Im trying to write a tut on perl and all the words in [[]]'s keep on displaying a links how do i prevent this?

Posted by cris1133 10 years ago

Adding links issue

When I try to add links to the forum, the link itself is copied, but the link text isn't. The cursor's placed right where link text should be added, but the text is missing.

Posted by gmoon 9 years ago


On instructables there are little yellow words that go to a diferent page. How do you make them?

Posted by deansep 10 years ago

Links in the instructable editor

Hi, I'm writing an insrtructables and I can not insert any hyperlink.

Posted by andre72 2 years ago

Adding shop links?

Are you allowed to add links into your instructables? I run a small etsy store (selling beads and things) and am writing an entry for the jewelry making comp. I was wondering if it ok to put a link to my store after the last step?

Posted by Dharmashine 5 years ago

Link Feature In The Editor Doesn't Seem To Work Answered

Hi Everyone, I am trying to add some links to my instructable, but am unable to get the link button to work. I enter the URL along with the text, and when I click insert, nothing happens. Does anyone know how to make this work? Or how to add URL links? Your help is hugely appreciated! Thanks!

Asked by Sharpest32 1 year ago

Problem with Links in Ible Editor

Hello fellow Makers! I've been following Instructables for few years but only started to become an active member in the last year and have been posting few ibles. So I'm a newbie in this stuff. A problem I had is that whenever I add a link in the editor, I cannot make it to open the link in new tab. What I normally do, I add the link, give a name to that link, and tick on the box at the bottom that says "open link in new tab" and press insert. However after saving the draft and publish it the link didn't open in new tab (I'm using Chrome). It open in the same tab instead.  Am I doing something wrong here? -clueless soul-

Posted by apapercraft 1 year ago

Can I change the three "More by" links that appear with my instructable?

Is there a way to change the three "More by" links that appear with my instructable? I would like to have them point to my best work. Thank you.

Posted by JRV31 3 years ago

Newsletter Links not working.

In the  instructables newsletters I receive, links for the initial Featured item work but all the other links in "Editors Picks" do not function. (It was working before?) I have Windows 10 64 bit. I am using Firefox 44.0.02 and Thunderbird to read emails. To view the instructables that interest me I have to do a  search on the website it is annoying.   edmond

Posted by edmond 2 years ago

Direct Links To Comments

.  When on , when I click on someone's comment synopsis it will take me to the appropriate page and "auto-scroll" the page to the comment (eg, / #xxxx). It would be nice if this happened everywhere. .  Along the same vein: It would be nice to have links on pages similar to that go straight to the most recent comment.

Posted by NachoMahma 8 years ago

Newsletter links not working

Is it only me or the links in the newsletter haven't been working later? This is what I get when I click on one:  http://l.php/? And chrome kindly telling me that "Oops! Google Chrome could not find l.php". Is the problem on my side or on instructables' side? 

Posted by deboraraquel 5 years ago

Bug in email newsletter

Some links in your newsletter aren't working. You need to change this: to that:

Posted by zozed 2 years ago

Can't click links in email newsletter

When clicking the links in the email newsletter, nothing happens.  No error message.  The only areas in the email that Outlook recognizes as "clickable" (i.e. where the pointer turns into a hand) are the arrow icons, but nothing happens when clicked I don't have this same problem with other emails.  My email client is Outlook 2013 on Windows 7 x64 and my default browser is the latest version of Firefox.  If I click "view in browser", it seems to work, but that opens the email in Internet Explorer. Thanks

Posted by michaelnelson 2 years ago

Can I post this?

Hi, I am a beginner and I created an account a couple of days before, there are few basic things I would like to know. Kindly bear with me if they feel silly, please guide. I would like to know : Can I post a link in my instructable for the readers which could direct them to popular website like Wikipedia or GitHub (One of the Largest Open Source Community) or someone's personal blogspot for gaining more information on a topic? Can I post a link for download of a free software  for readers related to the project I made instructable on? for example a free software to help readers calculate LED resistance? I would highly appreciate guidance, suggestions. Thanks AMK

Posted by Malik Kanoje 1 year ago

Only "Featured" email link works, other links not working.

The email I received today shows links, but the links do not connect. The link for the 'Featured' project works. 

Posted by lahines 2 years ago

cant add answers to custom links

When customizing the links next to You there is no option to add the answers page

Posted by 11010010110 9 years ago

Email links not working

All of the emails I have recieved since March 1st come through without the pictures, and without any working links.

Posted by wirepig 6 years ago

PDF instructable with clickable links?

