Log in problems

Ok here's the problem, I received my subscription updates and when I click on the link, I am logged out. so I log in at the top of the website, click log in and nothing happens. so I click at the image, it asks me to log in yet again so I do it and it brings me to another screen and I loose the page I was on... if I hit the Back button, it's as though I never logged. WTF is going on? this is very frustrating.

Topic by acexkeikai 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Logging In

I have had problems for quite a while now logging into instructibles.  I would have to type user name and password in several times before it would take.  Since Christmas I have had to reinstall my operating system four or five times (I use XP) and now I can't log in at all.  No matter how often I try my password/username.  Really frustrating. I keep having to get to the area where you forget your password and get a message sent to me.  And by the time I have done that, and got logged in that way, I have lost or forgotten the page I wanted to favourite.   Please help

Topic by Nettiemac 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Log in /Comment problem

At times when I want to comment on a project ,there is small window popping up saying " missing text" (Already the text is written) I am unable to comment. Also suddenly I am getting loged out.I need to log in several times to be successful.I am using windows 7.Can some one help me please?

Topic by 786Ayesha 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Major problem!

Good day all! Just calling in to ask if any one knows why I can't log on without changing my password? I click on the 'Log on' button at the top and it directs me to the log on page, when I type in my user name and password and it directs me to https://www.instructables.com/account/login?nxtPgName=/you&nxtPg;=/you (another log on page which directs to you /you when logged on) and so the cycle repeats until I go 'forgot password?' and go through the password changing system when I'm finally alloud to log in. I'm running Internet explorer 8, any suggestions? Thanks, ~K Edit: Fixed! Thanks Kelsey Edited edit: Problem's back. D:

Topic by Kryptonite 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Login problems? Answered

So, when I come onto instructibles for the first time of the day I am logged out of course, but I usually forget and find something cool, click reply and discover I am not logged in after 10 seconds to 2 minutes.  Some times the prompt will come up with the login thing, or sometimes I will just wait, and wait, and wait until I realize I am not logged in, then after completing the login information an error comes up saying username password match not found or something along those lines, but I still logs me in anyway, sometimes just to test it I type in my username and then a nunshuch password and still get logged in.

Question by jj.inc 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Problems loggin in

I love Instructables but I am constantly having problems logging in.   I reset my password and it shows me logged in but I can't download pdf files.  It will just flip screens and keeps asking me to login again.    I clean my computer's cookies and cache and sometimes this helps but it seems to me that Instructable has a problem because I don't have this problem with any other websites I use.  Whenever I clean my computer, I then have to re-enter everything to all the other sites which is a real pain. This has been going on for a long time....at least a year.   Will this ever be fixed?  Any other suggestions?  Thanks.

Topic by opusnz 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


profile problem

Everytime i click on an insructable to read it it comes up blank but when i log out then read it , it loads fine. this is very annoying. Any help would be appreciated!

Topic by morphboy 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


java problem when logged in

Hello, i am getting this error when i am logged in (however it does occur sometimes when i'm not logged in): ERROR 500: javax.servlet.jsp.JspException: ServletException in '/common/newlayout.jspx': Can't insert page '/pages/explore/newrightbar.jsp' : ISO-8859-10 Java is up to date. waiting for your answer, Algirdas

Topic by beholder 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 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.

Topic by Blowtorch 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Huge Problem

Ok, this is the second time it happened, when I opened up instructables, I was logged into someone else's name. Today, I was Austinbwood when I came. If this is happening to other people, they could be changing personal information. I have no idea where the problem is, but it has happened twice.

Topic by Weissensteinburg 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Login problem

Hi there, i have just joined Instructables and signed in via My Twitter account.   Your site shows me as logged in and I can view my profile.   Then I downloaded the Apple app and when I trynto login it tells me it cannot find my account.  What am I doing wrong? yvonne

Topic by BohoYve 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Problem with KI?

When I tried to access KI today, (www.knexinnovation.net), I noticed 3 problems. Firstly, for the first 10 minutes, I got error 404 and mediawiki errors every time. Then, the layout had changed to the "VBulletin" style on silver stuff and everything was different. Thirdly, I couldn't log in. Does anyone know what's going on?

