WordPay is a piece of software and payment provider, that in partnership with digital publishers, allows you to access and read articles that are normally hidden behind the newspaper paywall.
In no time in history has there been this much great journalism. We believe it is the foundational piece to an enlightened, democratic society. Sadly, much journalistic content sits behind paywalls. We have developed WordPay to make it open and accessible️, in a way that works for media publishers, and you.
When you see our widget on an article that is behind the paywall. Click it. And follow the instructions. There are different ways to pay, some will have you reading instantly. Signing up with WordPay takes less than a minute.
Unfortunately, not all articles are accessible through WordPay. Our media partner decide how many and which articles they want to make accessible through WordPay.
You can pay with ApplePay and GPay*. If you sign up as a user, you can pay through a pre-paid account linked to your credit card.
*In some locations Klarna is also provided as a payment option.
You can sign-up for an account here. It takes 1 minute, just follow the instructions.
You can sign-up for an account when you see the WordPay-widget on one of our media partners' pay-per-content.
Note. An account is not necessary for accessing and paying for articles, but it will make each piece of content significantly cheaper. By creating an account with WordPay, you will receive 5 free credits.
Free credit = Free access to one piece of content, accessible only via WordPay. You receive the free credit as part of the sign-up process.
No, you do not have to download WordPay to use it. Therefore, WordPay cannot be found in the app store. The widget functions as a 1st-party cookie in your browser and keeps you logged in and easy to use (unless you tell it not to).
Yes. WordPay works on your phone, tablet, and on desktop browsers. To sync between devices, you will have to log in the first time to connect your WordPay account to the new device. Then you should be set.
It sometimes happens that a piece of content wasn't exactly what you thought it was. We do our best to urge our media partners to be extra thorough with the headline, subhead, image, and lead in a pay-per-content story. If you feel severely mislead by a pay-per-content piece from one of our media partners, please fill out this form and we will review the case and decide on a refund.
No. Our 1st-party cookies store a tiny bit of data that allows us to recognize you as a user when you visit the website of our partner media. When your browser is set in privacy/incognito mode, these cookies are deleted and therefore we cannot provide our service.
Not at this point, but soon enough!