Soft paywalls are a type of paywall
that features access to free articles with some restrictions to premium content. A soft paywall makes it possible for members to join a community for free and sample what it has to offer. A common example is being able to access the first 2 or 3 articles of a news site at no cost. Once you’ve reached this limit, the site will either ask you to register to continue reading or to pay for future access.