Space Upgrade

What is the Space Upgrade?

All WordPress.com blogs come with 3000 megabytes (~3 GBs) of space for storing uploaded files and images.

The Space Upgrade gives you an additional 10, 25, 50, 100, or 200 gigabytes of storage space, and allows you to upload music and zip files in addition to images. You cannot upload audio files or music without the space upgrade.

To upload and embed videos directly onto your blog, you need to purchase VideoPress.

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How much does it cost?

The following prices are per blog, per year:

  • 10GB Space Upgrade: $20.00
  • 25GB Space Upgrade: $50.00
  • 50GB Space Upgrade: $90.00
  • 100GB Space Upgrade: $160.00
  • 200GB Space Upgrade: $290.00

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I buy the Space Upgrade?
You can purchase the Space Upgrade from our Store.

What kind of files can I upload?
Free blogs can upload images (jpg, jpeg, png, gif), documents (pdf, doc, docx, odt), presentations (ppt, pptx, pps, ppsx) and spreadsheets (xls, xlsx).

In addition to those file types, blogs with a space upgrade can also upload audio (mp3, m4a, wav, ogg) and zip files.
To upload videos (mp4, m4v, mov, wmv, avi, mpg, ogv, 3gp, 3g2), VideoPress is needed.

Can I purchase more than one Space Upgrade?
Yes. Space upgrades are cumulative. You can purchase one of each type. If you purchase a 10 GB upgrade, you’ll have a total of 13 GB of storage space (your free 3 GB, plus purchased 10 GB). If you purchase a 25 GB upgrade next, you’ll have a total of 38 GB of storage space, and so on.

Do you have an option for unlimited space?
We do! Check out WordPress.com Business.

Does the Space Upgrade apply to all my blogs, or just one?
Upgrades apply to one blog each.

Is there a limit on transfers, bandwidth, downloads?

Is there a limit on file size?
Nope. We support 1+ GB files.

What happens to my files if I cancel my subscription?
You will not be able to upload any new files until you resubscribe to the Space Upgrade. Files that you have already uploaded will remain accessible.

How do I upload files?
Visit the Posts → Add New (or Pages → Add New) of your dashboard, and click on the Add Media icon. Here are some step-by-step instructions.

Add Media Button

How do I know how much space I have remaining?
You can review how much space you have remaining from Media → Library in your blog’s dashboard.


How do I remove files?
Visit the Media Library of your dashboard. Hover your mouse over a file to receive your options; then, click the Delete Permanently link to remove it. Note: files that are deleted cannot be recovered, so choose wisely.


Are there other options for uploading files besides the Space Upgrade?
If you have run out of space or would like to upload other types of files, some alternative options are:

  • Use an external content hosting service such as Flickr or YouTube, and link to or embed your remote images and videos.
  • Upload to a dedicated file hosting or file sharing service.
  • Remove some of your existing files to make room for new ones.

Can I cancel my Space Upgrade?
If for whatever reason you’re not happy, you can cancel your Space upgrade within 30 days and get a full refund from the Store → My Upgrades page.

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