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Bypass Paywalls Clean for Chrome

Installation instructions

Due to Google internal policy, the extension is not available on the Chrome Web Store. The following instructions are needed to install third-party extensions in Chromium-based browsers:

Chrome (Windows, MacOS, Linux), Microsoft Edge (version 79)

  1. Download this repo as a ZIP file from GitHub.
  2. Unzip the file and you should have a folder named bypass-paywalls-chrome-clean-master.
  3. Move the folder to a permanent location on your computer (do not delete the folder after installation).
  4. Go to the extensions page (chrome://extensions or edge://extensions).
  5. Enable Developer Mode.
  6. Click Load unpacked and select the extension folder.


  1. Install Yandex Browser from the Google PlayStore (Bypass Paywalls Clean doesn't work with Kiwi Browser yet).
  2. Follow Chrome instructions located just above (step 6: pick manifest.json instead of the folder).

Other Chromium browsers (Opera/Vivaldi/Yandex/Brave)

  1. Download the extension as a .crx file from the releases page.
  2. In your browser go to the extensions page.
  3. Enable Developer Mode.
  4. Drag your .crx file anywhere on the page to import it.
  5. If dragging crx does not work, try Chrome procedure (above).


Visit the Firefox repository of Bypass Paywall Clean.


  • This extension works best alongside the adblocker uBlock Origin.
  • If you live in the EU, also consider installing the extension I don't care about cookies in order to remove cookie warnings.
  • Do not delete extension's folder from your computer/smartphone or Bypass Paywalls Clean will disappear at restart.
  • Every time you open Chrome it may warn you about running extensions in developer mode, just click 🗙 to keep the extension enabled.
  • You will be logged out for any site you have checked.

List of supported websites

United States of America

World news

First Things - Foreign Policy - Harper's Magazine - National Review - The American Interest - The Atlantic - The Christian Science Monitor - The Nation - The New Republic - The New York Times - The New Yorker - The Washington Post - Vanity Fair - World Politics Review


Adweek - American Affairs - American Banker - Barron's - Bloomberg - Business Insider - DigidayFortune - Harvard Business Review - - MIT Sloan Management Review - Modern Healthcare - Quartz - Seeking Alpha - The Business Journals - The Wall Street Journal


The Athletic


Chemical & Engineering News - Dark Reading - MIT Technology Review - Towards Data Science - Wired - Scientific American*

Encyclopedia/Book library/Knowledge base

Encyclopedia Britannica - Glassdoor - Loeb Classical Library - Philosophy Now - Quora - Scribd - Statista


Medium (all sites) - SofRep - The Daily Beast*

Local US news

Baltimore Sun - Crain's Chicago Business - Chicago Tribune - Daily Press - Hartford Courant - Los Angeles Business Journal - Los Angeles Times - Miami Herald - Mountain View Voice - New York Magazine - Orange County Register - Orlando Sentinel - Palo Alto Online - Pittsburgh Post Gazette - San Diego Union Tribune - San Francisco Chronicle - SunSentinel - The Boston Globe - The Denver Post - The Mercury News - The Morning Call - The Seattle Times - The News-Gazette - The Philadelphia Inquirer - The Sacramento Bee* - Winston-Salem Journal

Australia/New Zealand

Bendigo Advertiser - Cairns PostCentral Western Daily - Daily Liberal - Gold Coast BulletinHerald SunIllawarra Mercury - New Zealand Herald - Newcastle Herald - Northern Territory NewsThe Advertiser/AdelaideNowThe Advocate - The Age - The Australian - The Border Mail - The Canberra Times - The Courier - The Courier-MailThe Daily Advertiser - The Daily TelegraphThe Examiner - The Mercury Tasmania - The Northern Daily Leader - The Port Macquarie News - The Saturday Paper - The Spectator Australia - The Standard - The Sydney Morning HeraldThe Weekly TimesTownsville Bulletin - WAtoday

> Financial

Eureka Report - Intelligent Investor - Switzer Report - The Australian Financial Review


National Post - Le Devoir - The Toronto Star - The Globe and Mail


United Kingdom/Ireland

Financial News - Financial Times - London Review of Books - The Athletic UK - The Economist - The Irish Times* - The New Statesman - The Spectator - The Telegraph - The Times - The Times Literary Supplement


ChallengesL'Écho - L'OpinionLa DépêcheLe Journal du DimancheLe Parisien - Les Échos* - Libération* – Science & Vie - Valeurs Actuelles


Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung - Handelsblatt - Kleine Zeitung


Corriere Della Sera - Il Messaggero - La Repubblica - La Stampa - Le Scienze


Algemeen Dagblad and regional ADR sites like BN DeStem - Brabants Dagblad - Eindhovens Dagblad - Gelderlander - PZC - Stentor - Tubantia
Dagblad van het Noorden - De Morgen - De Tijd - Groene Amsterdammer - Het Financieel Dagblad - - Leeuwarder Courant - NRC Handelsblad - Parool - Telegraaf - Trouw - Volkskrant - Vrij Nederland


El País


Aftonbladet - Dagens Nyheter


Neue Zürcher Zeitung

East Asia

Caixin Global - CommonWealth Magazine Taiwan - Harvard Business Review Taiwan - Nikkei Asian Review - Tech in Asia - The Diplomat - The Japan Times


Bloomberg Quint* - LiveMint - The Hindu

Israel - - The Marker

Latin America


Clarín - La Nación


ExameFolha de S. Paulo - O Estado de S. PauloO GloboValor Econômico*


El Mercurio - La Tercera


Mexico News Daily


El Comercio - Gestión

*free articles only.

Sites with limited number of free articles

The free article limit can normally be bypassed by removing cookies for the site.*

  1. Install the extension Disable Cookies.
  2. When coming across a paywall, click the cookie icon in your extension toolbar then refresh the page.

*may not always succeed.

New site requests

You can submit a request for a new website here. Please read the following instructions and share your results for a quicker process. Remember to check the previous requests before asking for a new website.

  1. Visit an article on the site you want to bypass the paywall for and copy the article title.
  2. Open up a new incognito window (Ctrl+Shift+N) and paste the article title into Google.
  3. Click on the same article from the Google search results page. Or you can:
  4. Disable javascript on the website by clicking the button right icon </> on the uBlock panel.
  5. Refresh the page.

Add custom site

Add your own custom site (also for testing). Check 'Options'-link in popup-menu and go to custom sites. By default sites' cookies are removed after page loads (to bypass article limit). Also you can enable Googlebot user-agent or disable Javascript for (sub)domain(s).


  • This extension works best alongside uBlock Origin.
  • If a site doesn't work, try turning off uBlock and refreshing. Also try reinstalling the extension.
  • Make sure the (new) site is checked under Options (on macOS sometimes the sites are unselected).
  • Make sure you're running the last version of Bypass Paywalls Clean.
  • If none of these work, you can submit an issue here.


Pull Requests

  • PRs are welcome.

Show your support

  • I am not asking for donations or anything like that, all I ask is that you star this repo.


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