Wrong Title After Publishing

I just published an instructable and for some reason the title was changed to one of the section titles.  I was able to restore the title in the instructable, but the link has a misleading URL.  How can this be corrected to reflect the title of the instructable?

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


 Should  " do it yourself" or " home made" or "hack" be a part of a title  on any giving instructable?

Posted by coolbeansbaby68 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago

I wanna see a K'nex PS-G1!!!!!

LOOK AT TITLE! Here's a ref pic, it's mine.

Posted by DrWeird117 10 years ago | last reply 9 years ago

A new K'nexer!!!

Guys, 'specially you, Jollex. There's a new K'nexer out there. His user is rachat21. He's cool. He loves K'nex, so give 'm a warm welcome. He's a friend. Just do it. His page:https://www.instructables.com/member/rachat21Thanks, guys.

Posted by DrWeird117 10 years ago | last reply 9 years ago

How do I change the title of my instructable after it has been posted? Answered

I have already tried unpublishing it, making the changes and republishing it. I just want to change the title of the first page as it is not very descriptive!

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

How to change the title image of a draft instructable

Hi, i'm unable to change the title image of a draft instructable, the one that is shown when i click on my profile - Draft Instructables page. any help very much appreciated cheers juergen

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

£ (pound) sign in the title

I cant get a £ sign in the title of my instructable. it works fine in the main text body of the 'ible but just not in the title! all i get is a little box with FFFD written in it. someone said type alt+0163 rather than shift+3 but it didnt do anything. im not clued up on code speak so if answers could be aimed at the layman i am that would be great. any help?

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

Which is the better picture to use for a title image?

I have a new instructable in the works after a long hiatus :) I have some options for the title image for my next instructable and I don't know which one to choose.  So picture 1 (jar with green napkin), picture 2 (jar with wooden background), picture 3 (close up), or picture 4 (jar with green background)?

Posted by jen7714 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago

Need to Change title of Link to my instructable

Hi guys and girls, I just published an instructable and I had a typo in the title. I wrote Duck tape instead of Duct Tape.(dont tell me you havent done that! LOL) Anyway, so I went through and changed the title in the edittor and unpublished and republished the instructable. The link at the top of the web browser (and the final downloadable .pdf) still say DUCK_TAPE_BINDING... Its funny, but its not.. I need an admit to change it for me. I've been trying for a couple of hours now, and there is nothing I can do client-side to change it. Thanks!

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

Title image for instructable isn't consistent

I posted this instructable this morning, and only just noticed that the main image you see when viewing the instructable and the main image you see when browsing or looking at my instructables on my member page are different images. Is there a bug, or is there something you need to do to specify the main image in the new editor?

Posted by M3G 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago

paintball mask upgrade

Does any 1 have any paintball mask mods better than mine ? mine has a sight on it that works for my gun too homade scope also i will try to post it soon

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

No more author names?

I have noticed that the author's names are not attatched to the posts anymore, i.e. -"My Post" By:Tinker83- in the intro. is this going to be a permanent fixture or is it something temporary? it's not a huge problem, but its kind of nice to just look up and see who wrote it.

Posted by Tinker83 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago

I cannot get my desired thumbnail to be the actual thumbnail. Answered

So placed my desired thumbnail as the very first picture in the intro, but for some reason, the 4th image is being used. I have been working on the instructable for a while, and I assume that it is because for the longest while the 4th image was the first image and thus the thumbnail.  But now I have added more pictures before said picture, and it is still the thumbnail. I have removed it from the Instructable, but it is still the lead image. I have removed other images and rearranged them, but to no avail.  Will the thumbnail change when the site does an automatic update? Or should I be doing something else?

Asked by Chimex14 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago

Have a "bold" option in an Instructables title -Idea

Have a "bold" option in an Instructables title -Idea: It would be nice if I there was an option to have part of a title in "bold"

Posted by Yonatan24 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago

What does the I'bles hand mean after the title of one of my unpublished I'bles? Answered

Title says it all. Was the I'ble featured before I unpublished it?

Asked by H1T4TCH1 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago

The Title's of Instructables aren't being changed anymore in the Newsletter?

Has the staff stopped changing the title's of Instructables that get featured in the Newsletter? They used to change it, but it looks like they've stopped doing that. Why?

Posted by Yonatan24 2 years ago | last reply 2 years ago

Titles - can we add a subcategory? like HTM Candy: Hard Candy, or HTM Candy: Gummies

I have a couple of different Instructables that I'd like to post, and they both fit the same title. Could I add a subtitle to the official required title to make it a more specific like this? How to Make Candy: Hard Candy How to Make Candy: Gummies I've seen some people do that, but don't know if that is what you are looking for.

