Onion Paywall version 2.0

It seems 99% of the visitors to my blog are looking for ways to get around the Onion paywall. I posted about it a while ago in this post.

Turns out it has changed. Here’s the updated instructions…

Once AdBlock is installed, click on the Adblock icon and choose Options. Click Customize, and click edit beside the manual section. Paste the following in and save.

theonion.com##div[style*=”background-image”][style*=”width: 100%”]


This also resolves an issue I had with Tumblr and “background-image” where it would prevent your browser from rendering Tumblr correctly.

6 Thoughts on “Onion Paywall version 2.0

  1. Pingback: The Onion Paywall | Never Had To Fight

  2. and they have fiddled with it again. Your script no longer works. I don’t know why I even bother.

  3. Anonymous on July 19, 2014 at 8:03 am said:

    Heres the working version(As of 19 July 2014)


  4. Kotonaru on October 27, 2014 at 2:04 pm said:

    Works fine for me.

  5. For Firefox: Ctrl-Shift-f → Add filter group “The Onion” → Actions → Show filters (Ctrl-r) → Add filter twice individually for these lines:


    They should be enabled by default, make sure. These rules block both the Press Plus overlay shade and the Press Plus iframe.

  6. whywouldi on February 5, 2015 at 10:31 pm said:

    Just install firebug (or similar browser extensions) and remove the paywall elements on the page. They’re still sending all the data, just shoving something in the way….. Its actually a really stupid way to do what they’re attempting.

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