Redirect to Submit page

Every time I click on a link in the email newsletter, it first takes me to the correct page, and then automatically redirects to "". It's really annoying because I have to copy/paste the link for it to work. The redirect also happens sometimes when I click the "Next" button on any instructable.

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

Too many redirects.

Having problems with opening select instructables on iPhone running 5.00. I get an error: "Page cannot open. There were too many redirects." (paraphrased) These instructables work from my Mac, using both Safari and Firefox. Here is one 'bad' site: Anyone else having this issue??

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

redirected to a supicious site

Ok guys, I dont know if anybody else has noticed this so here goes.  I was viewing this: , instructable at 8:01PM tonight.  When without even touching my mouse I was redirected here: ( I would advise NOT clicking this).  I'm not sure if this is something dangerous or if it is an ad for something. Has this happened to anyone else? Does anybody know anything about this? 

Posted by junits15 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Login redirect annoyance...

Annoyance: Forgetting to login to instructables, and then not being able to redirect to the instructable I was  viewing without having to find it again.  I login at work and have to wipe the browser whenever I leave.  When I come back and find a really spiffy instructable that I want to look deeper into, I have to log in.  That directs my browser to my profile page, instead of staying where I was with the mini login.  When I click "Back" on the browser, I am prompted to login again.  GRR!  Is there a fix for me?

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

Redirected to other website

Lately whenever I visit I get redirected to:;arg1=http:%20delb%20opt%20fimserve%20adopt%20?r=h&l;=96138f2b-d90c-4cfa-9e7a-8ea9bdf9522e&sz;=728x90&neg;=&ega;=&puid;=&rnd;=21368%20&cx;=partner-pub-8834790871905156%3Af2xzzwyyn77&cof;=FORID%3A10&ie;=UTF-8&said;=&do;=search∅=0 It is very annoying and it is nearly impossible to navigate your website. I have run Norton Antivirus and found nothing. It has only done this with so far, not with any other websites.

Posted by Sooney-Roo 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). 

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

Magnetic field redirection? Answered

Hi, I've never seen a community so welcoming and intuitive than the instructables community, so I decided this website is the best place to ask my question. I'm sure there is someone hidden deep within the fathoms of instructables that is versed in the matter of magnetic field redirection. I'm working on a project that I will post an 'ible of, (truly wireless speakers ;)) but I need some method of redirecting a magnetic field so it doesn't interfere with the speakers. I have heard of some methods, i.e. Mu metals, MagnetShield, but these are not easy to come by, especially in the UK. I have considered ordering from the manufacturer, but I am not willing to pay the exorbitant shipping costs. I would firstly like to know if such a material exists, or if alternative/better/cheaper methods are available, secondly, whether or not it can be procured in the UK, and if so, where, and thirdly, proper application of such a material. I have done lots of research into the matter, but have been left fruitless. I'm sure someone can help.                                                                 Merry Christmas,                                                                                             icyseptember

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

Redirecting a mechanical force? Answered

Hi, im looking for some help with a physics/engineering type problem. Im looking for the most effective method of tranfering a mechanical force from one direction to another. For example if i had a 1" horizontal rod struck on its east face which then begins to travel westward on a fixed horizontal track, im looking for a method of transfering the energy (not sure if thats the right word) in the opposite direction. A few important factors are that the rod which is struck does need to travel around 4 inches on the fixed rail, and any vertical movement needs to be kept to a minimum. Below is one of my early ideas, serves little pupose as the mechinism is too large but gives you the jist of what im talking about.

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

Instructables unusable on an iPad unless logged in.

Instructables is unusable on the iPad due to advertisement redirects constantly taking you to a new page. Horrible “Congratulations!!!! You won an Amazon or Walmart Gift Card! Pop ups and redirects. Please fix! This happens in Chrome or Safari in multiple IOS versions. This has been happening for several weeks now.

Posted by Frankincell 1 year ago  |  last reply 2 months ago

Bacon Tab Redirecting to Gardening

HUEHUEHUE, didn't know that you could plant bacon.

Posted by Misac-kun 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

This webpage has a redirect loop

When I try viewing a fill preview of my instructables, I get the following message from Chrome (as does anyone else I send the link to): This webpage has a redirect loop The webpage at has resulted in too many redirects. Clearing your cookies for this site or allowing third-party cookies may fix the problem. If not, it is possibly a server configuration issue and not a problem with your computer. Learn more about this problem. Error code: ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS I have tried clearing my cache, using incognito mode, and nothing seems to help. This is an instructables that I published privately, then unpublished, and made public again.  I searched the forums for "redirect loop," but nothing came up..  Link: Operating System: OS X (10.8.4) Browser: Chrome (28.0.1500.95)

Posted by cat-haines 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

How to redirect Bicycle chain?

