When signed into your Substack account, head to your publication's Settings page and scroll to the Style section.
Click on "Edit theme" and choose from three layouts:
- Feed of posts
Tip: The different layouts will be easier to view when you're previewing your home page. To change the Preview mode, click on the drop-down menu at the top labeled "Preview".
How does the magazine layout work?
- Pin up to 4 posts– To pin a post, click on the three dot menu on a post and select "Pin on home page". These will appear "above the fold" and will populate the center spot, the top left, the bottom left, and then the bottom spot.
- Any un-pinned spots and the rest of your posts are filled reverse chronologically.
- The Most popular section is auto-populated and you can exclude posts from this section by clicking “Exclude from Top” in the three dot menu.