Remove paywalls with 12ft.io
jdaviescoates last edited by jdaviescoates
https://12ft.io is awesome - it quickly and easily removes most paywalls by serving up a Google cache of the page instead (because of course people want the Google crawler to be able to access and index their site, even if they have a paywall)
Just put 12ft.io/ at the beginning on a paywalled site URL and you can nearly always access it
humptydumpty last edited by
For premium news sites where the article loads and then the paywall pop up kicks in, i use the clean reading mode button in Firefox right before the paywall loads and it fetches the whole page. Makes me chuckle each time.
jdaviescoates last edited by
@humptydumpty said in Remove paywalls with 12ft.io:
i use the clean reading mode button in Firefox right before the paywall loads and it fetches the whole page. Makes me chuckle each time.
Yeah, I've used the trick quite a few times too.
Another good one is to search the title on Google Alerts and then click through on there.
But 12ft.io works better than either of those methods.