Everytime I try and publish my instructable it sends an alert text saying you need a description before publishing. I have done a description everytime, and it worked in the past.  Can somebody tell me what I am doing wrong

Posted by logannebell 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


A instructable won't publish

Posted by jdbic 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


When I try to publish it says,"enter at least 2 keywords.  I do that and the same error message appears no matter what words I use.

Posted by RayJN 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

not able to publish?

Ive been tring to publish my instructable for a couple hrs and keep getting the add description before publishing notice. All my steps have title and I have hit save on each one at least ten times.....   :*( please help

Asked by younhacker23 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Won't publish

My login is     beerscout   and I have completed my first instructable. It stays in draft and won't publish. Please assist.

Posted by beerscout 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Unable to Publish

Hello I`m trying to publish my completed instructable, but i get the next error Please help resolve Attached Error thanks!@

Posted by RoeyLeon 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


I can not publish my instructable! it sais it is published but it does not come up if you search it and i can not add it toi any groups! please help!!!

Posted by uniFREAK134 10 years ago  |  last reply 6 days ago

cannot publish

For some reason i can not publish my work that i have been working on for days and everytime i try to edit there is a hand that goes up. How can I fix this? I need to have it submitted by the 10th

Posted by kerinlove 7 years ago

Unable to publish

I've been trying to publish a project since yesterday afternoon. Every time I get the error message : Servers are busy. Please wait a few minutes and try again. See screenshot. When I click publish the message "Generating image" appears in top right corner. (screenshot). After a minute or so of "generating image" I get the error message. The project edits and previews fine... but won't publish. I am new to instructables, but my last project went through without a hitch. Am I doing something wrong? Thanks for your help.

Posted by sergey levchin 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Instructable not published?

I published my first instructable 2 days ago, but it isn't showing up on the site.  I can see it through my own page, but the views are at 0.  I read that it can take some time for it to be published, but does it really take this long?

Posted by wizoftek 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Instructable publishing? Answered

I have published an instructable, but when I search for it, it doesn't come up?  Why?

Asked by Goalie1 9 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

can't publish?

I'm trying to enter the gardening contest.  I've uploaded pics, click "publish", but can not proceed.  I only see the publish image reminding me to add pics, which I already did. I've created two drafts of my entry, one in Firefox and one in Chrome browser.  Same thing in both.

Asked by vhfvhf 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Instructable Not Publishing

Last night I published my instructable called "As Cute as a Button" Magnets. I noticed this morning it hadn't gotten any views, and I looked for it on "Recent Instructables" and in the Living section and could not find it. I unpublished and republished the instructable, but still it has not shown up anywhere in the "Explore" area. Is it just taking a while to get published or what?

Posted by Jessie Marie 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Not able to Publish

Have been getting this message over the past couple days when trying to publish.  Please fix. Oops! We couldn't understand your request. Please contact us to tell us as much detail as possible about what you were trying to do when this happened.

Posted by DiyWaterDog 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Publishing Bug

I have some problem with an instructable that i posted 2 days ago. when i view my own profile, it shows that i have 12 instructables published. Truth is, i actually have 13, when i count each one individually. this is kind of bizarre, because, i usually see a lot of comments and favorites for my other instructables, not including this one. can someone tell me what is going on, and can the instructables support team try to help?

Posted by CODawesome 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Instructable Published but not there

So I posted this instructable  24 hours ago and I think it just showed up on the site.  I still can't find it in recent at all, so I'm not sure if it's fully there yet.  I know it probably just got stuck in the filters.  So my question is; is there any reason it got stuck?  Like is there something I can do to help my future instructables not to get stuck?  Any feedback is welcome! Thanks!

Posted by MsSweetSatisfaction 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Can't publish article ~

Can't publish my article! I tried Chrome 42.0.2311 ; IE 11.0.9600

Posted by wellywelly 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

Instructable wont publish

My instructable won't publish, it says generating image and then fails. Please help.

Posted by JP'sW 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Published instructable is not viewable

Hello, I published my instructable, however i can only view it when logged in. Please let me know what the problem is. There is no indication in the interface that it required approval. it said "published successfully" -Nick

Posted by SaveOurSkills 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Cant publish the instructable?

I embedded a video from youtube and made the instructable in edit, and whenever i hit publish nothing happens, what is going on?

Posted by alkalineanthea 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

how to publish a instructable? Answered

i made a instructable , i publish it but when i searching for it I cant find it. i tried to log out but nothing happen when i log in and i go to my profile i can watch it but when i search it i cant find it HOW TO PUBLISH IT??

Asked by Andrew_48 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Instructables not publishing correctly?

