable link I select redirects me to a "Sorry, we just can't find that one! - We're sorry, the URL xxxxxxxxxxxx  is either incorrect or no longer available. Maybe you are looking for one of the following Instructables below." And when I click on one of those I get the same message.

Posted by pools200 6 years ago

Links in articles should open a new tab

When links in projects are clicked on, the browser immediately takes you to that page. This loses the Instructable topic unless you page back to it. There should be a way to set the site up so that links open new tabs. I know because I moderate and manage a programming forum. Thanks! Ted Weissgerber

Posted by BurgersBytes 4 years ago

Newsletter link fail

I receive the newsletter through Yahoo Mail and everything is OK. But this e-mail is redirected to Outlook, directly into my computer. In Outlook, only the first (main) link works. The rest doesn´t. This problem have already happened around a year ago.

Posted by osoriocj 2 years ago

Links in the Email updates no longer work

I do like the new and clean look of the Email notification that show the last comments made. But in the old style all I had to do was to click on the link to get to the answer. Now I either need to copy and paste the link into the brwoser or start the comment tracker first to find them. It was really convinient to just click and get where it is needed - is there any chance to get this back working? Or is there a specific reason why the links are no longer clickable?

Posted by Downunder35m 1 year ago

My links posted in answers don't go anywhere.

My links posted in this question/answer don't go to where the link should.  I'm sure I posted it correctly.  I'm using Firefox and I may just be my computer but I don't have any other way to check it on other computers right now. Link. This should go to the question in question. Or.

Posted by Re-design 7 years ago


Plz don't call Link Zelda or Shadow will get you. hehehehe...

Posted by twilightfox 3 years ago

How do I?

 How do I turn a word into a link to a website or such. Like if someone says "Look up here" and they turn the "here" into a link. How can I do this?

Asked by Zem 8 years ago

Link to "You Page" on "Inbox" page

When viewing your account "stuff" everything is in a tab (you page, instructables, discussions, etc.) except for mail. It's easy to check mail by using the link in the left nav bar, but once there, it's harder to return. The drop down menu in the top right is fine but can be cumbersome on mobile devices because it's so small. Could we get a link to the "You Page" in the left nav bar as well?

Posted by Brooklyntonia 3 years ago