Pro Member

How can i become a Pro Member, paying by mobile phone. I don't have a credit card,i want to pay by mobile!Can i?

Topic by geodan88 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Pro Member

I have a pro membership. Why am I continually badgered to become a pro member when I already am one and sometimes I have troubles downloading PDF'S. Why am I being made to jump thru so many hoops just to enjoy the benefits of pro membership every time I log in???

Topic by Binny the first 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Hi, I am a member pro., but I can not download projects. My pro membership is not active?

Topic by asonmez62 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Member stats

What is the point of the "Best answers %" ? With 220+ Best answers, and nearly 3900 replies to questions, my "BA %" is very low. Its a major disincentive to continuing to contribute, because I should go to great lengths not to help people further with their problems, after an initial answer, because it forces my statistics DOWN. I'd appreciate a more meaningful statistic related to my contribution here.

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

Mysterious Pro Members???

 For a little while now, I have been questioning one thing: "Why are there so many new Pro Members that never even do anything on Instructables?" When you go on the home page, at the right side directly above the contests, you will see that the website shows new Pro Members. The odd bit about it is that when you click on some of their profiles, you will see that most of them haven't done anything on Instructables at all. Wouldn't one of them at least have made a comment, or asked a question? I'm now wondering if the owners of Instructables are making Instructables Pro Members on purpose, trying to convince the others that if so many people already went Pro, maybe they should too. If this is true, they wouldn't lose money, because if they are making the "Fake Members", their money goes right back to them. Leave a comment on what you think, or if you have an answer, please tell us all.

Topic by zascecs 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Pro Member Discounts

Every Instructables pro-member has access to 10-20% discounts from your favorite brands! In the image below you can see our current offering from: Adafruit, Lion Brand Yarns, MonkeyLectric, Lumi, and littleBits. Not a Pro Member? You can sign up for a Pro Membership here. Already a Pro Member? Access the Pro Member discounts here. You can also click the "Pro Member Discounts" button from your You page (see graphic below). Suggestions for other companies to include or questions? Leave them in the comments! More details on the program here.

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

Pro-member no downloads

Every link I click on signs me out. On the pdf page no link will download with out signing me out. I sign back in and click on the link only to be signed back out and told that I cant download till I sign in. Its a cycle. In both safari and firefox. If you cant provide me with what I paid for then end my contract. From reading the forums you are not providing service or fixing the issue. This was a great site when it was a resource and functional. Ever since it became a paid site it's gone down hill. I have screen shots of the issues if needed. thank you -Aaron Koscielniak

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

Pro Patches Not Transferred

I received a Pro membership for being featured, so I was using that for the 6 months or however long it was supposed to last. I waited for it to expire so I could renew my regular paid membership, which I just did. However, none of my patches transferred, I only had the 15 that I was supposed to get for the one year membership I just paid for. Before I had at least 20, so I should have about 35 now. This same thing happened before when I waited for my paid one to expire in order to use the one that I won, I had to contact Instructables to get them back. Is there a way I can get all of them back again, and maybe change it so that you still have the patches even when the membership expires?

Topic by dark sponge 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Pros and viruses

Fellow-pro-members, I have been seeing a lot of complaints about viruses / redirection etc. in the last couple of weeks. It may be my imagination, but most / all seem to be from non-pro members. Are pro members getting these problems (especially if you click through from the newsletter)? I haven't seen any of the problems (running FF in Wondows, with Norton installed and up-to-date).

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

cant open pdf files just become pro member

just become pro member so could open pdf document but when click on pdf get link asking to become pro member! HELP!!!

Topic by anjewlique 8 years ago

i paid for 1 month pro membership but the charge on my card is 1 year!!! how can i cancel?

I paid for 1 month pro membership but the charge on my card is 1 year!!! how can i cancel? last week i decided to get a pro membership, so i just wanted to try it for 1 month and that's what i did!! '' click on 1 MONTH membership'' but it charged 49 dlls on my card!!! i want to cancel because i don't need it !!! i just want to pay for 1 month!!! help me please

Topic by silvia2012 7 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

Welcome to the Pro Members Forum!