Is it still possible to download PDF instructable with clickable links? I know it used to ask you to choose what to include in the pdf file and the links were clickable. Now it's just simple text and photos and hyperlinks are removed. Thanks.

Asked by babybayrs 6 months ago

Broken links in Toy Challenge results

Hi there, I noticed that the links for the runner-ups in the Toy Challenge are inaccurate, leading you to the wrong Instructable or to the homepage. Thanks for looking into this Lance

Posted by LanceMakes 6 years ago

Can't access favorites or other profile links

None of the links under "You" go to the appropriate page. for example, when I click Drafts it goes here:

Posted by Kreeble 5 years ago

My links aren't working.

When I click the link button, after I fill out BOTH things and click OK it puts it up like this In my comments.

Posted by Wafflicious 9 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

Some links are right-justified

.  Some, but not all, links in comments are right-justified and on a line of their own. I think this is happening when someone pastes a URL but does not make it into a link, but that's just a guess. Just a cosmetic bug; doesn't seem to affect anything but formatting. .  Here is a URL (not linked): .  Here's one on a line by itself: .  Here's a link: .  On single line: .  Hmmm. None of those do it in the preview. .  Win XP Pro SP3, FF 3.6.3

Posted by NachoMahma 8 years ago

reply links dont work

Hello i have a netbook computer and i am using safari i asked a question not to long ago and someone answered and i cant reply to them. it was never like that before. 

Posted by BIGHAIRYDUDE 7 years ago

Linking to Excel files

I've been a lurker for a while now and I am currently writing my first Instructable.  I'd like to be able to include an Excel spreadsheet which I developed to help design the item I am writing about.  I have uploaded the file but it seems that the site treats it like a picture.  Is there a way to include a link to a file you have uploaded so that the reader can download it and use it?  I could always upload it to a file sharing site or Google Docs and link to it there but I feel there must be a way to do it withing the Instructables site.  You'd have a similar need for things like CAD drawings or code files.

Posted by TheOnlyShasta9 7 years ago

clicking on links in email from instructables causes timeouts and lockups

I love getting the email from Instructables showing new things I can build. Unfortunately clicking on the links from within the email sends my computer into a tizzy. My computer locks up. If I wait long enough, part of the page shows up and then it blanks out completely and tells me the page couldn't be found. Ocassionally another website shows up instead!!? Perhaps it's because my connection is slow, though I don't have this problem with other links in my email. And I don't have this problem if I go to Instructables directly. Still, I try everytime I get your email. Most of the time, I have to go directly to and search for the topic on the email. Most of the time I find it within several minutes (it takes longer if there are more than one that match my search) I don't have this problem with links in my usual email. Just from Instructables. I've run several anti virus scanners - AVG and Norton - they both show I'm clean. Is anyone else having this problem? Or is it just me? Thanks, Joan

Posted by jroco 8 years ago

on facebook, the bio text shows up instead of topic text for an instructable link

When I past a link to an instructable in a facebook postI want the text snippet to come from that instructable. Instead it grabs text from my bioI care because using facebook doubles the number of subscribers I have.for instance: here's what shows up in the facebook postJackhammer Headphones Anderson is the author of the "Heirloom Technology" column in Make Magazine. He is co-founder of, manufacturers of "3D Printer" output devices. His detailed draw...

Posted by TimAnderson 8 years ago

Everything I clcik on is unavailable

Sorry, we just can't find that one! - We're sorry, the URL

Posted by mnmnm1951 6 years ago

Account Featujre Request: Download Instructable Favorites to Browser

I would love to see some additional functionality added to Instructable's Favorites system if possible. 1. the ability to download your Instructables favorite's list to either a browser or text file.  2. The ability to view Instructables favorites as a list 3. a search command that allows one to search through Instructables Favorites rather than the whole site. I believe these additions would make for a better experience and make Instructables a more robust tool and resource. -Chris Tempe, AZ

Posted by OgreHacker 1 year ago

word links Answered

 how do I get word links? like when the word itself is a link to  another page?

Asked by Iridium7 8 years ago

Links in the newsletter don't work (not active)

Hello, links in Editors' Picks and some buttons at the bottom of the newsletter don't work (not active) in MS Outlook 2016 x64. The links in other blocks are ok. Also If I open the newsletter in a browser all the links work fine. My OS is Windows 7 x64.

Posted by danissimo 2 years ago

Links added to ible instructions by a third party?

