How do I paywall my archive of free posts on Substack?

Add a paywall to all of your old posts in just a few steps.

Navigate to your publication's Settings page and click on Payments in the left navigation bar.

Where it says "Paywall your archives", enter a number and time period when you'd like your posts to no longer be available to free subscribers. Then click on "Paywall posts".


Your archive of free posts will automatically be locked and free subscribers or new readers will see a paywall.


To remove the paywalls, head back to the "Paywall your archives" section and uncheck the box next to the time period picker and select "Remove paywalls".

Note: Posts that were individually paywalled before the use of this setting i.e. you inserted a paywall yourself will remain paywalled.

To exclude a post from the paywalled archive and make it available to free subscribers and new readers, follow these steps:

1. On a paywalled post, click on the three dots next to a post and select "Edit Post".

2. In the post editor page, select Settings at the bottom.

3. Click on "Remove paywall" and the post audience will automatically change to "Everyone".


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