Currently the Pro Members forum only has one category. What are the sorts of things you'd like to talk about here? Pro Features you'd like us to develop? The inside scoop on Randy's next secret project? Let us know, and we'll create a handful of categories to keep it organized. Thanks for going pro!

Topic by ewilhelm 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Does Instructables Still Give Out 3 Month Memberships When Featured? Answered

I was recently featured, which i am very happy about, but i was wondering if they still give out the 3 month pro memberships like they did in the past. I haven't received any codes in my email or inbox.   

Question by joey99 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Handouts for Non-Pro Members

I was recently asked by a member whether I could send them a copy of the full PDF of my Instructable since they weren't Pro Members. If I were paying for my membership I probably wouldn't consider it. But having won my Pro membership in a contest, the morality of the situation is in question. I have not sent the materials, but would like to know other members' or moderators' thoughts on the morality and/or legality of such handouts. I realize the membership was awarded to me and me alone, but my urge to share my own work is pretty strong. Thanks

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

I am a pro member!

Just to let everyone know im a pro member now. thanks a million to Hiyadudez for this epic gift! i will now be more active on this site and im also starting to work on brining my page back to life. ill let borat explain how i feel!

Topic by ~KGB~ 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Pro member's discount and other

I was looking through the discounts that pro instructables members get (which I am). I saw a 10% off your purchase from adafruit. It said that you can only use it once but I have never used it before. I was trying to buy an arduino uno, full sized breadboard, and breadboard wires. When I entered the code that I got (which I wont say on here but private message me if you need to know it) in the "enter gift certificates or discount codes" box in your cart it says invalid coupon code. Away from that, On the iOS app running iOS 6.1.6, there are many glitches in the app. One of them is that in the contest tab, it only shows some of the current contests, none of the finished and rarely it will show one that is being judged or open for voting only. Then it doesn't show all of the contests. For example, today, 6/30/14 at 4:30 pm Pacific time, It shows 15 out of 23 contests. It shows the contests: squeeze ore out of summer, Epilog 6, summer #mikehacks, paint it, great outdoors, lego, knex, metal, home tech, hair and makeup, concrete, glue, bbq, swimwear, and battery contest. The ones it doesn't show on the app that appear on the website are green design, launch it, wheels, outdoor workshop, bees, tarun featured author, r/c, and pallet contests.  Some website problems are also there, Often times you will have to click search twice because the first time it will just go to the featured page. You also have to click twice to place a comment. I'm not sure if this is a bug but I posted a Q and A topic about how I haven't got a medal for different things like being featured and getting views and also comments. I've got one featured and about 13.5k views. I should have two bronze medals. In the Q and A topic someone answered that I might not be able to get them for a certain amount of time: e.g. a year, I've been a member for about six months, so I thought that might be true.Then I saw that Bhawya already has 6 achievements including 3 medals, and she has been a member for less time than me. Also, a suggestion, it would be nice to have forums, groups, and Q&A; on the iOS app. And a collections section.

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

pro membership

Do you still have to be a pro member to push the view all steps and pdf buttons? cause im not and i can push them.

Topic by Dr. Who 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

pro tag ?

Hi I can access this forum, the text formatiing, donwload instructable as customized pdf, view all step, and all the feature of pro member, but I dont have the tag. Why is that?

Topic by ac1D 8 years ago

Pro Membership

At 9 am CST today I paid for Pro Membership via Paypal. However when I log in and go to profile, it does not see that I am a Pro Member; therefore, I cannot download. I received an automated response to the e-mail to service but this did not answer questions. How long should it take before my account becomes a Pro Member where I can download. I want to to be patient but I also would like to get started on my project. Any advice or help would be appreciated. Gracias, Dr. Juan

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

How do you be a pro member? Answered

I am wandering why some people have pro signs next to them and how they get to be a pro?

