Upgrades

WordPress.com Plans

All WordPress.com sites are packed with awesome features including best-in-class hosting, Jetpack essential features to speed up your site performance and protect it from spammers, and a pre-installed SSL certificate ensuring privacy and safety. If you would like to take your site to the next level, we suggest exploring our upgraded plan options.

We currently offer four plans: Personal, Premium, Business, and eCommerce; each is tailored to your needs. On this page, we highlight the most important features you’ll get from each upgraded plan.

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If you’re upgrading from one plan to another, you will only pay the difference in price based on how much time is left with your existing subscription. This will show as pro-rated credits on the plan page.


WordPress.com Personal

With the Personal plan, in addition to receiving best-in-class hosting, Jetpack essential features, and a pre-installed SSL certificate, you can:

  • Personalize your website with a custom domain name. Registering a custom domain is free for one year with annual or two-year plans
  • Remove all WordPress.com advertising
  • Enjoy 6 GB of storage space
  • Get access to high-quality email support with our Happiness Engineers
  • Upload audio files
Custom Domain

All of our annual and two-year plans come with a custom registered domain for the first year and we currently offer a wide variety of TLDs (top level domains, sometimes referred to as extensions). Having a paid plan on your site allows you to set your custom domain as your primary domain.

Domain registration page showing an available domain with pricing.

If the TLD you are looking for is not available or if you already own a domain with another registrar, you can connect it to your WordPress.com site.

Learn more about registering a domain.

Storage

If your site has a lot of media files like pictures and documents, you may reach a point where your media library gets full. Fear not! The Personal plan comes with 6 GB of storage. That’s double the storage compared to the free plan!

Learn more about storage management on WordPress.com and what files can be uploaded.

No Ads

Don’t want those ads to appear on your site? With the Personal plan, ads you and your visitors may see on your posts will disappear.

Learn more about removing advertising on WordPress.com.


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WordPress.com Premium

With the Premium plan, in addition to all of the great features included in the Personal plan plus best-in-class hosting, Jetpack essential features, and pre-installed SSL certificate you get:

  • The ability to use Google Analytics
  • 13 GB of storage space
  • Ability to add Custom CSS
  • Access to premium themes
  • Access to high-quality live chat support with our Happiness Engineers with the annual or two-year plans
  • The ability to monetize your site with ads
  • The ability to upload audio and video files
Premium Themes

WordPress.com hosts a growing collection of homemade and partner themes so you can style your site with a layout that works for you. Thanks to the Premium plan, you’ll be able to install any of these themes for free, even the paid ones!

You can see our full collection of themes here and try them out before installing them.

Site Customization

Another advantage of the Premium plan is custom design. With the Premium plan, you’ll get the ability to edit your site’s style directly using CSS code. Color, size, location: with CSS you’ll be able to control the appearance of any HTML elements on your site.

Learn more about advanced customization on your WordPress.com site and how we can help with writing code.

Monetization

Did you know your site can help you earn money? WordPress.com sites come with ads that you can disable if you have any of our paid plans. With the Premium and higher plans, however, you can keep the ads and make money out of them using WordAds, our advertising platform.

Learn how to monetize your WordPress.com site.


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WordPress.com Business

With the Business plan, in addition to all of the great features included in the Premium plan plus best-in-class hosting, Jetpack essential features, and pre-installed SSL certificate, you will enjoy:

  • 200 GB of storage
  • The ability to use third-party services, such as plugins, themes, codes, and ad networks like Google AdSense
  • SEO tools
  • Live chat support seven days a week with the annual or two-year plan
Video Storage

On the WordPress.com Premium plan, your videos count against your storage allotment of 13 GB. On Business or eCommerce plans with plugins installed, videos do not count against your storage allotment.

Plugins

WordPress.com Business sites are packed with awesome features, for SEO, social media and more. Sometimes though, you’ll want to use an external service that’s not built into our platform. For that, you can install plugins from the WordPress.org repository or upload custom plugins you’ve found elsewhere.

Learn how to install plugins on WordPress.com.

Themes

As mentioned above, WordPress.com has a growing collection of themes. Can’t find a layout that would work for your site? With the WordPress.com Business plan, you can install a theme that comes from a third-party author at no extra cost.

Learn how to install custom themes on WordPress.com.

You can see our plans to compare their features and pricing here.


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WordPress.com eCommerce

Looking to create an online store? With the eCommerce plan, you get all of the great features included in the Business plan plus best-in-class hosting, Jetpack essential features, pre-installed SSL certificate, and:

  • Access to premium Storefront child themes
  • Premium WooCommerce extensions
  • Integrations with top shipping carriers
  • The ability to accept payments in 60+ countries
  • Storefront Powerpack
  • Two free Quick Start sessions with Happiness Engineers to learn how to get started with your site
Storefront Child Themes

Storefront is an eCommerce-focused theme that will showcase your products and will be activated by default. You can also choose to activate any of the preinstalled Storefront child themes (Galleria, Homestore, Bookshop) that will give your shop some additional styling.

Storefront Powerpack

Powerpack is a powerful extension that provides hundreds of settings to fully customize your site, such as changing your store’s header layout, tweak colors, fonts and layouts of almost any element, change text, checkout flow and more.

Quick Start Support

Every eCommerce plan user gets the opportunity to chat with our Happiness Engineers on a one-on-one half hour call. In that session, you’ll get the opportunity to ask us anything and walk you through the WordPress.com dashboard.

Learn more about Quick Start support and book a session.

WooCommerce Extensions

The eCommerce plan comes with many premium WooCommerce extensions pre-installed, including UPS Shipping, Product Add-Ons, and more!


P2

WordPress.com has a new product in beta testing called P2. P2 is currently free. A paid version of P2 is in development. 

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