I'm working on a [secret] project that involves a recumbent bicycle. I'm going to have to use a long, tandem bike chain. The problem is, the pedals are going to be mounted at approximately a 32-43 degree angle to the rear axle, with an obstruction (me and my seat) in the way. Is there a way to some how redirect the chain, so that it would go under me? Thanks!

Posted by Bran 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

Pages redirected when opened!

As of recently, whenever I click on anything in (a link to a guide, view all steps, links within the page, ect), the page will show up and then near immediately redirect to either the homepage or the Submit page! I'm not sure why it's doing it... I recorded a screencast since screenshots wouldn't help :) Thank you! (I can always upload this to youtube if it's preferred) The below is an example: I only refreshed the webpage once

Posted by magicakes 6 years ago

iOS app redirects login

I can't sign into the Instructables Apple iOS app from my iPad, with my account credentials.  Each time I click on anything to do with account, login, or settings, it redirects and opens the Instructables site in the browser. After I enter the account info into the browser and log in, I am still not logged into the app. Repeatedly I have tried different methods of connects, but still have this issue.  Has anyone else had this issue, found a work-a-round, or knows what the problem is? 

Posted by auchaus 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

Nasty looking mobile ads

A buddy of mine showed me this pop-up ad he got when he was looking over a guide I made recently.  He had the same issue the last time I made a guide.  These pop-ups are annoying enough that he never uses Instructables because of it.  To be honest, I don't blame him. I know you guys use AdSense for advertising and I don't really know the solution to this issue, but I wanted you all to be aware of it.  Less internet savvy people might be freaked out by ads like this.  

Posted by _diyMATT 1 year ago  |  last reply 11 months ago

Redirect to Amazon gift card scam

Links in email from 2/18 are being redirected to the page attached

Posted by pjbuilds 12 months ago  |  last reply 10 months ago

Why does the "instructables+robot" profile redirect to "Instructables-robot"? Answered

I was recently looking at caitlinsdad's first instructable. On it was a comment by "Instructables Robot" (Note the space). When I clicked on the profile, it redirected me to "Instructables-Robot" (note the dash). So my question is: why does the instructables robot profile redirect to "Instructables-robot"?

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

I keep getting a redirect loop error message, how do I clear the cache for this site to see if that is the problem?

I used to be able to view all the instructables but lately I keep getting the redirect loop error message. Please help or I will jut delete the whole site from my email. Thanks. Joe

Asked by joek833 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Can't access Instructables - page isn't redirecting properly

Hello. Today I tried accessing the following link But I get the following message: 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. Can you people access that page?

Posted by CheckDavid 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago can't login to the site using IE10

There is an issue where IE10 and above users cannot log in to, due to the cache headers sent to IE with the URL redirection response. To reproduce, simply navigate to and attempt to log in using IE10. Notice nothing happens upon submitting credentials. The issue is upon redirection to;=/id/edit. This redirection response is sometimes sent with a Cache Header, ( with Cache-control:private, max-age:86400) and sometimes is sent with Cache-control:no-cache, in which case it works correctly. So wininet caches it, since in urlmon we set INTERNET_OPTION-ENABLE_REDIRECT_CACHE_READ. Now, when we enter credentials and login, we again try to get to with the right cookies. But since we have cached the redirect, instead of resending HTTP request we again end up on the login page.  

Posted by IECompat 3 years ago

Why don't old /community/* urls redirect to new /topics/* urls????

All of the older links to a topics on Instructables link to urls, but a while ago (I'm not sure exactly when) all the /community/* pages were moved to /topics/*. Clicking the old /community links returns a 404 error, which is annoying because then I have to manually replace the "community" with "topics" in the url. So my question is, why can't all the /community/*/ pages redirect to their respective /topics/*/ pages?

Posted by scitronboy 3 months ago

Can't start a new instructable

The system will not allow me to start an instructable.  On page, when the Submit New Instructable button is pressed. Firefox comes up with: 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. Anybody able to help?

Posted by Bruwer 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Search engine virus?

Occasionally, when I try to click a link to a web page (especially links that have already been clicked on and are purple,) I will be redirected to a different (and often generic/unrecognized,) website. I have had issues with this virus on a different computer and want to know if anybody knows anything about it. As in the other computer, when I am redirected, the small website identifier image (to the left of the URL,) changed to a sort of bluish 2 with kind of a flourish to it. A name to the virus would be helpful and a way to destroy it would be even more so.

Asked by An Villain 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

What would be the best way to redirect LED light in a limited space (as esthetically possible)?

LED's will be mounted in a wooden frame that is about 2 inches (50 mm)  in height, facing at a right angle to the object illuminated, but mounted "normally" in the frame (through hole).  BTW, the "light" included in some of the LED's will be near IR and UV. SO, I need any light "escaping" to the "other 3 directions or sides" of the LED, redirected towards "the fourth side".    No, I can not turn the LED's, at least I don't have a way at this time to and still distribute the output evenly. I've included a little sketch of what I mean.  The "viewer" is positioned from Your viewpoint, the width of the frame I have above is the small area I have to work with, and I don't want the "solution" to be esthetically UGLY either if that can be avoided.

Asked by Goodhart 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Help Redirecting XP File From LPT1 To New USB Printer? Answered

Really need to find a way to send a file that used to work on an  XP  Line printer using this command   COPY H.PRN LPT1: /B When that printer died I bought an  HP OFFICEJET 6500/A Plus which works on USB with all other XP software I've tried many variations : C:\CAD>COPY H.PRN USB 4: The system cannot find the drive specified. C:\CAD>REM /B C:\CAD>REM same result 0 to 9 USB\ C:\CAD>pause Press any key to continue . . . _ A working solution, be it Hardware or Software, will be Greatly appreciated.

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

Unable to create instructables- Redirected to RegisterNew

Dear all, Since a week i am not able to make ANY new instructables on ANY of my Machines. The new instructable button simply re-directs me to- I tried clearing the cahce, Cookies and trying it on 3 PCs that I have. Same problem. Please help.

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

Why Cant I join a group?

I try to join a group, but some works, and some others just redirect me to the same page. Can someone Help?

Posted by Batryn 10 years ago

Ibles bug

Whenever anyone clicks on step 10 or above on the latest instructable that I posted, the link redirects them to the intro page. The same thing happens to me, and I can't access it. Help?

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

Brasgoggles down again?

Is it just me from Romania, or is down again? it just tells you you are going to be redirected to the site, but then it never loads. nor are the bookmarks i have set in firefox loading. anybody? help?

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

Why does Google Chrome always take me to instead of Answered

When I use Google Chrome I usually just search from the address bar or let it complete the website name I want to finish.  For some reason when I search ebay it auto-redirects me to, the Chinese ebay.  I've visited the Chinese one like once but I want to see the American ebay.  I tried googling my question but I couldn't find a good way to phrase it to find the answer.  How do I fix this?

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

Home Dial-In Server

I'm trying to set up a home dial-in server. I'd like it to have these features: -Runs from DOS -Can answer on the fourth ring -If no one is home, can redirect the call to the answering machine if it does not detect a computer on the other end (I.E. redirect if it doesn't hear computer tones) That last note is especially important. I've looked at the getty series, but it seems that it's only for Linux. Is there a way to do it with Kermit, C-Kermit, or any other of the Kermit programs? Any help would be appreciated, thanks in advance.

Posted by 1up 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

As soon as I go to "Easy usb paracord flash drive case", I'm logged off!

And when I log back on it redirects me to the "you" page. What is this I don't even?

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

Problem on creating new account with Safari (snow leopard)

I can't register using Safari Browser on Snow Leopard. It redirect me on the homepage once I click the register button. So I used Firefox instead.

Posted by gnetro 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

iPad/shortcut bug

When trying to click "shortcuts" "recent", I am redirected to my shortcuts editing page after clicking the shortcuts tab, but before having a chance to click the recent link. Haven't tried it on my PC, it may just be an iPad problem.

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

Anyone having trouble opening the instructables home page?

Other pages on the site seem to work, but even clicking the Robot in the upper left corner gives me:  "Firefox has detected that the server is redirecting the request for this address in a way that will never complete"?

Asked by roccopeterbilt 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Wordpress Woes - "Sorry you are looking for something that isn't there"? Answered

I recently scrapped my old website layout and went with Wordpress to manage my content. I installed it in the root directory, so at rather than I want to add some static pages, in a directory under than, for sake of example lets call it Any file that I put in there used to be visible, but Wordpress has taken over and since it doesn't have that URL in its database it redirects the user to a "nothing found for _____" page. How can I stop it from redirecting to that page and allow me to have a few static pages (not like normal pages that wordpress lets you publish, I want to show someone a test design for a website I designed for them). There are ways I can get around it, like hosting on a different server, but this is bugging me now so I want to solve it. I'm guessing my problem is something to do with the Permalinks settings in WP or perhaps my .htaccess file but I'm not sure what terms to use in google to get my answer. Any suggestions?

Asked by Jayefuu 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 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  |  last reply 2 years ago

Why the welcome page doesn't alllow me to see any instructabe?

I can acces the instructables via the specific link or google search but after a few seconds it redirects me to the welcome page again

Asked by tomvem5 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Can any one tell me how to attach a link coded in html editor? like a landing page. Thanks?

I can not figure out how to write a link that says download here and have a html editor keep the url redirect to the link download here.

Asked by Lisaw23 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

What is going on with the login?

I cannot stay logged in. If I am on an instructable page and log in to view all steps on one page (the only way I will view an 'ible, period), once I successfully log in it redirects me to my 'you' page. If I navigate to any other page, such as an instructable I wish to view, it forgets my login and I am logged out. If I try to simply log in with the login form at the top of every page, it doesn't do a thing at all, I do not get logged in, the page isn't redirected, I don't get any errors... nothing happens at all! I tried Firefox, Chrome, and even exploder. I checked cookie status and cache (cleared both, made sure it is allowing cookies, etc.), and nothing changed. So what the heck is going on?!?!?!

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

Blank Page When Trying To Edit Instructable

I'm trying to edit an old instructable that was made back when "photo instructables" were a thing. When I try to click on the edit button, the page goes blank. Here's a link to the i'ble. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Posted by Sadi789 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

Live video for night vision goggles? Answered

Hi, I want to get live video streaming from this camera (;=true&ref;_=ox_sc_act_title_3∣=AOEPEY6PZCP7F) to stream to this screen (;=true&ref;_=ox_sc_act_title_2∣=A1DBCKGXGABBQV) What do I need to connect them? the connecting cables on the two look to be the same so they won't connect. I would prefer to keep this all wired together (no tx/rx) Also, I don't see power inputs on either, what would I need to power them. I will use ir leds for illumination but that's all figured out (night vision goggles using something similar to fpv goggles with a camera on the front)

Asked by baconatorbot 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

New website login issues

I have noticed that with the new website logging in is somewhat messed up. Example:Get an email from instructables, click on something interesting - I am not logged in. Click on the 'favorite' icon - sends me to the login page, where I log in, which then redirects me to the front page, not the page I was favoriting. Hit back twice to go back to the page I was viewing, expecting that the login infomration would be cached now, but when I hit the favorite link, I am again redirected to the login page, and then again back to the front page.Frustrated now, do a search from the home page and try to find the page i was looking at so that I can finally mark it as a favorite. ----Secondarily, as another data point, I don't think that the new website layout is an improvement. Too much whitespace in lots of places.

Posted by SteveDonie 11 months ago

Visit My Site issue.

Hi Guys, I'm trying to add my blog to my profile information, but after I inserted it and went to an Instructable I created, if I press the "Visit My Site" button(Website URL), it redirects me to the same page I am instead of my blog. How can it be fixed? Regards  

Posted by duartejm 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 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 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Every time I google something, or yahoo something, (For example, Instructables, which I did) it redirects me to or something like, then when I click backspace, my ant-virus thing kicks in and tells me that the website will give me virus and trojans and what not, and gives me the option to leave the site. Has this been happening to anyone else?

Posted by Rock Soldier 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Download/Print PDF not working

Each time I try to download a PDF on my iPad all it does is refresh the page. When I try on my MacBook, every time I click on the PDF icon, it requests me to sign in again and then redirects to the first step in instructions. The Print PDF link on both my iPad and MacBook are unresponsive. All the other links work. Help?

Posted by littlemermaid93 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Why can't I download a PDF?

I am a Pro member. The other day I tried to download ( this recipe and got an error message, saying to come back. Today, I am consistently redirected to the login box (which I have filled in) but can't ever actually download the PDF. Your help is appreciated.

Asked by Cat00x 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Hijacked by ads on mobile site

Lately the ads on the mobile site have been redirecting me away from instructables. It’s become such a problem that I won’t use the mobile site anymore. It’s a hassle to go get on my computer when I just want to skim through projects and get new ideas. I’d very much like to see the ads changed.

Posted by seabeepirate 1 year ago  |  last reply 12 months ago

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