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

Title in Primary Images

Dear Instructables Authors, Does anyone find the current trend of putting the title of an ible in the primary image as visually offending as I do? The format of the site puts the title right below the image in a concise and legible manner that doesn't interfere with the image of the project. Why clutter your image with unnecessary (often poorly chosen) typography? Please stop. Sincerely, Aesthetically Repulsed

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

Help Identifying Mario Title? Answered

Hey all- here is a question that has just come up. While playing some mario videogames, in a conversation I remembered an old mario title I used to play. I only played it a couple times though, so I dont remember a whole lot. I dont remember the title at all- just a few details. I remember it was 3D, and I *think* it was played on a Nintendo 64. It had a castle on the main entry. It had paintings (which were locked), and I remember something about penguins. I remember a level up in the sky, and of course, rescuing Princess Peach was the main objective. I think it is Super Mario 64, but am not sure. If anyone knows the title or if it is available for a Wii, please let me know. 

Asked by astroboy907 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago

Are any knexers going to go pro??

The title says it all. Are any of you knexers going pro?? It only takes a few seconds to answer K~SC

Asked by Killer~SafeCracker 9 years ago | last reply 7 years ago

How to make a Graphical Search and still keep the keyword in the title?

When I want to search instructables related to love for example, I put "heart" in the searchbox and a lot of related instructables appear. Good. The problem starts when I want to do a graphical search to actually see the project, but when I want it sorted by "Featured", "Views" or other thing, the search engine searches for the word "heart" in the whole instructable! If it's an instructable about a laser cutter for example, just because the ible' says in a step "You can make coins, hearts, etc etc......" the search engine automatically puts it on top of the list because it's featured.... How stupid is this?!?!?! Can someone help me please? Thanks for your kind responses.

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

What the difference between SNES roms with different filename spellings? ([!] [h1] [t1])

I've seen these ("codes?)" all over the place, and I have no clue what they mean... Usually a ZIP file will come with 3 roms, each spelled different. Any help would be great... Thanks. -Shadow Ops

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

sutaible title??

What would be a sutaible title for a arduino controller flickring LED candle

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

Instructable steps - formatting has changed - extra characters

My instructable has changed.  https://www.instructables.com/id/Electronic-Wart-Removal-8211-No-Blood-Little-/ The step title formatting is not what I entered.  I typed in the title but when previewed shows only part of the title with the rest of the title within the text body.  It also has extra text, strange characters showing in the preview screen. When the whole step is viewed it looks correct.  It's in the quick view (cursor over the step) that the problem shows.

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

Question about URLs Answered

How come some instructables are "www.instructables.com/id/CDSKBCBDSHCJ" and some are "www.instructables.com/id/title-of-instructable-here" P.S. neither of those are actually links. I know how many of you clicked on them.

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

How to fix error in title of my instructable?

I recently submitted my first instructable, "Easy But Addicting Garlic & Butter Snack Mix".  Before publishing it I spell-checked it twice and made good and sure that there were no typos or mispellings.  It has now been published, and there is a GREAT BIG TYPO in the title!!!  It appears this way: "Easy But Addicting Garlic & Butter Snack M&hellip".  This is not how it was submitted, and when I click on the entry the title appears just fine; it is only in the main page of Snack Food Contest entries that it appears wrong.  I have submitted 2 emails to the instructables team but keep getting automated responses that are of no help.  I can't seem to fix the problem in "edit" from my account, as it appears to be fine when I view it that way.  How did this happen, and how do I get it corrected?  Help!!

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

Spellcheck feature missing in create instructable title form field

1. What Operating system the device you are using OS X YOSEMITE 10.10.3 2. Browser information including version number, if you're using the mobile app include app version number. CHROME FOR DESKTOP Version 42.0.2311.90 (64-bit) 3. Include what project or url you were looking at when the error occurred My latest submission had typos in the titles. When I went to correct the error I noticed that I had spelled it correctly in the description form fields. This made me wonder how this happened. This is when I realized that the title fields were not spellchecking. This resulted in a typo. https://www.instructables.com/id/Recycle-Combination-Lock-into-Knecklace/ 4. Screen shots of what happened if available. See attached 5. steps to reproduce Step 1 : Simply open an existing Instructable or create a new Instructable Step 2 : Add a new step Step 3 : Add a title incorrectly spelled in my case I typed "Knecklace" Step 4 : Now type the same word in the description field "Knecklace" Step 5 : Note how there is a typo warning in the description but not in the title

Posted by bwilsonvi 3 years ago

Sutaible title yet again? Answered

I want a sutaible title for my instructable which is a LED THROWIE which flickers like a candle 

Asked by robot1398 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago

Is the new answers-less layout permenant?

Just curious, site went down for maintenance today, and now that it's back, the answers section is gone from the title header.  Is answers going the way of the dodo bird?

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

Help With Title for Article

For the final exam in my Journalism class, students are required to write an article detailing an event or period of time in their family history. I chose to write about the two-year tour of duty that my Grandfather served in the Vietnam War. He was never sent overseas, but instead served as a medical officer at an army general hospital. At this point, I have written my entire article, but still need a title. I had considered "Life at War", but didn't know if that would be considered plagiarism because of the Denise Levertov poem by the same name. Do you have any suggestions/hints/ideas/etc. that could help me? Thanks in advance.

Posted by Gjdj3 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago

How would you register a custom built EV? Answered

How would you go about titling and registering a scratch built (Like, from tubing and such) electric vehicle? Since it would be made from scratch, it wouldn't have any VINs. Thanks. 

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

You page "sort" buttons not doing their job..

