The Platform for Independent
Media Organizations

Alley Ledeā„¢ is the publishing platform for the next generation of independent journalists and news media organizations. Enjoy the benefits of shared technology and community, while the brand, design, content, and audience remain entirely yours.


Lede is a purpose-built platform for independent publishers that packages the digital technologies and best practices required by news organizations to serve the needs of their communities.

  • Configurable site design to ensure your brand is front and center - and controlled by you
  • Analytics, powered by Snowplow, to grow your subscriptions and revenue
  • Strategy and support for subscription-, ad-, and sponsor-based revenue models
  • WordPress publishing, fully leveraging the writer-friendly Gutenberg Block Editor, hosted by WordPress VIP
  • Integrated membership and customer management, backed by Stripe's payment processing
  • Community commenting powered by Coral (optional)
  • Newsletters built and sent utilizing SendGrid's powerful segmentation and newsletter building functionality
  • Developed and designed with accessibility in mind
Lede's Product Subscription Page

Lede uses Stripe's secure payment processing to provide a seamless product purchase experience for your devoted audience.

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