Topic by The Jamalam 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Login Problem

I login on the front page, then go into an instructable, say the valentines day contest winners, and it'll have me logged back out again! I am using the latest version of firefox, and windows 7 home premium. As far as i'm aware, I'm accepting cookies from www.instructables.com (is there a way to check?). I haven't done or clicked anything to disable them. 

Topic by kcls 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


I cant log in on my account?

Hi,Im Johnhall44. Whenever I try to log in on my account it is like the password was changed and the password recovery email isnt helping any. Does anyone have some ideas to help?

Question by Johnhall14 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Computer problems

Ok i have a mac computer and every time it loads up in the top left hand corner this appers:  sh-2.05a#. Now every time i turn on my computer that is there. You can type stuff in like reboot, shut down and such have you. I have typed this in on google and found a code to check your hard drive and it is fine but i still can't log on. PLEASE HELP!

Topic by Kruegem 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


server problem Answered

i recently found a server in a trash bin wich works almost perfectly. there are two problems: 1)   the video port does not function 2)   you need a password to log into it. so my questions are: 1)    does anyone know a company who makes pci ( and not VGA OR pci express) video cards 2)    does anyone know how to break through a password thanks for responding!

Question by didgitalpunk 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Login Problems

Two issues I've noticed in the last week or so: --When I login, it's persistent for approx one hour. If I happen to be replying or posting and go over that time limit, the post is lost. Basically, I need to login multiple times a day on the same computer. Before this changed, I was able to login and it would "stick" until there was a Firefox update. --If I go to "view all" under the community forums, the banner at the top tells me I'm not logged in. But I am--if I go to most other pages, the normal strip of "You / Inbox / Shortcuts / Logout" is there...

Topic by gmoon 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Chrome Automatically logging out.

- I've been using chrome for quite some time.  - When I was running Windows XP I had no issue with getting logged out of Instructables. - When I started using My new PC (running Windows 7) I had no problem with being logged out of Instructables. - Before the only time I needed to log in was if I reset my PC. - For the last week every time I've closed chrome window I get logged out. Just curious if anyone else is having this problem with Chrome? Thanks in Advance. Alphonsus

Question by Alphonsus 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Logged In or Out?

So recently, in the past week or so, I've noticed that the Instructables login/profie/status bar thing at the top right has been a little confused as to whether i'm logged in or not on various pages. For example,  (Note: I'm currently logged in throughout) > Visiting the Instructables Home page I now see the "signup / login links". > Clicking on Answers / Contests / another instructable shows that I'm logged in with "You / Inbox / Shortcuts / Log out". This used to work fine 2 weeks ago, I haven't updated my system or software - Did wonder if it's an issue with cookies or something? Mac OS X 10.6.7 Safari 5.0.4 Does anyone else have the same problem?

Topic by DELETED_Alexdlp 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


voltage measurements

I need to make several voltage measurements simultaneously.  I am looking to troubleshoot a intermittent problem with my truck. Has anyone any experience with this challenge ?   I would like to be able to store these measurements to be analyzed at a later time. Thanks, Dave Sender.  

Topic by davesender 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Problem with Logging Out Too Quickly

I've noticed that the site is logging me out in just a few hours, or even an hour, versus the day or more that the cookies used to keep me logged in in the past. Is this an annoying new feature or a bug? Thanks!

Topic by susanrm 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Login issues

I just joined and for some reason I can't log in. I've reset my password maybe five times in the last 5 minutes. I know that I am using the right password, but the only way I can log in is by resetting my password which automatically logs me in. Help anyone? It sucks to have to reset my password just to post a comment.