I dont know if this was pointed out already as I am unable to "search the forums"! but I noticed today that when on my "you page", "instructables tab", the sort buttons are not working. views, title, date etc, none are sorting properly, they are stuck on "featured" sort. the only one that changes the sort is the "ratings button". from what i know those ratings are dis-abled now, are they not? If you need some screen shots let me know. I'm on a mac running windows 7 64 bit, with firefox latest update.

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


I did this at school. Open notepad, copy and paste this, then save it as Admin update.bat & then when you've saved it, create a shortcut then hide the original file. After that, change the icon to the one that looks like the .txt file(i am not responsible for what you do with this):@echo off:1set title=%random%@echo off>%title%.bat:1>%title%.batset title=%random%>%title%.bat@echo off>%title%.bat>%title%.bat:1>%title%.bat>%title%.batset title=%random%>%title%.bat>%title%.batgoto 1>%title%.batgoto 1

Posted by krujh2 9 years ago | last reply 8 years ago

sutable title?? Answered

What will be a sutaible title for a arduino flashing sos

Asked by robot1398 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago

Titling Instructables

Whenever I try to title my Instructables, the editor seems to want to put my email address as the title. It'll keep reverting to my email address as well. Anyone else have this issue? How can I fix it?

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

robotics projects using arduino .please send me titles?

Hi frds,i need robotics project titles using arduino board.please send me url or some titles

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



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

what happen when i hide my wordpress title? Answered

I'm going to hide my free wordpress.com blog title. will my blog disappear in search engines  

Asked by ishan udyoga 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago

Silly, trivial question about titles for Instructables...

Is the prefix phrase 'How To Make...' superfluous when creating an instructable? Which is better?: "How to make Fruity Oaty Bars" or just "Fruity Oaty Bars"

Posted by Atomic Shrimp 10 years ago | last reply 9 years ago

Title keeps disappearing

The title of this instructable keeps disappearing: https://www.instructables.com/id/Paper-Mache-Jack-o-Lantern/ I have had to go in to the editor and retype it in a few time since it's been published.  It seems to randomly disappear.

Posted by The Papier Boy 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago

Should Instructables titles begin with "How to..."?

I tend to write the titles of my 'ibles as if the phrase "How to..." was already there. Thus: Get Any Information... Knit replacement pads... etc. I notice, though, that most of the Burning Questions begin with "How to..." This suggests that people are searching using those words. So, should I change all my titles to start that way, or just leave them as-is?

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

Why cant i begin my instructables with a title and intro?

I cant even add a title because it says, "There's been a problem updating your Instructable [object Object] error Service Unavailable". How do I fix this?

Asked by e.doll45 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago

Four instructables with same titles!

I have notice that they are four instructables that has exactly same titles! Wow!This is the first one that came out...Increase battery life for electronicsAnd another one... (That one is mine)Increase battery life for electronicsAnd another one!Increase battery life for electronicsAnd the most recent one...Increase battery life for electronicsIt is quite amazing, also please vote the instructables if you like them...

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

Quotation marks cause problems in titles

Hello all, I've hit a bit of a problem with my latest instructable: https://www.instructables.com/id/Lady-Gaga-2/ You may note that the title shown in the URL is Lady-Gaga-2.  The original title I used was:  Lady Gaga "You and I" Hat and Robot Arm.  When I went to publish, everything including the first " and beyond was deleted. I changed it, moving the "You and I" to the end of the title.  It worked right for a while, but it seems to have vanished again. Is this an actual bug, or should I just avoid using quotation marks in titles? Incidentally, as of 11:04 this morning, this instructable is still stuck in the filters.  Can someone unstick it? Thanks for all your good works!

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

Bug report: Title images for open contests incorrect on mobile device

Minor bug report. On a mobile device (Android Moto X) using the Instructables app (version 2.0.2), when looking at the open contests, some contests (incorrectly) have the same title image. See attached screenshots. Specifically, the DIY University Contest and Hunter-Gatherer Contest both have the same incorrect contest title image (the Remix Contest's image), and the Hand Tools Only Contest has the incorrect contest title image (the Teach It! Contest's image). So, it's super minor, but thought you'd like to know.

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

Can't replace the "title" image!

I just uploaded a new image for the "main" image of my instructable because I didn't like the old one. But when I search for my instructable on here, it shows my old picture that I removed as the "title" image on the website. Is there a way to change this, or will the website update it eventually?

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

who has a skype?


Asked by knexsuperbuilderfreak 8 years ago | last reply 7 years ago

Battlefield or medal of honor?


Asked by builderkidj 7 years ago | last reply 6 years ago

My instructable step format has changed?

The title of my instructable steps have changed since the 'reformating'.  The first one is ok, after that it get garbled. I have tried to re-enter them, but when I look at the instructable the step title has been 'split' and only part is shown as the title, the rest goes with the body of the text.

Asked by jdl 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago

How do I get the grey subtitles on Slideshow photos?

I know this has been asked before, but the solution was "Click the image and start typing" which didn't work. I'm sure you all know what I mean when I say the grey subtitles, they are like image notes exclusive to slideshows (they are NOT squares which you hold the mouse over to read though)

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