I just notice this morning that there are hyper links that have been added to the instructables i have posted up....just a random phrase or set of words have a link directing people to nursing school, electronics sites, etc... I did not add these links and would think folks would rather not have them in the instructable but rather to the side bar or something. Has my account been hacked and someone messing with the ibles?  Someone go look at my recent ible and you will see the link used  under "Let's get started" of my project. Leo/ AKA Jawasan

Posted by jawasan 5 years ago

Make instructables links open in a new tab/window

Does anyone else find it really annoying that instructables external links don't open in a new window ? I keep losing the original instructables page when I close the linked page, forgetting that it didn't open a new tab. Maybe it's just my computer !

Posted by scraptopower 7 years ago

Links in comment replies not working?

New embedded links in comments or replies do not take you to the link when you click on them. Nothing happens when you click on the orange text. I think this probably affects new comments/replies since the last site update.  You can create the link in the editor, it turns blue and then when you preview the comment it is the familiar orange text.  Links in older comments seem to work. Using Chrome/Windows XP and I guess we can no longer embed videos in comments...I see what you did there. 

Posted by caitlinsdad 4 years ago

Bad Links In Newsletter

I have been getting the message: "The URL is not syntactically valid" for all the links in your e-mails since the January 24, 2013 newsletter. I was & am using Eudora 6.2.4 on a Mac mini OS 10.4.11. The links in the January 17, 2013 newsletter, & all previous newsletters, did & still do work just fine. What changed?     Sincerely,     ~ Wolfwerx ~

Posted by Wolfwerx 5 years ago

Links to cheap jewelry (web)shops???

Please, send me links to cheap jewelry webshops!!!!! I love making jewelry :) but i just don't know any cheap webshops:( A real shop is also fine, but they must be also located in the Netherlands or in Belgium please, help me

Posted by emilyvanleemput 6 years ago

Can I include a link to my blog or website at the end of my instructable?

I love instructables. I wouldn't want to take advantage of a public forum like this, so I have a question about etiquette: can I post a link to my blog/website at the end of my instructable?

Posted by karenelisam 9 years ago

How do you disguise the new link set-up? Answered

I know how it used to be done, but I have no clue how to do it now. Help would be appreciated.

Asked by travw 8 years ago

Links to cheap jewelry webshops???

Please, send me weblinks to cheap webshops for jewelry. I really love making my own jewelry but I can't find any cheap stores. By sending the links, you actually support me in making more jewelry instructables :) An example of a necklace I have made:

Posted by emilyvanleemput 6 years ago

Every link clicked is opening in a new window

Since the new updated homepage, I am getting sessions on Instructables that every time I click a link the new page opens in a new window. This isn't happening all the time though and sometimes I can use the website normally. I am on Windows Vista, running Firefox 19.0.2. I am having no issues on any other websites I usually use.

Posted by luridhue 5 years ago

Username breaks some links

I have discovered that our username breaks certain links on the site although it presumably passed input validation when we set it up. First locate any use of the username such as on the Instructable here: The link has been encoded as which is not being processed correctly resulting in the 400 error This has been tested on Firefox on Mac, Chrome on Mac, Firefox on Windows.  I know it is not a browser problem but I thought I would do a bit of testing.

Posted by Sean+James 5 years ago

How do you put in clickable links in an Instructable? Answered

I don't know what else to call it, but lets say I wanted to put a link that if you clicked it would take you to that page. I'm in the process of writing my first instructable and many i have seen have this. But I have absolutely no clue how to... Can someone help me out? I have no clue what category to put this question in too, so ill just pick a random one...

Asked by Orange robot 1 year ago

instructables Email Newsletter: Links will not work.

For the past three email newsletters that I've received from intructables, the links will not work properly. In the past, I've always been able to click on a link and have it appear fine in my Internet Explorer 7 using Windows XP. All updates/patches have been applied to the system I use as it is a Department of Defense computer. Here is an example link: attempting to connect for about 10 seconds ("Connecting...") this message appears:Network Access Message: The website cannot be found Explanation: There was no response to the name resolution request. As a result the IP address for the website you requested could not be found. Try the following: Refresh page: Search for the page again by clicking the Refresh button. The timeout may have occurred due to Internet congestion. Check spelling: Check that you typed the Web page address correctly. The address may have been mistyped. Access from a link: If there is a link to the page you are looking for, try accessing the page from that link. If you are still not able to view the requested page, try contacting your administrator or Helpdesk. Technical Information (for support personnel) Error Code 11002: Host not found Background: This error indicates that the gateway could not find an authoritative DNS server for the website you are trying to access. Date: 11/6/2008 3:27:10 PM [GMT] Server: Source: DNS problemPlease advise. Thanks!