Topic by Emiliogiz 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


DB8 Antenna page won't let me log in

Hello, I enjoy Instructables.com and set up a username/password quite some time ago so I could view 'ibles on a single page. This morning, I followed a link from Lifehacker.com to https://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Large-DB8-HDTV-Antenna-Big-Bertha/.  Usually, when I do that, the upper right corner says "You INBOX(0) CUSTOMIZE..." -- that tells me I'm logged in. When I hit that page, I just get the "Login" button.  If I click "Login", my username and password show up (Firefox remembers them), I click "Login" again, and it goes back to the "Login". If I go to the home page, I'm automatically logged in, as well as going to the forum pages (or, any other page that I tried). What gives? rlw

Topic by rlw 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Alternate Login Bug

I just found this bug today when I used the logout button to check something. I tried to log back in using the bar at the top and it did not work, I tried this multiple times. Then I went to a random forum topic to post a topic to see if I could log in from there, it did not work. Then I clicked on a link I had for my "You" page and I was able to get to it. I then left my "You" page to go to the forums and I was instantly logged out again. I tried this multiple times to log back in and eventually I tried closing my browser (latest version of FireFox) and opening it up again and going to the login page to see if it would work and it did. So, can anyone explain this because I am not sure what is going on, I think it has to do with the login cookie that keeps members logged in. Anyone want to help? UPDATE (2/8): The problems seems to have gone, it must be one of the bugs that people get every once in a while.

Topic by n8man 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Remember me on log in

Hello, In the past few months I have noticed that the "Remember Me" button has disappeared from the login box.  This makes it so that I have to log in every time I visit the site.  It never used to be like this. I am using Google Chrome on a Mac running Snow Leopard.  Is anyone else having this problem? Thanks.

Topic by murray484 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


cannot login from firefox, but IE7 is ok Why?

Whenever I log in from firefox, nothing happens, but I can login from IE7. I was had an old version of firefox and I upgraded to 3.0.1 and get the same results which is it takes my id and password, but it just blips back to the same screen without me being logged in. No error messages or anything.

Topic by sawdust13 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Can't Log In on Firefox

I can't seem to log in to the site when using Firefox 54.0.1. After clicking on the "log in" button and entering my username and password, I get redirected to the homepage. I can log in using Safari, so I don't think the issue is with my account. I also tried clearing my history and deleting my cookies, but the problem still persists. Any ideas as to what's going on? Thanks! 

Topic by M3G 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Trouble Staying Logged In

I don't know if this is my computer or Instructables with the problem, but after logging on, if I go away for a while (1+ hours) and not do anything, when I come back to the site, I'm no longer logged in, even when I tell it to remember me. I am running Windows XP with Internet Explorer 8. Please tell me if what to do if this is my computer. (I've tried clearing cookies) Thanks

Topic by qwertyboy 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Page redirecting problem?

Hey, I'm wondering if anyone else is having this problem.  I use Firefox 3.6.16 at work, and since last Friday have been getting this message on the main index page: 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.   *   This problem can sometimes be caused by disabling or refusing to accept           cookies. I have all cookies enabled.  I've disabled them, refreshed, logged out, rebooted, and reeneabled in so many combination's that my head now hurts and my computer is dizzy.  I had another tab open to an 'ible, and am able to browse through various forums that way (thus I'm able to post this), but whenever I go to the main index page I get this error.  I tried using Internet Explorer (shudder), but it just gives the ever-helpful "can't connect" standard IE error message.  I haven't tried using FF4 yet (I have that running at home). 

Topic by RabidAlien 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


what the heck! why can't i comment on anything!

Alright all of a sudden i can't comment on any forum topic, i'ble, or anything, i'm surprised i could even post this! this is what happens, i log in, they i view a i'ble or topic and it shows me as not signed in. but if i navigate away to an explore page or something when you can't comment anywhere, it shows me as logged in! is this just a problem with my computer or is this a public problem? i know i haven't been banned or anything cause i have never said anything offensive, and if i did i was not informed so... some kind of answer would be awesome...

Topic by wingman246 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Problems with instructables on iphone 3g

Ok, the following bug was experienced on the iphone 3g while i was connected on a 4 bar edge connection. I logged into instructables.com and replied to a comment with superjustin 18. or at least i tried. the first time i tried to reply, the safari browser closed automatically and i was taken back to the home screen before the text box showed up. the second time, i could type a reply and i hit "post comment", but while it was loading, the browser quit again, and i was taken back to the home screen. however, a quick check under my computer shows the comment made it through safe on both counts, when i reopened safari, i was logged out, even when i checked remember could this please be fixed soon? thanks if you can!

