How do I share posts or publications from other writers on my Substack?

Have a writer you'd like to share with your Substack audience?

By embedding a link into your post, your readers will be able to see a card-style preview which links to other Substack posts and publications.

How do I embed a link to share a publication?

1. Copy the writer's Substack URL and paste it directly into a new post.

2. Choose how you'd like the card to appear by selecting a layout icon on top of the embed.

  • Horizontal icon: Clicking on the card will send readers directly to the writer's Substack main page.

 

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  • Vertical icon: A subscribe button will appear.

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How do I embed a link to share a post?

To share a post, grab a post's URL and paste it directly into your draft post. This will embed a linked preview of the post's first few lines.

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Can I embed my own posts in a new post?

Yes! When creating a new post, you can insert links to past free and/or paid posts. By doing this, you can quote and share past content and also lets readers get a sneak peek of a paid post.

Grab a post's URL and paste it directly into your draft post. Click on the hamburger menu and select how you'd like your embed to appear.

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A small display will display the social preview image.

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A large display will display the social preview image and a snippet of the post. To edit the caption that appears in the large display embed, click on "Edit caption" and once the edit is ready, select "Save".

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If you'd prefer the original card-style preview, select "Convert to default".

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Tip: If you'd prefer to embed a direct link/URL with no preview or image, select "Convert to link".

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