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

At this time, paywalling a Substack archive is in private beta and limited to select participating publications.

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

Navigate to your publication's Settings page and scroll to "Paywall your archives".

From the date picker, select a date when you'd like your posts to no longer be available to free subscribers. Then click on "Paywall posts".

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

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

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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