Topic by DJ Radio 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


HP Laptop shuts off on start up

Wife has an older hp dv7 laptop.. recently its been having problems with shutting off on its on.. always right after she logs on.. tried switching to another power cord, same problem.. any ideas?

Topic by hengen116 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Can't get logged on to Etsy.com

I can't get logged on to Etsy.com. Keep getting a page that says delete all cookies. Tried that still not working. Anyone else having this problem?

Topic by SacTownSue 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Same login and picture problem, and new publishing problem

Like on my other post, i am only logged in on SOME pages, even though i did everything i was supposed to, and my library keeps saying its empty again along with THAT, i cant publish my donut instructable because of error 401

Topic by zachary978 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


iPad "You" bubble problem

Hello, i am experiencing problems with iPad safari browsing in the site.  When I click on the "You" button on the top right corner, whatever I want to click after that is impossible. The bubble disappears and whatever was under my finger is selected and clicked. This way I cannot see messages, shortcuts or log out. These can be found if I add "/you" in the browser bar, but it is more complicated. Has anyone found a fix for that?

Topic by kukubee 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Log out problem (slightly different than the one by Frollard)

The case: I log in at Instructables, then I view a couple of other sites (e.g. Google). When I return to Instructables, I can see from the top right hand side of the page that I am logged out. However, when I click on a random Instructable, the Instructable opens and in  the right corner of the screen it says I'm logged in. OSX 10.5.8 Safari 5.0.3

Topic by bertus52x11 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Can't publish my project to First Time contest, even though date range is okay

I created a new instructable, my first time, on Sept 10: https://www.instructables.com/id/Awesome-Wooden-Record-Crate/ I tried to enter the contest for "First Time Author": https://www.instructables.com/contest/fta2017/ However, but I get a pop-up message "You haven't published any eligible instructables yet." - and my only option is to create a new instructable. Which would not be my first time :) So although there are still seven days left in the contest, and I'm logged in, and my project was created within the date range - I can't enter the contest. Frustrating! Any idea what I'm doing wrong here?

Topic by outfigurable 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


WHY CANT I EXPLORE MOST RECENT WHEN I AM SIGNED IN?

I dont get it I usually read evey new project EVERY DAY -- In DETAIL! i am trully addicted to this site i have been for months; please tell me why this is happening. - i click on the explore most recent menu item and i get logged out! i just want to read is something wrong with my browser? I? dont want to use firefox. I...I amd you know, totaly insane and dangerous, please ERIC HELP ME!! ill do anything i'll even post projects! i swear! FIX IT Omar

Topic by MerleCorey 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


login glitch

I am having a problem with the search feature and the log-in.  I log in to my account and then search for something.  When I choose the instructable or question I wish to view and it loads I am no longer logged in.  I log back in and it navigates me back to home page and then I search again.  Again, it shows me not logged in and asks me to log in.  Repeat over and over and same results.  Was wondering if this is just with me or anyone else having this problem?

Topic by J.Reynolds09 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Can't reliably log in to instructables

I can't reliably log into instructables. This has been happening sporadically for several months now. There seems to be a bug that when I go to log in it just keeps going back to the login prompt. This usually happens a couple of times and then it lets me log in, but today I am stuck not being able to log in at all. I even tried re-entering my user name and password, but still no dice. Now that I have written this, I see that I am logged in, but when I was trying to log in on the instructables home page it indicated that i was not logged in.

Topic by underwhelmed 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


I'm having a very hard time logging in and staying logged in

Hey guys, Wondering if anyone else has a hard time logging in. My browser (google chrome latest version) stores my password and username but I can't get myself logged in! It keeps sending me to the how to share page (the one's with the explenation for step by step, movie etc) without actually logging me in. So every time I press log in with all my saved username and password ready I get send there. Only after fiddeling around with it until I didn't log in with the pop up screen but with one in the normal screen it logged me in but even then it logs me out after a few pages. Don't really know what's happening but hoped you guys would know :) Michel

Topic by MichelMoermans 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Battlefield 2 pc problem

