Web Newspaper: Make it private

All publishers can create a private paper, for their eyes only!

Using for market, industry or trend monitoring and don't necessarily want anyone else to view your paper?

When you switch a paper to private, the paper will only be seen by you when you are signed in as the publisher.  

If your paper is set to private, it will not be listed on your public profile, nor will it be searchable on the newsstand.

Creating a "stealth" paper keeps your profile on the newsstand clean, and papers are for your eyes only.

Screen Shot 2013-08-18 at 8.15.01 PM.png If you have a Pro subscription for your paper, you can invite collaborators and grant them access to your private paper as well.  

By default, all papers (web newspapers) are public, unless you change the setting.


Create a private paper


You can be assured your paper is private by a  Screen_Shot_2014-02-27_at_11.04.15_PM.png  symbol found at the top of your Paper Settings Dashboard and on the front page of your paper, under the topic bar menu.


Paper Setting Dashboard with Private paper setting turned on



Topic Bar Menu with Private paper setting turned on



When your paper is set to private, it can no longer be promoted on Twitter, Facebook, or Linked in.  Auto-promote is disabled.  If you have a Pro subscription for your paper, only those who you have invited as collaborators will receive email notifications.



Signing into a private paper

If your paper is set to private, when you visit your paper URL, you will need to click ESC on your keyboard to signin and view the paper.


* News Page App (on a WIX site)

Using the News Page App on your WIX site?  Private papers are not available (and would not make sense) for use on a WIX site.


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Last updated:  June 6, 2016  Julia Yaziji


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