You don’t need coding skills to bypass paywalls

Struggling with internet paywalls? if yes you are on the right blog…..

I looked all over the internet. I couldn’t believe that there was no single guided article that helps non-tech users to solve this problem, I wrote it down in my notes app as one of those cool hacks for my audience, and “finally I wrote this after 3 weeks of procrastination ”

😢But Let’s first understand “What is a paywall

Pay + Wall = Money + Restriction

“a system that prevents Internet users from accessing certain Web content without a paid subscription”

How does a paywall work?

Imagine you are in your flow doing research, browsing through articles, and trying to make sense of the volumes of info you’ve been rapidly uploading into your brain. And Boom! πŸ’₯

Suddenly, a paywall pop-up came up on your screen with some $$ price, and paid subscription and make that website impossible to read.

Website with paywall

It may be a random publication that you never heard of before. Either way, you have no intention of subscribing πŸ™

If you are not a regular reader, you will probably close the tab and click the back button to find another article. or flush your reading entirely. which 80% of people on the internet do.

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However, you don’t have to break your reading after reading this article.

Types of paywall

  1. Client-side
  2. Server-side

Client-side paywalls ( local browser sideβž– Easy to bypass) βœ”οΈ

Server-side paywalls ( on website server βž– Hard to bypass😬) ❌

Bypass Paywall using Chrome Extention

Remove paywall chrome extension

By using this custom chrome extension you can easily bypass or cheat mostly any client-side paywalls. here is a detailed step-by-step guide with working screenshots! Enjoyed 🍰

Note: This extension is not available on the chrome store because it violence some content policy, obviously that makes sense

Step 1

Download this repo as a ZIP file from GitHub.

GitHub repo bypass paywall

Step 2

Unzip the file and you should have a folder named bypass-paywalls-chrome-master.

Extract folder

Step 3

  1. Open Chrome.
  2. Click the more options button at the top right and select More tools>Extensions. or type (chrome://extensions) in browser
  3. Turn on the developer mode at top right.
  4. Drag & drop the extracted folder into the Extensions page in Chrome.
  5. Scroll down and click save
  6. And πŸ₯³ Congratulation The extension will be installed.
Install the extension into chrome

Step 4

Now open your paywall article which you want to readπŸ”

Just click on the extension and refresh the web page and wait for the magic! the paywall was removed successfully.

bypass-paywall
Live working demo

BonusTips

Reset Your Brower Cookies

Delete your browser cookies or use incognito mode to get rid of browser-side paywalls

Note: Deleting all of your cookies, all of your browser’s stored site passwords go up in smoke so be careful

πŸ’‘ Pro tip: – Disable Paywall by Turning off JavaScript in Chrome

The following instructions are for Google Chrome.

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. In the upper-right corner, click the. icon.
  3. On the drop-down menu that appears, tap the Settings option.
  4. Under the Advanced section, tap Site settings.
  5. Tap JavaScript.
  6. Move the slider. to toggle JavaScript on or off.
  7. Now refresh the website and read ( Paywall gone if website use Javascript-based condition in website)

Convert article into pdf and read it

What better way to just convert that HTML page into pdf and read it? (IQ 100%)

Try this with Webpagetopdf Converter add you’re paywall article link and convert it into pdf —> download –> read it.

https://webpagetopdf.com/

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The idea is pretty simple, news sites want Google to index their content so it shows up in search results. So they don’t show a paywall to the Google crawler bots. you benefit from this because the Google crawler will cache a copy of the site every time it crawls it.

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2 thoughts on “You don’t need coding skills to bypass paywalls”

  1. One I’ve found to work best to remove paywalls is called Spaywall. They have a Chrome extension and also a website spaywall.com which works for mobile too.

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