Yesterday I tried the Business Plan that WP.com offers. After trying things out, I decided this morning that I wanted to revert back to the Premium Plan I’ve been on for almost one year now. My refund is on the way, and the site is back as it was before this nonsense happened this morning. So what happened? Before the switch was made, my Admin panel stated clearly that I had used just 51% of the allotted space for this so-called Premium Plan.
I was attempting to upload an image today, after the site was reverted but was told by my Media page that I’d used 13.1 percent of the thirteen gig storage space. That’s just bullshit. I had a long Chat session a bit ago with a WordPress ‘Happiness Engineer’ as they like to call these tech folks. Long story short, I was told that I’ve used every bit of my storage space. I told the ‘engineer’ that I’ll purchase more storage space. Guess what?
You can’t do that now! I’ve purchased extra storage space in times past with no issues. Apparently, WordPress is now forcing it’s users to ‘upgrade’ to the expensive Business Plan to obtain unlimited storage. I told this person that I had just cancelled that plan today as it’s not what I really want. WordPress.com has got me backed into a corner. Since I don’t want the damned Business Plan and can’t purchase more storage, my best option now is to go self-hosted.
Pardon me but what a crock of shit. Purchasing that stupid Business Plan is as far as I know at the moment, roughly the same cost as moving to a self-hosted platform via WordPress.org. I’ve self-hosted in years past and am fully aware of what needs to be done behind the scenes to maintain the site, especially keeping your Security and other plug-ins up to date. It’s no biggie but I’m really annoyed that WordPress doesn’t offer a simple space upgrade.
Oh hell no, they’ve become ever-more greedy by forcing people to pay for a more costly plan. Not everyone can or wants to invest three hundred or so dollars into a stupid plan. I’m a power-user I suppose you could say. I upload a lot of video and photo media. And I’m unwilling to remove any of my media! I’ve recently crossed into the 1000+ posts threshold. Nothing will be deleted. Should I have known this was going to happen, I may have kept that plan.
So, if I seem to go away a bit, you know what the scoop is. I hope nothing is lost in the change, especially my friends here, you’ve got my address, it won’t change. I hope this text will post…