How do I switch my publication's homepage to a different layout?

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:

  • Default
  • Magazine
  • 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.


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