Upgrades

WordPress.com Plans

All WordPress.com sites are packed with awesome features, and if you would like to take yours to the next level, we suggest upgrading to one of our plans.

We currently offer 5 plans: Free, Personal, Premium, Business and eCommerce; each are tailored to your needs. On this page, we highlight the most important features you’ll get from each upgraded plan.

Video overview covering theme features

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:

  • You can personalize your website with a custom domain name
  • Remove all WordPress.com advertising
  • 6 GB of storage space
  • Get access to high quality email and live chat support with our Happiness Engineers
  • The ability to upload audio files
Custom domain

All of our 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.

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 pesky 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 features, you get:

  • All the features of the Personal plan
  • The ability to use Google Analytics
  • 13 GB of storage space
  • Ability to add Custom CSS
  • Access to premium themes
  • The ability to monetize your site with ads
  • The ability to upload audio and video files
Premium themes

WordPress.com hosts a collection of about 190 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 WordPress.com site.

Monetization

Did you know your site can help you earn money? WordPress.com sites come with ads which you can disable if you have any of our three plans. With the Premium and higher plans however, you can keep them 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

The Business plan will help you power your business website with:

  • All the features of the Premium plan
  • 200 GB storage
  • The ability to use third party services, such as custom plugins, themes, codes, and ad networks like Google AdSense
  • SEO tools
  • Live chat support seven days a week
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 collection of 190 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 more about our plans, to compare their features and pricing here.


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WordPress.com eCommerce

Looking to create a digital marketplace? With the eCommerce plan, you get:

  • All the features of the Business plan
  • 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 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 is Only Available on Free Plans

WordPress.com has a new product in beta testing called P2. P2 is currently free. P2 users cannot upgrade it to a paid plan.

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