Adding Storage Space

All WordPress.com blogs come with 3 GB of space for uploaded files and images.

WordPress.com Personal includes another 3 GB of extra storage, for a total of 6 GB.
WordPress.com Premium includes another 10 GB of extra storage, for a total of 13 GB.
WordPress.com Business includes unlimited storage space.

Note that you will need a subscription to one of these plans in order to upload certain file types (audio, video and zip files).

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I add space to my blog?
Extra storage space is included in WordPress.com Personal, WordPress.com Premium and WordPress.com Business.

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).

Blogs with WordPress.com Premium or WordPress.com Business can also upload audio (mp3, m4a, wav, ogg), video (mp4, m4v, mov, wmv, avi, mpg, ogv, 3gp, 3g2) and zip files.

Does the additional storage space apply to all my blogs, or just one?
WordPress.com Personal, WordPress.com Premium and WordPress.com Business only apply to the blog for which they were purchased.

Is there a limit on transfers, bandwidth, or downloads?

Is there a limit on file size?
We recommend using individual file sizes up to 1 GB. Remember, uploading big files can take a long time.

What happens to my files if I cancel my plan?

You will not be able to upload new files until you resubscribe to the plan. Files that you have already uploaded won’t be deleted and will remain accessible.

How do I upload files?
Here are step-by-step instructions for uploading files.

How do I know how much space I have remaining?

The instructions from this guide are referring to the WP Admin dashboard. You can get to this dashboard by adding /wp-admin to the end of your site’s url (e.g.: example.wordpress.com/wp-admin).

You can see your remaining space under Media > Library.


How do I remove files?
Visit Media > Library in the WP Admin dashboard. Hover over the file you want to delete, and click Delete Permanently.

Note: Deleted files cannot be recovered. If the file is being used in a blog post or page on your site, the file will also be permanently deleted from that post or page.


Are there other options besides subscribing to WordPress.com Premium or WordPress.com Business?
If you ran out of space or would like to upload other types of files, some alternatives are:

  • Use an external hosting service such as Flickr or YouTube, and embed remote images and videos.
  • Upload to a dedicated file hosting or file sharing service.

Can I cancel my plan?
You can cancel your plan from the Manage Purchases page. Plans cancelled within 30 days of purchase are eligible for full refunds.

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