What is a Welcome page?

When new readers who haven't been to your publication before visit your Substack, they'll be automatically shown a Welcome page. 

 

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The Welcome page will show:

  • A cover photo to introduce your publication.
  • The author of the publication.
  • A description i.e. what you write about.
  • How long the publication has been on Substack.
  • Any endorsements (up to 3).

How do I edit my Welcome page?

To make changes to your Welcome page, head to your Settings and scroll to the Set up the basics section. Select "edit" next to the below features:

Cover photo: Add or change the photo for your Welcome page. Once you upload a photo, you'll have the option to hide your publication's name or one-line description. The image should be at least 600 x 600px.

Author: To change the name that displays on your Welcome page, head to your Profile and edit your name.

One-line description: This appears at the top of the Welcome page. If you'd like to change your description after creating your publication, head to this section and make any edits here.

Recommendation blurbs: Here, you'll be able to add or remove any endorsements from other Substack writers. Only Substack writers who have recommended you to their readers can be added to your Welcome page. Blurbs will not appear on the mobile version of Substack.

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