Battlefield 2 - Multiplayer Problem - After the map first loads, the "Select Checkpoint/Kit" menu pops up like normal, but I can not move the mouse cursor and the keyboard buttons do nothing in the game. Pressing Tabs-Lock makes the beep sound as if the Squad menu just popped up, but the screen stays the same (checkpoint/kit) and the mouse cursor stays in the middle of the screen. I can here the battle sounds in the background, and the checkpoint map changes flags as in real time play, but I can not start playing. This problem occurred after the game froze on 2 consecutive attempts, each freeze causing me to hard power-off the computer. After 3 attempts brought me the frozen cursor and keys, I reinstalled BF2 (just the original) and ran a virus scan. After the reinstall of the game, I tried once more to log on to Multiplayer, but it resulted in the same problem. The game has been working great for me for the past few months, and I was playing it already today.

Topic by pwn_n00bzorz 11 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Instructables automatic fricken log out time!? Answered

Instructables changed there automatic log out time. Even tho i have checked "keep me logged in" it constantly logs out after a few minutes or so. The problem, when i am putting together an ibble and it has logged out. I can still continue to wright text, but then if i go to save manually all the info i put in after the auto log out is lost at that time of manually saving. If there is an option for the log out time i can not find it. Anybody having this problem? 

Question by WWC 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Instructables keeps loging me out every few clicks

Hi there!   I am new to I'bles an I am having massive login problems.  When browsing through the projects, the page keeps to log me out every few clicks. When I try to post, I get to a login screen as soon as I click on "publish". After that, i get a blank page. Narmally I use Opera or FF (latest versions) on aW7 machine. I tried deleting the cache, coockies are allowed. When using FF i once saw a error message, that popped up for one second before redirecting me to the login-page. It said something like "oops! your session timed out"...  Right now I am on a friends computer. Here I have similar problems. But i am able to post, IF i klick fast enough. If not, i also get to the login page and get redirected to "you" afterwards.  Help!

Topic by Käferthias 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


why can't i connect to the internet with my laptop but i can with other devices

Hi, i have a hp running windows 8 and i seem to have a problem with my internet, when i try to connect (wireless) it works for like 1 min, and then it disconnects, saying that there's limited access. I can log in with my ps3, phone and other laptop, so i want to know how to solve this problem. Please help, thanks.

Question by kennma55 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


laptop usb doesn't work anymore.? Answered

My friend has an Asus x52j laptop with win7 on it. Yesterday he shut it down and removed his  external mouse just before the power went out. when he put the power back on, the system checked the disk integrity on all his 3 hard drives, then rebooted, and then he tried to log on but there was no mouse cursor on the screen and the  keyboard did not work. any suggestions? also this is the only computer he has access to.

Question by didgitalpunk 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


I cannot log in on my other account, TheChemiker. Am I banned, or is this just a problem?

I tried logging in a few days ago, and it would not let me.  I know I have my password right, and my username, so am I banned for some reason?  And can I get unbanned?  I have no way at all of accessing my account, and DJ radio is having the same problem.  Help please?  There is also a line through my other account's name.  Why?

Question by TheproblemChemiker 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


BUG : Logging in with Facebook cause trouble

Hii there i recently tried log in via fb, i got error many times even my friend who try to see the instructable experienced same trouble  here is same link  https://www.instructables.com/id/-Lets-Learn-Photoshop-/ i think that might not be problem with my tutorial  some sync error  i have uploaded a image , check that out

Topic by rohit44524 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


instructables app

Hello i would like to say great app/website and found loads to make and do . but my problem is on the app i am unable to log in using google it will only let me log in using facebook or username 

Topic by DarrenG3 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Login problem on intructables app (ios)

Im having problem "logging in" on instructables app on ios.,I encounter this only with the last app update.,Everytime i tried to login directly on instructables app,i was diverted to safari app in instructables login page.,& tried to login there.,but it fails.,And last night i tried to login using my facebook account,i successfully login but with a different user name and not my instructables pro account.,i tried to report it & email a feedback.,but no reply and not resolve at this moment.,Is there anyone encountering this kind of bug on instructables App?,im looking for a a fix for this after i updated my app.,tried to uninstall,rebbot & reinstall the app yet the problem still exist.,Luckily i login using chrome on instructables webpage & made a topic here.,Hoping someone could assist me on how to fix this.

Topic by rodski 3 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago