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Get More Storage Space

When you upload images and other files to your website, they are stored in your site’s Media. This guide will show you how to check your site’s available storage, increase your storage capacity, and free up space.

Available Storage Space

Your site’s storage space depends on which plan you have for that site: PlanStorage Space
Free sites (no plan)1 GB1
Personal6 GB
Premium13 GB
Business and Commerce50 GB23
Starter (legacy)6 GB
Pro (legacy)50 GB
  1. Free sites launched before 31 March 2021 include 3 GB of storage. ↩︎
  2. Business and Commerce plans purchased before 1 August 2019 that do not have hosting access activated include unlimited storage. ↩︎
  3. Business and Commerce plans purchased before 20 July 2023 include 200 GB of storage. ↩︎

If your paid plan expires or is canceled, your previously uploaded files will not be deleted and will stay accessible. However, you won’t be able to upload new files until you upgrade to a plan with sufficient storage or clear some space in your existing storage.

To check how much storage space remains on your site:

  1. Visit your site’s dashboard.
  2. Navigate to Media in the left sidebar.
  3. View the storage space in the upper right corner of the page to see your site’s total storage capacity and how much you’ve used so far.
An arrow points to a site's storage space, showing 4.7% of 6 GB used.

How Much Storage Space Do I Need?

The amount of space you need will vary depending on how you will use your site:

Keep in mind that factors other than storage may influence your plan choice. See this page for a full comparison of each plan’s features.

Increase Your Site’s Storage

The most cost-effective way to add more storage space to your site is to upgrade your site’s plan:

If you’re unsure which plan to choose, you can upgrade your plan to increase your available storage space anytime.

If you want to add even more storage beyond what is included in our plans, you can purchase additional storage as an add-on. The Storage Add-on is currently available with options for 50 GB Storage and 100 GB Storage:

If your site already has a 200 GB allotment of storage, you will see a message when checking out that says, “Sorry, added space is not available for your site.” You can use the following tips to reduce the amount of storage your site uses.

Reduce Used Storage

To cut down on the amount of storage your site uses, you can upload your media to a dedicated file hosting or file sharing service. For example, you can host videos on a free video service like YouTube and embed the YouTube videos on your website. For photos, you can embed image files from an external hosting service such as Flickr.

On the Premium plan, your videos count against your storage allotment of 13 GB. On Business or Commerce plans with plugins installed, videos added through VideoPress do not count against your storage allotment.

You can delete unwanted images, videos, and other media files to free up storage space. To remove files from your site that you’re no longer using, take the following steps:

  1. Visit your site’s dashboard.
  2. Navigate to Media in the left sidebar.
  3. Click on the file or files you want to delete. A number will appear on all selected files.
  4. Click the trash icon next to Edit.
  5. Confirm that you are sure you want to delete the selected items.


Deleted files cannot be recovered. Deleted media will no longer appear anywhere on your website, including all posts, pages, and widgets.

An arrow points to the trash can icon.

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