How come some of my instructables aren't accessible through any other means other than a direct link? I have a few instructables that cannot be found through a search on the website but I cannot figure out why.

Posted by mossimo3 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Should I publish this?

I just finished building a RepRap Huxley, and I took time lapse video of each build day. You can see everything on my blog post here. Instructables is a kind of showcase for my work and I was wondering if it would be appropriate to publish each video (there are four) as a step in an instructable. I didn't design the Huxley, and it would be difficult to reproduce my results just from watching the videos, but I did build it myself. That's why I can't decide if I should post it. I wouldn't want people to think I posted build instructions for the whole thing. So what you you think? I would love to get the opinion of some higher-ups.

Posted by JamesRPatrick 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Incorrect Publish Dates

I recently created several Instructables from some of my youtube tutorials, and was surprised to find that they didn't hit the "recent" list.  After some investigation I noticed that nearly all of them had a publish date of several days earlier than I actually published them which is causing them to show up so far down the recent list that they are unlikely to ever be seen.  Seems like they are all two days early.  Everyone of my published instructables listed as Nov 19, 2014 was actually published today Nov 21, 2014.  Infact the 19th even pre-dates the creation of some of the video content.

Posted by TabLeft 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Video Instructable not Publishing

I'm trying to publish a video instructable, every time I click on the Publish tab it goes back to the Edit tab without publishing or saying there is something wrong etc. I've tried with text and without text, i've added a thumbnail image. Not sure what else to try.

Posted by offtandiscord 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

How to get published?

I was wondering if there is anyone on here who has ever had a book published? I looked for an ible and couldn't find one.

Posted by Lithium Rain 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

FM Publishing and Instructables

Instructables has been invited to join Federated Media Publishing. To make this work, I need your help. Check out this short survey and the full post here.

Posted by ewilhelm 12 years ago

Publishing Non-public

Is there a way that I can do one of these two things 1. Publish my instructable so that others can see it, but can't find it on search (I want to send my in progress instructable to my friends to edit) or... 2. Allow another user to edit my instructable Please Help! <3 Buzz

Posted by Buzzsushi 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Having an error publishing

I'm trying to publish an instructable but keep getting an error. I'm using Firefox and have tried from the edit page, the author tools, and from my "you" section. I suppose that's what I get for waiting for the last minute for a contest entry.

Posted by zieak 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Unable to publish instructable

I am unable to publish my instructable which is saved in draft, even after clearing browser data and cache. I tried with google chrome as well as firefox and I am facing problems in both. My instructable is about Home-made Pasta and today is the last date for entering Pasta contest. Already sent a mail to service at instructables and got a suggestion to post a forum topic so that somebody can help. Please see the screenshot attached

Posted by antoniraj 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Error on publishing instructables ???

 Oops! We couldn't understand your request. Please contact us to tell us as much detail as possible about what you were trying to do when this happened.

Asked by Mahir Asrani 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

I'ble won't publish.

I'm not trying to complain or make an issue, just thought I'd put it out there.  I am having issues posting my latest I'ble. Everything's fine up until I hit the "Publish" button. Nothing happens, no error, my browser doesn't attempt to do anything.  I'm working from a Desktop. I tried clearing my cache, cookies, history, etc. I also tried on Chrome and FireFox.  I know you guys will get this squared away soon.  - Adam

Posted by Adam Gabbert 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Glitch: Can't publish?

When I add the body of text for each step, hit save and go to the next step, it carries over my text from the first step. When I delete that and add the text for my next step, save and go back to check the first page, it's the second step's text there on the first step page. Gah! Finally, after 4 different days/attempts at it, I thought 'this instructable is simple enough, why not just cram the steps onto the first page and let the fine people scroll through my photos and figure it out on their own' but when I did that and hit 'publish' it gave me a warning that said "Before publishing your instructable you must add a description'. Wah! Frustrating!  So I thought I outsmarted it, but it still won in the end.

Posted by jessandstavro 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

instructable &quot;published &quot; but not viewed

Hello, My Instructable "CoconutOlantern" shows published in my personal account info, but I can't seem to locate in the RSS feed. It also shows 0 views, which is pretty unusual. (I did enter this in the Halloween contest ) can you do somthing for me ;-) yrreiht

Posted by lesrebnav 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Recognition ! I will be published !

I have been published !   Well, the article will come out in the SPRING 2013  editiion of  "2600" magazine.   The aritcle will appear under the column:  Hacker Perspective.   BTW:  the picture is not what the new cover will look like....that is an older cover. The SPRING ediction of 2600 is out and in bookstores.  My article, should you choose to read material that will put you to sleep, is in the HACKER PERSPECTIVE section.   The magazine is Volume 30;  Issue nuber ONE.  (it comes out four times a year).  

