FAQ: Steady's publishing tools
Updated over a week ago

You can use Steady to publish your content – whether it's a newsletter, blog, magazine or podcast. Here you will find answers to the most important questions about Steady's publishing tools:

Can I import my subscribers from other mailing tools like MailChimp?

Yes you can! Read on here to find out how.

Do I have to offer memberships or can I just publish my content for free on Steady?

You can publish your content for free on Steady on the basis of our fair use policy and you can also decide whether you want to collect subscribers or not. If you want to sell memberships via Steady, then fees will be charged (Steady’s share of 10 percent, plus payment costs from service providers like Paypal).

Can I also host a podcast for free on Steady?

Yes, you can publish your podcast for free on Steady and Steady takes care of the hosting. However, there are certain data limits in our fair use policy, which do not apply once you sell memberships.

Can I host videos on Steady?

No, hosting videos is not possible on Steady. However, you can embed videos from YouTube or Vimeo within posts.

Do I always have to send my posts as newsletters?

No, this is optional. You can also publish a post only on your Steady page.

Do new subscribers to my newsletter have to register with Steady?

No. If they want to subscribe to your newsletter, they only have to provide an email address. They don't have to sign up for a membership or create a Steady account.

Under which URL will my Steady page be found?

The URL of a Steady page always has the following form: https://steadyhq.com/publicationname. steady.fm and steady.de work, too.

Can I export my content if I no longer wish to publish on Steady?

This possibility does not exist yet.

Is it possible to filter and organise posts?

Yes there is! Read more here on how to use our topics feature to tag and organise your posts.

If I host my podcast on Steady, will there be a shareable RSS feed?

Yes, this is so your podcast can also be listed elsewhere (e.g. on Apple Podcasts). Learn more about the audio RSS feed.

Can I integrate a "Subscribe to newsletter" form directly on my own website?

Not yet. But we are working on it and will be able to offer you this option soon.

Can I send posts that have already been published to subscribers?

Yes, you can, but only if you have not sent the post as an email before.

Is it possible to have more than one author for a project?

Not yet. We are working on this option. Until then, you will have to share a login with your co-authors.

Why can't I embed Instagram posts?

We work with Embed.ly, which does not allow the embedding of Instagram posts.

Is it possible to send the newsletter with PDF attachments?

No, file attachments are not currently possible. As a workaround, you could upload the desired file externally and then embed the link to this file in your newsletter.

Got a question we haven’t answered in our Help Centre? You can contact us at support@steadyhq.com.

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