Posted by brendangillespie 9 years ago

Open links in new tab checkbox not working

I added a comment to the following post. Then I realized that it is a year and a half old.   And it doesn't mention the checkbox.  I am guessing the checkbox was added since then and is now not working. And that this is a new bug.  As I said in my post, I set the checkboxes to "Open in New Tab".  Then I publish and the links open in the same tab.  Then I go in (several times) recheck the checkboxes, go back and verify that they are checked and republish.  They still open in the same tab and when I go back into edit mode, they are unchecked.  Is this a bug?  Or am I doing something wrong?  If I am, I would argue that the instructions for using this checkbox have a bug. Ergo, there is a bug. Don't you hate philosopher/engineers? Grin, that's me!

Posted by steve.m.graves 3 years ago

Your favourite song(s) and singer/band

Share with the Instructables community your favourite songs or songs you think are good. I've posted links to songs from Eminem and Deftones.

Posted by BkrevWlevqe 10 years ago

Cool Free Papercraft Links

These are some good papercraft links.. at least by my standards...Canon 3D PapercraftVarious papercraftYamaha Motor PapercraftPapercraft motorcycles and such. There's also animals Professional Level.papercraft space vehiclesUm.. I don't really know anything about this one..I just found itPaper robotsI like this one. Transformers that really transform. And various other robots..3d Paper ModelsRecommended by jtobakoIceberg PapercraftsRecommended by jtobakoPaperToys.comRecommended by by SFHandyman. I believe you have to pay for some.(Some Free models can be found hereHalo 3d PapercraftGreat site recommended by Chicken2209. Requires Pepakura. (For more info on Peparuka, and how to use it, click hereNintendo PapercraftRecommended by xupower. The name says it all.Paperkraft.netRecommended by GorillazMikoPapercraft ParadiseBlog Format. Great stuff.If you know of any papercraft sites, plese list them below. Enjoy!

Posted by Keith-Kid 10 years ago

Where and How to approach my ideas to advertisement companies? Answered

Where and How to approach my ideas to advertisement companies without taking patent or copyright on them?

Asked by noquery 4 years ago

New masthead missing profile shortcuts -- FIXED

This may be a new record for a bug report :-)  As soon as I refreshed after tonight's rollout of the new channels, I saw that the masthead had problems. The primary bug is that all of my profile shortcuts (You -> Settings -> Customize) are missing.  The secondary bug is that the orange and yellow background gets cut off to the right, just after the word "You".  Those colors ought to extend to the proper right edge of the page. UPDATED:  The shortcuts are there, but they are really badly hidden.  In the blank bit of masthead between "You" and "logout", hovering the mouse brings up a menu of the shortcuts.  Not only is this amazingly counter-intuitive, it violates some basic rules for accessible content. UPDATED AGAIN:  The cutoff is set by my browser (Firefox 3.6.3, MacOSX 10.5.8) window's physical width, not by the logical width of the I'bles page. UPDATED AGAIN, for Rachel:  Added three full-window screenshots.  The first shows my normal Firefox window, with the horizontal scroll bar to the right; looks normal.  The second shows the missing masthead, when I scroll right to try to find "Shortcuts".  The third shows what happens if I shrink the window to a small size:  the masthead gets eaten up. FINAL UPDATE:  Rachel rolled out some bug fixes overnight on 20-21 April, and this problem has been fixed (at least for FF 3.6.3).  Thanks, Rachel!

Posted by kelseymh 8 years ago

Posting amazon affiliate links

Are we allowed to post links to​ products that we used in our instructables if we could potentially get a perk from posting it? I'm thinking of joining Amazon's affiliate program, where I would get a % of sales that amazon made from my links. Could I post those links in my instructables, either in the body of the 'ible, or the comments section? And if so, would I have to disclose that I joined the program? I haven't joined yet, but people ask me sometimes in the comments where I got the stuff I used to make my project, and I'd love to offset the cost of making stuff by getting paid for links that I'd post anyway.  I checked the terms of service and searched the FAQs, but I still wasn't sure.

Posted by SnazzyBot 3 years ago

Java Script Links

Ok, I need to know this, but I am sure it will help the members of the community also. Ok, the thing is, my life would be easier if I knew how to look at the coding or something to tell which answer is right on this thing. I was thinking I could somehow get the code and find which one is right by looking at it. Thank You.

Posted by King825 9 years ago