Everything About WordPress Plans 2

If you’re not sure whether to upgrade or not read the first part of this post by clicking here.

So you’ve decided to upgrade but aren’t sure what plan would be perfect for you? Well than this post should help. I realised quickly that WordPress doesn’t tell you everything you need to know about it’s plans and to stop others from going through what I did I want to help you pick the perfect plan for you. I ended up picking the wrong one and having to downgrade which led me to lose my likes and comments for the posts I did while on my new plan because they promised to backup the data but for some reason it didn’t work out. It could have been a lot worse especially because the help team was literally like “yeah sorry we can’t help you we don’t know how to fix this…” Anyway here is the inside scoop on all the plans to help you decide what’s right for you!

The Personal Plan

What they say you get on WordPress

Free Domain for One Year
Jetpack Essential Features
Email & Live Chat Support
Dozens of Free Themes
Basic Design Customization
6 GB Storage Space
Remove WordPress.com Ads

My Thoughts

In my opinion if you started a blog as more of a hobby and have the budget to give it a little glow-up this is the plan for you. It’s not great if you want to blog professionally because you don’t get a .com site and a lot of the extra features offered on the other plans to help customize you site.

The Premium Plan

What they say you get on WordPress

Free Domain for One Year

Jetpack Essential Features

Email & Live Chat Support

Advanced Design Customization
13 GB Storage Space
Remove WordPress.com Ads
Google Analytics Integration
Advanced Social Media
Simple Payments
Site Monetization
VideoPress Support

My Thoughts

This is the plan that I’m currently using and I really love it. It’s quite affordable compared to the Business Plan and has almost all the same features from what I’ve noticed. If you want to transition into becoming a full time blogger I would highly recommend this plan. It allows you to use any theme available on WordPress and customize it to an extent. It also gives you a payment button which is useful if you want to make money off your blog.

The Business Plan

What they say you get on WordPress

Free Domain for One Year

Jetpack Advanced Features

Email & Live Chat Support

Unlimited Premium Themes

Advanced Design Customization

200 GB Storage Space

Remove WordPress.com Ads

Google Analytics Integration

Advanced Social Media

Simple Payments

Site Monetization

VideoPress Support

Get Personalized Help

SEO Tools

Install Plugins

Install Themes

Remove WordPress.com Branding

My Thoughts

I tried this plan and honestly I hated it. The main pro is that you get plugins and get more control over over what your blog looks like. The main problem I had with this plan is that you lose your follow button- the one at the bottom right. I feel like this button is very useful for gaining new followers and it’s ridiculous that they don’t have it in this plan. Another problem I had was that it seemed to slow down my blog- I don’t know if this happened to anyone else on this plan but it did for my blog so just giving you a heads up. For the price I also didn’t think it had many useful features that you can’t get on the Premium Plan. I would recommend this plan if you already earn a good amount of income off your blog and are a professional blogger who needs specific features only offered on this plan.

The eCommerce Plan

What they say you get on WordPress

Free Domain for One Year

Jetpack Advanced Features

Email & Live Chat Support

Unlimited Premium Themes

Advanced Design Customization

200 GB Storage Space

Remove WordPress.com Ads

Google Analytics Integration

Advanced Social Media

Simple Payments

Site Monetization

VideoPress Support

Get Personalized Help

SEO Tools

Install Plugins

Install Themes

Remove WordPress.com Branding

Accept Payments in 60+ Countries

Integrations with Top Shipping Carriers

Unlimited Products or Services

eCommerce Marketing Tools

Premium Customizable Starter Themes

My Thoughts

Never tried this plan but I think it would be best suited for someone thinking of selling something on their blog. Unless you are planning on selling something I would highly recommend not getting this plan.

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67 thoughts on “Everything About WordPress Plans 2

  1. This is a very impressive article. Many thanks for the pointers. I used to think the personal plan gives you a .com domain but how sad, it doesn’t. I’ve got to look for extra bucks for the premium plan.
    I’ve got two questions that bother me and I’d be glad if you could be of help.
    1. Are there any issues concerning linking your former .wordpress.com domain with your new .com domain? How does it work? Do you lose traffic?
    2. What exactly is video press?

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    1. Yeah you only get like .blog or .org for the Personal Plan which is the only reason I picked the Premium Plan.

      I personally didn’t have any issues with linking my domain and did not lose any followers or traffic. It takes about a day to transfer and get properly set up but from my experience if was not inconvenient at all.

      From what I know videopress helps with putting videos on your WordPress. Here’s what I found out about it from Google https://en.support.wordpress.com/videopress/

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  2. I was going to ask about the Blogger Plan, but looks like they removed it. It was available a few months ago. It was cheaper than the Personal Plan, and only offered half the storage space. I always thought they should have switched the prices and storage space between Blogger and Personal as a blogger would need more space than a personal blog.

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        1. No if you want to monetize as far as I know you’ll need the Business Plan as you need plugins. Yeah without Yoast you can still increase your Google ranking by using SEO words and other things.

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  3. I was on the personal plan last year, too, but finally upgraded this year. Like you, I was deciding between the personal plan and the business plan…. and I went with the biz plan b/c I got a pretty good deal. However, I have super mixed views. I’ve stayed for the plugins but I’m not 100% happy.

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  4. Thanks for these precious insights of yours, lady!
    I’m still a “free” user and i’m serious considering upgrading since i want to do MUCH more with my blog. This helped me confirm my thoughts. :]

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  6. I have found the people at Word Press can not solve a lot of problems I have with the site. I still can’t get my google email to link to my contact on there. I have dealt with representatives a few times about it. They say it’s a google issue. Google says it’s fine on their end, it’s a word press issue. I have only been able to use gallery for images on one post. It has not allowed me to do it on other posts without putting the images on top of text. I think they need better people working in customer service. Or perhaps their software people can’t handle situations?

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    1. I think the people assisting haven’t been taught how to handle certain situations and are perhaps not qualified to fix certain issues because these are things they should know how to solve.

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  7. Hey hi, i liked the way you described things. One doubt i have is you mentioned in the premium plan they give paypal button for payments but i am unable to post it in my blogs. Have you written any blog on this topic??

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    1. I’m glad to hear that! I wanted to write this so people don’t have to go through everything I did. The Premium Plan in my experience is definitely the best one.

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