Question by oscarthompson 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Can not download PDF as a Pro Member

When I try to download the PDF for the 4x4x4 LED and depress the download, I get asked to login. So I log back into, try again and get asked the same thing.  So some how I'm in a loop. I running on a Mac Snow Leopard, Safari

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

Pro Member indication on new site?

  I've got a feeling I'm missing something blindingly obvious here, but is there still a way to see if a member has Pro membership?

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


 How do I add instructables to my favorites page? when I try and do it it tells me I ahve to be a pro member, but I know people who aren't pro members and they have favorites

Topic by Apple_4_life 9 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

Giving away a 1 year Pro Instructables membership!

I'm giving away a one year Pro membership.  Why?  I won one in the Homemade Holidays contest.  I plan on continuing to support Instructables with payments every two years.  So I want to share the love.  Here's how to get a chance at winning.  Your account must have been created on or prior to January 18, 2010.  I don't want people creating fake accounts. You must not already have a Pro membership. You must have at least one Instructable published by midnight Pacific time on January 24, 2010.  It does not need to be new - it could be years old.  (It must meet the guidelines here - in other words, have original photos, decent writing, and reasonable organization.  If you want to know if yours will qualify, post a link to it in the comments below and I'll give you feedback.) Subscribe to me!  (Just click on the orange box over there ---> ) On Sunday, January 24th at 11PM Alaska time I will tally all my subscribers, eliminate pro members, and then do a random drawing.  I'll make sure that the other criteria (no duplicate entries, "worthy" Instructable, etc.) are met and will announce the winner here. Photo by my brother Kevin Dean. Sorry!  This "contest" is now CLOSED. The winner is... II.13 I used the random integer generator at to select a number based on my subscribers.  Thank you to my new subscribers. (I guess if you want to you can unsubscribe from me... but if I win another I'll probably do this again... and no matter what I do my subscribers will have a shot at it.)  For anyone interested, I added 63 new subscribers.  I benefited by interacting with some new people, checking out some different projects - some really undervalued ones too! And of course, thanks for the Instructables staff for letting me do this!

Topic by zieak 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Big ad for ace hardware on the top of the page?

Hey... when did that get there? How long will it be there for? I liked it better when it wasn't there.

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

What's with the PRO buttons on the other members of instructables? Answered

I'm only new this year in instructables, but I don't know what is w/ the PRO stuff here.

Question by nutsandbolts_64 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

New Pro Question

I am a new pro member as of today and I just wanted to check, with me now being a paid member do I get unlimted prints, and saves? Thanks

Topic by czintx 9 years ago

what does being a pro member mean and how do you get it? ?

Question by brimckeon 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

A new feature: Membership Challenge for the Members, by the Members

It could be another Go Pro incentive, but have a space where members can challenge others to make a particular item by a given date, then let the membership vote on the winner. Similar to what is done now with contests except it's hardly any work for you guys and increases the number of ideas pertinent to then members themselves.

Topic by kz1 5 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Pro Members! (Your opinion is needed)

Soooo, its been a few days since Pro Accounts have been implemented, and I've been wondering, whats your first impression of it? Are the features worth it? (I'll post again once the week is up, and ask again)

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

On websites how do you make it so the members can have an upgrade?

For exampe members on instructables can become pro members

Question by everyday im shuffling, except fridays, i got to get down on friday 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Another "Pro" Idea

I really do not have a problem with the Pro accounts, instructables is a business, and businesses need money to survive. I would however like to suggest an idea borrowed from Over at i-hacked, the webmaster allows users to submit a how-to OR pay to become a member. Why not reward the users who make/made instructables what it is. I think instructables should allow users that submit a certain number of "high quality" instructables to become Pro members. These members have contributed as much or more than $3 per month, just by a different means. What do you guys think? -Alfonso

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

I am a pro member and today I started getting Ads in my drafts?

I am a pro member and today I started getting Ads in my drafts.

