With the digital era combined with an on-going pandemic, everything is done digitally whether it is shopping for groceries, watching movies, or even reading newspapers (or articles). You must have come across an article of your interest (like politics, gaming, celebrity gossips, or anything else), but after scrolling through few lines, a pop-up comes asking you to pay to read further (something like this).
Most people can’t pay such a sum of money just to read an article and decides to close the tab without reading what they came for. Well not anymore, because in this article I’m going to tell you about how to read articles without a subscription. Don’t worry we’ll not charge you in order to read this article, lol. So without any further delay let’s get started.
5 Ways to Bypass Paywall for Paid Articles
1. Opening the page in Incognito Tab
This trick is one of the simplest ways to bypass the paywall, and it works on most of the sites (if not on all of them). As track records are not available in the incognito tab, the paywall doesn’t become a hindrance here. All you have to do is copy the link of the article and paste the same in an incognito tab.
2. Stop the page loading before the paywall gets loaded
This trick is also simple and easy to bypass the paywall. All you need to do is, click on the cross button to stop, and prevent the page to load the paywall. But, nowadays publishers embed the paywall along with the main page. So, this trick may not work on all the sites, but you can still give it a try.
3. Using a VPN
VPN – Virtual Private Network, as the name suggests, creates a private network, and virtually changes your location. So, those sites that let you read a few articles say 5 or 6 for free, keeps the records by tracking your IP details. The VPN Extension will help you to get more than one IP by changing your location, this will enable you to read thousands of articles for free and you will easily bypass the paywall.
4. Using Outline
Another great way to bypass paywall is through outline.com. Here are the steps you need to follow.
- Visit Outline.com
- Open any site you want to bypass the paywall.
- Copy the link to that article.
- Paste it in the search box on Outline.com, and that’s it. The page will open without paying anything.
5. Bypass Paywalls Extension for Chrome/Firefox/Microsoft Edge
This is one is an easy way to bypass the paywall, and works on a lot of websites, but only if you know how to add extensions to a web browser. In case you are not familiar with extensions, simply follow these steps:
Installation steps for Firefox
- Click the download and install the latest version link from this Github Page. (as shown in the image)
- You will receive a prompt like this. Click on Continue to Installation and then click on Add.
- Once the installation gets completed, you will see a long list of compatible websites under the add-on manager tab, where you can alter your selection and click on Save. Make sure that the extension is set to enabled, or else it won’t work.
Installation steps for Chrome/Microsoft Edge:
- Download the Zip file from this Github page.
- Follow the instructions mentioned on the said page.
6. Bonus Tip – Cached Pages
I mean who hates bonuses, do you? If the 5 ways mentioned above doesn’t work for you, then here’s the last resort for you guys.
- Visit CachedPages.com
- Open any site you want to bypass the paywall for.
- Copy the link of that article.
- Paste it in the search box on CachedPages.com. If all things work in your favor, the page will open but without any images. (I’m not a fan of this trick, but something is better than nothing you know).
So these are few ways by which you can bypass the paywall on news pages or articles.
Note: These tricks may or may not work with all the websites, so you can do a hit and try these tricks on your article of choice.
With this last note, I end my article here, do let us know which of these tricks worked for you, in the comments down below. Stay subscribed to GadgetsToUse.com and our YouTube Channel for more such amazing tips and tricks.