Posted by Goodhart 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

published instructables not indexed?

Hi, I posted an instruction long time ago. Here is the title and link. How To Make Braided/Woven Headband Instructions ( I log in and posted another instruction this week and noticed that the above article has only been viewed 286 times. I copy/paste the exact title to google but couldn't find it. Then I copy/paste the title in, couldn't find it too. Same thing happens to my new instructions posted this week: How To Make Mini Korker Hair Bow Instructions ( Please advise. Thanks. Michelle

Posted by hipgirl 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Help Publishing a Guide? Answered

Hi, I am new to instructables and eager to share some of my articles on the site. I have a guide which i ready to be uploaded. After I enter all of the content, images and a video, I click "Save & Add Instructables". Then I get to a page that searches by the title of my article. According to this guide ( I should be able to select an article related to my topic and "ou can add that project to your guide. Just navigate to the project you want in your guide, scroll down to where it says "Add to a guide: (your guide's name)" Then click add." I have been browsing for long time and can't find that "Add to guide" button. I have tried in both FireFox and Chrome. Can someone help me? I have a free account, don't know if i need a Pro account, or if I am doing something wrong. Thanks :)

Asked by veritopixa 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Why an Instructables failed to publish?

Why there is the following error message when I tried to publish an Instructables: Your Instructable Failed to Publish.

Asked by babybayrs 5 years ago  |  last reply 6 weeks ago

Instructable published but not appearing anywhere

Hi, I posted my instructable this morning and it hasn't appeared yet in recent or when you search for it. I guess it could just be stuck in the filters maybe. It does appear in my published list but no where else.

Posted by ChrysN 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

How to publish a new instructable?

My new instructable shows as a "Draft." I do not know how to check if it is published. It never say, "published." Subject: Tripod for Camera, Disposable for World Travelers I am in Togo, West Africa, and American sites often shut me off, I am from Orland, Indiana, and even tried using teamviewer to publish from a USA IP. How do I check it is published? Or, what am I doing wrong? Thanks Andy Graham of Hobo Traveler com in Kara, Togo, West Africa frusted.

Asked by hobotraveler 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Sorry, we just can't find that one! -

I just published the following Instructable and I can only access If im logged in. I shared the link and I'm getting complaints that is not working.  Getting this message: Sorry, we just can't find that one! - But it actually shows up on the Technology Featured page. Can someone check?

Posted by noelportugal 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Instructable doesn't show

I made this ( public 12 hours ago. It hasn't shown yet...

Posted by inspiredwood 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Editing possible after publishing?

I really think there should be a FAQ for such basic questions, but I couldn't find one sooo... Wondering if it's possible to edit your instructible after you publish it?  Or is it possible to retract it (delete or unpublish)?

Posted by ceremona 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

Possible accidental early publishing?

Today, I got a comment from a random stranger whom I have never seen before on this site.  The comment was posted on an unpublished ible, which I have NOT posted a link to on the site.   Interestingly, looking at the publish date, it says it was published today, although I never published the ible at all, and earlier today it said [date] in that spot The instructable IS a collaboration with Oblivitus, who agreed to help me with a few images for it.  Keywords and categories have been added if that helps any.

Posted by DJ Radio 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

My instructable published but it is not visible.

My instructable says it published but the picture is darker that it should be and when I click on it I get this message: We're sorry, we couldn't find that one! I hope it isn't lost. The URL for the instructable is: I have had trouble publishing the last three instructables I have written. Am I doing something wrong? Are other people having this problem?

Posted by JRV31 3 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

My instructable won't publish.

My latest instructable won't publish, I did everything the way I always have and I get this error message: Oops! We couldn't understand your request. Please contact us to tell us as much detail as possible about what you were trying to do when this happened.

Posted by JRV31 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

published instructable not in search results

Sorry if this has been asked a million times, I couldn't see it in the last few pages of questions. I've published my first instructable and entered it into a contest, it doesn't however appear in the search results. People can see it from my profile and friends can see it if I send them the link. Will it not appear in the search results until it's been accepted/declined from the contest I entered it into? Thanks in advance.

Posted by Jayefuu 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 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  |  last reply 5 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  |  last reply 7 years ago

Can't Re-publish my Instructable

I'm trying to re-publish my instructable: and it won't allow it.  I'm getting the error message: "ERROR 401: edit object EHFJ8VFH7A8PLJ4" Please help!!!

Posted by ridiculously.awesome 6 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago