Discover Blogging: Episode 11 | WordPress Premium Plan


WordPress Premium plan is best for online Entrepreneurs & Freelancers and is next to the Personal plan on upgrade hierarchy. It offers very important features to exercise more control for the bloggers and web-site owners.

So far we have covered the WordPress Free (Episode 9) and Personal Plans (Episode 10). Before moving on to the next one, Premium Plan, ensure that you have gone through episodes 9 and 10 and have understood both Free and Personal plans. They are the prerequisite for this episode and this discussion builds over the previous ones. To check the plans, visit WordPress.com and select See Plans link next to Get Started button on this page.

Premium Plan

Being next to the Personal plan in the upgrade scheme of WordPress plans,  Premium Plan offers all the features offered as part of Personal Plan: custom domain, email & live chat support with WordPress Ads removed.

Premium themes

With the Free and Personal Plans, you could choose any of 100+ free theme templates or buy premium theme/s. As of now, there are 199 premium themes available most of which have advanced look-and-feel and are rich in design features. With a Premium Plan, you get unlimited access to all advanced premium theme templates which means you can choose any of the premium theme templates or change whenever you wish at no extra cost. Considering this factor, the Premium Plan justifies its price.

Advanced Design Customization

Free and Personal Plans have limited customization features for your chosen theme. Premium Plan comes with extended color schemes and background designs which allow you to select from many color combinations for your website through carefully designed color palettes.

Besides offering you access to premium themes, Premium plan provides complete control over CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) and you can even replace the current CSS with your own. While HTML provides the structure of a webpage, CSS controls the layout i.e. how the different elements like headings, texts, links, buttons appear on the webpage. HTML and CSS script languages and are comparatively easy to learn. Even if you don’t know them, you can still make minor changes with the help of online resources and support forums. That way you can tweak those one or two things which you want to change about the look of your site.

Earn money by placing Ads on your blog

WordPress offers WordAds, a powerful ad program from WordPress.com. With a Premium Plan, you can leverage it to display ads and earn income from your blog or site. Find more info here:

Schedule Social Media Posts

With the ‘Advanced Social Media’ feature, you can schedule your posts for broadcast to your social media channels like Facebook, Twitter, etc.

Other plan features

Besides the features I mentioned above, there are others too. Simple Payments feature allows you to sell anything on your site with a simple PayPal button. You get 13 GB storage space which is more than double of Personal Plan. Using VideoPress support, you can upload videos directly to WordPress instead of YouTube or other video publishing services.

End Note

As I mentioned in the beginning of this post and as WordPress suggests too this is the best plan for online entrepreneurs and provides powerful features to support online business and monetization of a blog or site. With this, our discussion about Premium Plan comes to end. In the next episode, I will talk about Business Plan, which offers the greatest possibilities. Please find link to Episode 12: WordPress Business Plan. Thanks for stopping by. Happy blogging :)

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