Topic by JRV31 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Problems with PDF downloads after Pro Member Suscription

I´m having some problems to download PDF format tutorials after making my One-year Pro Member Suscription. When I pick the PDF button to download the tutorial, it continues appearing the same message than before: Pro Member Benefit! To download or print this PDF, support DIY & Instructables by becoming a Pro member today! Could you help me, please? Thank you!  

Topic by Pismo 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

I'm not a pro member and I have all pro members features !!

Hi.....I made an account year ago and I wasn't using it until 2 weeks ago. I just figured out this week that only Pro members "now" can view all step in one page and download PDF.....but I can do whatever you can do guys !! probably a bug ! so I found that It's important to tell you about this problem as others pay money to enjoy what I already enjoy for free... thanks

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

"Staff icon" for staff members instead of "pro icon"

I was thinking that it would be a good idea to change the "pro icon" to say "staff", or something like that, for the instructables staff members. That way people will be able to tell the staff members apart form other members. I know that a lot of the people that use the site frequently already know who the staff members are, but it would be helpful with all of the new interns. Also it would be helpful for people new to the site. AI

Topic by JaredsProjects 8 years ago

'Go Pro' Ads

Whats the point of showing Pro ad's to Pro members when they are already Pro? I thought the 'better advertisements' promised was just ads for other 'ibles?

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

Cant go pro again

 My pro member ship has ended!!!! FINALLY!!!!! So.... I want to go pro again.... but i cant.  when i go to the bottom of the page and click "become a  pro member today" it says: you are already one of instructables awesome pro members! HELP. i want to buy  a year long membership.+ PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!

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

has adding favorites only been a pro member ability or did it recently change to only pro ability? Answered

 I have a friend on Instructables and he is not a pro member, yet he can add to his favorites! yet when I try to add to my favorites list it says I have to be a pro member! is this a recent change or is my friend have some sort of glitch in his account? 

Question by Apple_4_life 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Gifting a Pro account

Hi, I would like to give a 3 month pro members ship to a friend. I am unable to figure out how this is done, can you please help me? Thank you.

Topic by Tater Zoid 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

What do i need to do 2 be a pre member?

What do i have 2 do 4 a pro membership? is it free? What does it do?

Topic by hobo8675309 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

How to get the pdf after becoming pro member?

After purchasing the pro membership I can not get a pdf,  full set, etc., even having trouble saying so because comments dont stick. In addition I am asked again and again to login, trying to save a comment yields "session expired" then after login again goes to a blank screen. What is going on please? thanks, Jeff

Question by gerlin 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Go Pro Banners

I am sick of having a 'Go Pro' banner above every page when I already support Instructables by being Pro. Why should Pro members get told to Go Pro?

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

Why do Pro members always win contests? Answered

In many contests i have seen only pro members have won. Some winners are wining with basic non creative things. What do pro member have over free members?

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

Pro Membership for Egypt

Hi I would like to have Membership Pro but when I tied to enter my credit card info, Egypt was not one of the countries listed in the country field. Can you please advice on how to become a member while I am from Egypt. Thanks

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

Pro Members get 10% off at adafruit!

Adafruit Industries is offering a discount for Pro Members of 10% If you are a pro member you can grab the discount code here:

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

Want to Try Pro?

Is there anyone out there who isn't a pro but wants to be a pro member?  I have two 3 month pro memberships gift codes available to two people who have made instructables but have not yet gone pro.  So the first two to reply will receive them. Happy Summer! Zurichko

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

I can download PDF's as a free member

I've been here since April of 2009, and I've stayed updated to what the site in general has been doing. Ever since the "pro" account launch, I've kept reading over and over that you can't download a PDF as a free member and that only "Pro" members have access to this feature. I, however, could still download PDF's w/ out having to sign up for a "Pro" account. Are there exceptions for old-in-a-way members or something? I'm just curious as to why this is so...

Topic by nutsandbolts_64 7 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago