View All Steps

Hello Some of us like to view all the steps on 1 page. It would be very convenient if this was the default option to view all instuctables instead of having to click on the button for each one. Thanks

Posted by ak08820 3 years ago

Editor Bug - random steps disappearing

Another editor bug. I have been preparing a thirteen-step instructable. While I worked on the images on the introduction & step 2, all the text vanished from step 10, even though I hadn't touched it. When I re-typed step 10 and saved the project, step seven (a long step!) also vanished. @staff who read this, it's the project I mentioned on CT.

Posted by Kiteman 7 years ago

Why doesnt my steps save?

Okay, so I've been trying to complete this instructable but everytime I try to click "save and preview", it keeps going back to the "edit" and doesen't save the step. Even though I've also put a title to the step it still says "This is a required field". What should I do?

Posted by IlluminatedAntichrist 11 years ago

Why did you remove the "all steps on one page" for non premium users!?

I've enjoyed instructables for a LONG time now and have endured the annoyance that it is to have to sign in to view all steps on one page... Now that that's gone for non premium users I'm frankly annoyed. Why are you guys trying to FORCE me into buying a bloody membership!? You guys sell plenty of advertisements to cover the costs on here please give us non-wealthy a chance to view all the steps on a single page. I'm beginning to think they should just set up a completely separate pro website for instructables and leave us poor bastards behind but at least give us the all steps on a single page. Really unfair move guys! Change it back!

Posted by !werdna! 8 years ago

View All Steps not working

View All Steps is only showing the first page.  It was working last week, when will it be fixed ?

Posted by kymyst 5 years ago

Remove, Change order of steps method?

Hi all! Resolved I'm working on an instructables ( ) and I accidentally added a step. I would also like to switch steps 6 and step 7. How can I do that? Thanks! Also, if you have any general suggestions, please give them! Someone answered my question in the instructables IRC (Internet Relay Chat) -  in the editor I hit view all steps, and there there are little xs to delete steps, and you can drag and drop the steps.

Posted by schumi23 4 years ago

Unable to drag pictures and steps

Windows 7, google chrome. I'm unable to drag (change the order)  of pictures or steps. Is anyone else having this problem?

Posted by bajablue 5 years ago

Editor is duplicating / eating my steps

When I went to update my published instructible, the editor ate over my steps! How can I fix it? (Every time i try to re-edit, but then it eats over other steps.)

Posted by britsteiner 10 years ago

Using Editor: How to delete or rearrange steps?

I understand this new editor is drag and drop to delete or rearrange steps, but I can't seem to figure out how to do either!  Any help is appreciated!

Posted by thrashercharged 4 years ago

View All Steps Link-Button

It would be much more friendly if this link referenced an HTML bookmark so that is does not reposition the page to the top. 

Posted by pnosko 3 years ago

"View all steps on one page" Feature doesn't work anymore

Hey everybody, I checked out the site again today, and was looking through some instructables. But unfortunately, the "View all steps on one page" button won't work anymore :( Are there any known issues with it? NrDesign

Posted by nrdesign 8 years ago

Can't Delete Three Steps On My New Instructable

I am working on a new ible and can't delete some extra steps without deleting the entire instructable.  I am using Google chrome browser.  Here is the link:  Sorry you are so busy with all these issues!  Hope a light all the sudden comes on and fixes all of them and you can sit back a take a break!  Thanks for all you do. Sunshiine

Posted by sunshiine 6 years ago

Registering to see all steps

Maybe this has a topic already, if so, I apologise! I think it must be new, having to register to see all steps. I don't like it! Annoying for when I'm at school and don't want to log in and just generally inconvenient. I think it might put new people off using instructables because registering just to see how to do a project is quite a turn-off. I know the service is free and I feel bad only ever making a contribution to complain! Instructables is a great site and one of my most visited, I really do love it! Anyway, just my thoughts.

Posted by unigamer 11 years ago

No PDF button

Is there any reason why I can no longer download PDF's?  I don't do many just occasionally.

Posted by bricabracwizard 4 years ago

Layout changes not mentioned in Rachel's update

There were two fairly substantial (from the user's perspective) changes that Rachel forgot to mention in her Site Update post. First, by moving the search box and button up to the masthead, they have also eliminated the old-style "graphical search" interface completely.  It doesn't even show up as an alternative when a Google-driven search is made.  This has already led to two user complaints (here and here). Could the old-style interfce at least be put back on the search results page? UPDATE 17 Aug 2010: The "graphical search" link is back on the search-results page. Second, the interface when you first read an Instructable has been cleaned up substantially. All the steps, with photos and hover-text, are still there, but instead of a truncated table of contents (only the first ten steps), now the full intro and first step are shown immediately. It'll take a bit of getting use to for the old-timers, but I think it's a better interface for new users. Thanks to Rachel for getting these updates out, and especially for answering (pun intended) some of the requests from the community!

Posted by kelseymh 8 years ago

My Newest Instructable Insists That it Will Only View All Steps at Once

I made a new step-by-step in instructable, and it seems to insist that it all belongs on one page. ( )  I wonder if, perhaps, this might be a recent problem because my sister recently made her first instructable here and it did the same thing to hers.

Posted by ZephyrAryn 3 years ago

View all steps on one page

I've noticed that even when i'm not logged in i can still view all steps on one page, so whats the point of it being there ??? Cant it always be on one page? Instead of every time i go on an Instructable i have to click on 'view all steps on one page' Then to get back, i have to click back twice its just realy anoying... :/ Browser: Google Chrome Software: Vista

Posted by flerkster 6 years ago

All steps not working

I have been on instructables for a while and I have never had any problems, but recently, I cant access Allsteps i tried everything including typing the url myself. All that happens is that it takes me to the first step/introduction page, I would greatly appreciate it if Someone could help me solve this problem. Thanks, Matt

Posted by pivotgodxd 8 years ago

Firefox Scrapbook and Instructables "view all steps" issue

I take the internet with me when I travel. I use Firefox portable, on my thumbdrive to make sure it comes to me the way I'm used to. I also use ScrapbooK( add-on to keep local copies of the fun stuff I run across(for offline perusal when i DON'T have i-net access or just for archiving)Here's my dilema. For each instructable STEP, I get to choose only one image to archive full size. I'd like to be able to archive ALL the images in a given step.Scrapbook DOES do javascript capturing... but the extra images aren't captured. So if i manually save the images, and put them in the right place, the scrapbook page will switch correctly, but that just takes SO LONG! Please help if you can.(PS, NEVER capture at a depth of more than 1. it'll quickly turn into a game of six degrees of kevin beacon and you'll end up downloading half the internet!)

Posted by ironsmiter 11 years ago

View all steps and secondary pictures

I am sure that I'm not the only one with these feelings about the changes in the site "permissions" concerning guests viewing instructables. I have been looking at this site (which I love, by the way), but something that's really, well, stuck in my craw, is the fact that guests cannot view all steps or view other pictures. What purpose does this accomplish? Are the admins trying to bolster the number of members? Just because a viewer doesn't have an account does not mean that he shouldn't be allowed to view all the pictures. I am also having trouble understanding why the admins don't allow guests to view all steps. The site hasn't always been like this. Not too long ago anyone could use most of the understandable viewing features. An excerpt from the Terms and Condidtions of Use (from section 7, subsection F, first sentence): " Instructables, in its sole and absolute discretion, may preserve Content and may also disclose Content if required to do so by law or judicial or governmental mandate or as reasonably determined useful by us to protect the rights, property or personal safety of Instructables, Instructables users and the public." (go look at the last three words again) I don't know about anyone else, but I think that not seeing all the pictures detracts from the educational viewing experience. If anyone has a good perspective on this, I'd love to hear why the site is like this.

Posted by thecheese429 9 years ago

"All steps" option doesn`t work in Opera browser.

Hello! I`m experiencing the following problem: When logged in my account and viewing an instructable, I could cycle through the steps only or download the instructable as PDF. When clicking on the "All steps" icon, my browser refreshes and displays step 1 each time. I must click on the "Next step" button to view the instructable. It seems that this bug appears only to my Opera browser, since FireFox and Google Chrome are displaying the whole instructable, when clicking on the "All steps" icon.   Currently I`m using Opera 10.63 on Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS (Lucid Lynx) 64bit (core version 2.6.32-25).

Posted by Horadrim 8 years ago

Instructable steps being erased when I try to view them

I have been working on a QBasic instructable for some time now, and when ever I try to load a step, it takes it for ever to load, and in the process, it seems to end up saving the step during the loading when the old step is still displayed, pretty much erasing the step( I already lost a few steps. which is very annoying since a instructable like this one does not have a clear cut path that the step follow). The weird part is that it seems to work just fine when I open it on my old desktop running Windows XP, but when I open it on my laptop with Windows Vista, it gets buggy.(I'm using firefox, for the record) any suggestions?

