I’m only a small blog compared to many of those I follow, but this is important to be aware of:
A fair number of WP bloggers noticed their media storage space suddenly become full yesterday… with no warning… and no announcement from WP. They seem to be in the process of restricting plan options, and increasing prices.
Take a look at Dave’s Blog, where this article originated. Read the comments too. (There’s links to WP forum and their responses and attempts at answering questions raised.)
WP: “We often make an announcement several days after a change is made so we have room to work out issues that may arise.”
At this point WP have still failed to make any official announcement of changes. Some WP customers are only learning about the change because of blog posts by other customers. There is a single forum thread open where they are “collecting feedback”. (Other threads get closed/re-directed as people complain about what’s happened.) While they have offered a few answers (anyone on a plan before 1 April 2022 still has that plan with it’s limits/benefits), there are still lots of unanswered questions, and annoyed customers.
In between articles a line on my blog stats suddenly went from being halfway full to being full and red:
The free WordPress option used to come with 3GB for storage space.
Above is an image I found on a WordPress page that already seems to have been deleted while I was writing this. It shows what the limit used to be.
That has now been reduced to 500MB. At the moment, I can still upload new images, but I’m expecting that to stop soon.
There has been no announcement that I can see, but this is the new ‘free’ option. It has been drastically reduced. I also notice the 10,000 monthly views limit. I’m getting more than that, and so are many others I know.
At some point, something is going to happen, as in I won’t be able to upload new images, and people won’t be able…
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