I’ve used all of my media space on wordpress πŸ˜Ÿ

Well it appears that I have used all of the 13 GB of space provided from the premium plan on wordpress. I cannot upload anymore photos and I REALLY wanted to upload the rest of the horses and the video. Alas, I can only do that if I upgrade to a business plan. Well…this is not a business. And I don’t have $200 for a business plan. I have no idea why they don’t just let you upgrade your media.

I’m a bit downhearted! But I had a wonderful day with the horses. You can always go over to my instagram and see my photos there

Bethanykaysphotography

But kind of takes the fun out of blogging for me if I cannot share my photos…whoa is me…

47 thoughts on “I’ve used all of my media space on wordpress πŸ˜Ÿ

    • I KNOW! I am so bummed. I had so many more to post and a video. I think that’s why my website has been crashing when I try to upload because it is just too full. Guess I will have to just have rambling posts minus pictures . Blahhh

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  1. ahhh yes, I’m heading that way too, only a few bites left. I was advised that by cutting down the size of the uploaded photo, you can save space … I havent quite figured out how to do that yet … when I do, I’ll let you know xo

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    • There are lots of ways to reduce the size and resolution of an image file, but a quick-and-dirty way if all you care about is smaller file size is to open the photo, take a screen shot, crop that down to just the photo, rename it and then use that instead of the original. I find that gets individual files down to between 500KB-2MB. Has some other advantages as well – on my computer it saves screen shots in a different file format from my camera photos (.png instead of .jpg) so I can use the same file name just with the different extension, and the new image has different metadata (which can have privacy/security advantages)

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      • Yes. That’s the rub. If you have them saved elsewhere you could just delete old ones? I have not wanted to because so many of my stories or poems fit the picture. I store them on my iPad but delete any duplicates. With a computer you can put them on an external drive or stick.

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      • Oh I have plenty of room on my ipad just no room left on wordpress. But all of my stories have a photo that fits so if I delete it then it makes the poem well not the poem. I have all of my photos on an external hard drive on my computer too. Just no more room on wordpress

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  2. have you thought about having a YouTube channel so you can host the videos offsite? If you do that, when you paste the YouTube link into a post you’ll still see a preview and be able to play them in the post, but they don’t use up any of your WordPress storage space. I’m not sure that there’s an equivalent way of doing photos where you can preview a photo which is hosted elsewhere eg Flickr – I think what you’d have to do to free up space is go back and replace as many photos as you can with smaller files, which would still be an enormous amount of work.

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  3. Bethany I understand the space crunch. I have run into it several times. Why not just buy a storage space upgrade? I do not have the business plan, but I do have the premium plan like you do. However I also have a 50 gb media storage upgrade. That costs me about $90 a year. It is a thought. Hugs

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    • Really???!!!! I looked for that and it didn’t offer it to me. It only said business plan. All I wanted was to upgrade my media. Thank you so much for leaving this message. I will go back and see if I can find something they didn’t send me as an offer

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      • You know if they keep this crap up they will lose a lot of business to other companies. YouTube is facing that problem. They started jerking people around and a lot of people moved to other video companies. Hugs

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      • It’s very frustrating. I just messaged them and said that I paid for my premium plan through september but they want the full payment of business plan now if I DO upgrade so I lose $25 of already paid monthly payment of the premium plan. So I believe they should discount that $200 if I upgrade to pay me back for what I already paid for. Who know…it’s too frustrating when I just want to get on here and post some pictures and write my little blog

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      • They should. I say should. They discounted me when I switched over to the premium. But they seem to be different than when I signed up back in 2007. Hugs

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    • Oh MAANNNN they just messaged me back and said that is no longer offered!!! They only offer an upgrade to a business plan and no upgrades on storage on premium plan. This stinks! Thanks for trying to help

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      • Wow I am sorry. I wonder why it still shows up on my own plans. I guess after it runs out I will again be faced with either an upgrade or I will have to move to another provider. You might think on it. You own your domain so you can take it with you if you wish. Hugs

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      • They told me that if you did this a few years ago then you were grandfathered in to the old plan that they no longer offer ( I didnt mention you in particular just said other WP members have upgraded media to 50 gb in premium) and they said if they did it earlier then they still have it. But for me i have to upgrade to business. Good luck on your chilli. πŸ™‚

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      • Someone mentioned a Youtube channel you could put slideshows of your photos and even videos, but that would take a editing program and more of your time. Sorry other than looking for a new provider I have no good ideas. Be well, you know I care. Hugs

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      • So right now they are saying it is $204.00 for a year. But honestly I just reviewed my stats and I used to get 6000 views per month. Now I only get 2000. I just don’t know if paying that much is worth it if no one is really reading it. Hard call.

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      • Your viewers will move with you if you move. Have you done your domain name? Like I own “Scottiestoybox.com” which is your right for the plan you pay for. So if you move, post it on this blog first and then let it run out. Hugs

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      • Yes. My domain name here is bethanykays.com
        I don’t think I will move. I tried that before and could not take my content with me. The export didn’t work and it became very frustrating. So I just will have to pay for this or not upload any more photos. Thank you very much for your input

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  4. So sorry to hear that. I know it would be difficult for you to do – all of your photos are so wonderful, but could you possibly delete older photos so that you can keep posting new ones? Just a thought.

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  5. I so understand. I just had to start a new blof because of this. I purchased my web address but can’t afford the monthly increase for a premium upgrade. I’m sorry.

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    • I ended up spending the money to upgrade after two weeks of not being able to post any photos. My photos are part of my healing and my husband felt it was important so he wanted me to do it

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