Posted by dsman195276 9 years ago

We must keep the Allsteps preference!

The title says it all, Allsteps should be a benefit when we register, Now we are going being treated like dirt by the system! We are being removed of all the basic features! What do you think about this happening? Do you think it is fair? do you think it Should be done? And do you think madness will occur when it takes effect?

Posted by ReCreate 9 years ago

Tips for Making Instructables Easier, Faster, & Better

*Typing...* It took me about a week to make my Instructable on my magnetic pegboard, and about a month to make my I'ble on SpectrumLED. Now I don't even want to know how much time it took chr to make his 8X8X8 LED Cube Instructable... 2 Weeks ago, I published an Instructable on my Articulating Lamp, I don't think it took me more than 3-4 hours... Other than the fact that I now have way more experience, I've thought of several tips that decrease the amount of time I have to sit in front of  the computer and type, by a HUGE amount. If making and I'ble is a lot of work, it'll feel like work, and I'll need to take a break... If it's fairly easy, I'll want to make more! I will leave some of the tips that I've come up with in the comments. If you have your own leave them in the comments below!

Posted by Yonatan24 2 years ago

8 Step – Step Sequencer

As i can not post a step by step tutorial because of an JSON error here's my tutorial. More infos at

Posted by knuppel 6 years ago

Typing in the Step-by-Step Editor

There is a bug when typing in the step-by-step editor. The cursor blinks over the letter not to the side of the letter.

Posted by BenjiDaa 4 years ago

How to add step??

I am new here and i am in the middle of trying to create a step by step instructable but i cannot find an add step button!   Where is it???

Posted by SpencerrH 6 years ago

Step Numbering

Is there a way to change the step numbering?  Right now, Instructables automatically gives me "Step 1.00", "Step 2.00", etc.  But what if I wanted to add "Step 2.20"? Is there a way to do this?  Thanks.

Posted by bigbuttonfun 4 years ago

Everytime I add a new step, it mimics the previous step.

Hi Everytime I try to add a step in my instructable, the new step shows up, but it is not empty.  It shows the same data that is in my introduction.  If I add several steps, the same things happens.  if I try to delete any information from any of these steps, all of the steps show the same change....

Posted by EngineeringShock 7 years ago

Arduino 8 Step Sequencer

Hi! I'm working on a arduino based step sequencer: I'll try to translate it to english, asap. knuppel

Posted by knuppel 5 years ago

How to script LUA (basics step by step)

Need help please

Posted by awesome3612 6 years ago

Editor not saving step when reordering

In the editor, for an instructable, a step that would otherwise be automatically saved is NOT when you click 'Reorder steps.' all progress on that step since the last save is lost. 

Posted by drinkmorecoffee 6 years ago

Can I convert a Photo Instructable to a Step-by-Step?

I tried searching for the answer to this with no luck.  I posted a few Photo Instructables yesterday and I'd like to edit them to be Step-by-Step Instructables.  Is that possible or do I have to start over?

Posted by craftystaci 7 years ago

"View all steps" button isn't working

Since yesterday the "View all steps"-buttons are not working. Page reloads, only the first step is visible. Very annoying, all that clicking at the end of every step. Mac OSX 10.6.8 -  Firefox 31.0

Posted by ariekaptein 4 years ago

Cannot edit my 'ible, won't let me save a step or go to other steps.

When i try to edit my 'ible, I cannot add images or save the step. I have added images and image notes on the first 2 steps, but cannot add images to the other steps. The only way I can switch to another step is to switch to the old editor and click the step. even then I can't save the step. Any help would be appreciated.

Posted by Cartermarquis 9 years ago

Step-by-step Ible preview rendering

When looking at the preview for a new Ible, I saw the following screen (FF 14 Win XP yada yada) Some formatting issue/font size problem.

Posted by steveastrouk 6 years ago

Step one keeps popping up!!!!!!

Now, for WHATEVER reason, step one shows up in EVERY STEP YOU CLICK ON!!!!!!!!!!!  Now that is the most useless and pointless thing I have ever seen on this site.  I mean, WHY????  If you need to see step one again, just click on it!!!!!  The step one thing gets in the way, and it is really distracting!

Posted by eulaliaaaa! 8 years ago

9 - Step Origami

NOTE: try guessing the final result before reaching the last step.

Posted by JoudA1 1 year ago

Text for different steps is mixed up and lost

When I was editing a several-step long Instructable, I would click away from the first step to the next step, and all of the text description would be copied over (and the original was lost). It happened 3 or 4 times today. 

Posted by LifegraphLabs 5 years ago

NOO! My step got deleted!

I was editing my instructable, and I DO like the new features (re-order steps, save now, etc.), BUT - I was getting rid of a step I had just added in (it was nearly blank) because I realized I didn't need it, and instead of removing THAT step, it removed the one BEFORE it. I spent probably an HOUR on the step before it. I may want to add this instructable into a contest in the future, but I DON'T want to have to re-make that step! :( Is there a way to get it back? This bug needs to be fixed; I'm sure I selected the right step!

Posted by RPisces 10 years ago

New I'ble single-step URLs are broken for steps 10 and later

As Jamalam posted this morning, a new bug was introduced with the overnight feature rollout.  For published Instructables, the individual steps now have human-readable URLs of the form "" (e.g., "").  This is really nice. Unfortunately, the server-side code which generates these URLs is buggy.  For two-digit steps (step10 and higher), the URL does not resolve correctly, reverting back to the intro step.  You'll see this if you follow the link above.

Posted by kelseymh 8 years ago

All steps not working in Firefox

While using firefox, if I click on all steps and it just reloads the step 1 page. It works fine in IE, as well as IE can work. This has been a problem for at least a month, probably when you switched to jump links. Please fix this as it is annoying to click through all the short steps.

Posted by MysticX 8 years ago

Two bugs with Instructables layout update -- Step 1 is inescapable

In a recent post, I mentioned that the presentation of Instructables had changed slightly.  Instead of the first ten steps in a "table of contents", now you see the Intro and Step 1 in full.  It turns out that there are two bugs associated with this change. First, Step 1 seems to  always show up, whether you've viewing the Intro, or viewing Step 17. UPDATE 17 Aug 2010:  This has been fixed. Second, when you click on the links for either the Intro or Step 1,  you see the same thing, those two steps together in full. UPDATE 17 Aug 2010:  Actually, if you click on the Step 1 icon in this case, the page jump-scrolls to the start of the Step 1 text.  This is a feature, not a bug. There's no problem with "View All Steps" (for paid users).  That behaves the same way it always has. UPDATE 17 Aug 2010:  "View All Steps" now uses jump-scrolling.  If you click on any of the step icons at the top of the I'ble, your browser will scroll to the start of that step on the same page, rather than loading a new page.    This is a feature, not a bug.

Posted by kelseymh 8 years ago

Japanese editor have a problem.

It seems like the editor have problem in Japanese site. I can create an instructables and steps(add step), but couldnot edit a step. When I select a step, it apear an intro page. English site is ok for editing a step. Please fix it.

Posted by yshiozawa 4 years ago

New "all steps" summary redundant?

There's a new "summary of all steps" added to the end of the intro step of each instructable. Maybe it's just me, but isn't it a bit overkill, with the already existing thumbnail previews? OK, maybe my 25-step instructable is unusual...

Posted by gmoon 10 years ago

I miss the thumbnail step-by-steps

I just want to grip how I miss the pop out thumbnails that used to be at the top of the page. I really don't like clicking over and over with next or view all just to see the video or finished "toy" on the last step.

Posted by robbtoberfest 5 years ago

Unable to edit image-free steps of Instructable.

I had great difficulty finishing off my latest Instructable. It's 8 steps, and I had all 8 written, but only images on seven of them. When I tried to edit the final step and add an image, the editing page froze.  When I clicked on the step with no image, I got the "saving" spinner, which spun for a few minutes, and then it went back to the first step (not the intro). I tried re-ordering the steps, moving the image-free step to step seven temporarily, but it still froze when I clicked on the image-free step. I eventually had to delete the step completely (using the re-ordering tools) and re-create it from scratch. Bug experienced on up-to-date Firefox and XP and on slightly out-of-date Linux and FF.

Posted by Kiteman 7 years ago

"Step 1" bug.

Just a quickie. I saw this a few hours ago but thought nothing of it. Step 1 of an instructable appears on the intro page. Is this meant to happen? Is it a new update or a bug?

Posted by Hiyadudez 8 years ago

Can't save text or divide text into seperate steps when writing an Instructable

Spent most of my 'free' time Saturday trying to write an instructable. I'm in step by step mode. I can add steps. I can title and add pictures to each individual step, but any text I add appears in all steps and doesn't save when I save the instructable. Sounds like maybe a problem with my Internet settings?

Posted by zerochance 7 years ago