WordPress boosts free blog storage to 3GB

IT upgrades help company increase capacity from previous 50MB limit

Automattic plans to boost the free storage capacity available to users of its WordPress blog-hosting site from 50MB to 3GB, according to a blog post by company founder Matthew Mullenweg.

Mullenweg yesterday outlined the company's plans to increase the the storage available to its users by 60 times. He said that the move comes after the vendor made an assortment of IT infrastructure upgrades during 2007.

"Over the past year, we've developed our file infrastructure, replication, backup, caching and [Amazon.com's] S3-backed storage to the point where we don't feel like we need to artificially limit what you folks are able to upload just to keep up with growth. We're ready for you," wrote Mulleweg.

According to Mullenweg, bloggers would have to fork over at least US$300 per year to acquire the same amount of storage from WordPress.com rival Typepad, a hosted blogging service offered by Six Apart. The Six Apart Web site confirms the pricing claim. Another competitor competing with WordPress.com for blogger attention is Google Inc.'s Blogger service, which currently provides up to 1GB of free storage.

Mullenweg said he hoped that his company's hosted storage expansion would give end users more flexibility to incorporate different forms of rich media into their blogs without being squeezed by shrinking capacity. However, he did say that extra storage would still be needed for bloggers to upload larger files, including movies.

Bloggers interested in buying extra storage capacity from WordPress.com will also receive new storage benefits from Automattic in the near future. For example, Mullenweg said, bloggers who already purchased a 1GB upgrade will receive up to 5GB of storage from WordPress.com for no extra charge.

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Brian Fonseca

Computerworld
Show Comments

Cool Tech

Bang and Olufsen Beosound Stage - Dolby Atmos Soundbar

Learn more >

Toys for Boys

Sony WF-1000XM3 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones

Learn more >

Nakamichi Delta 100 3-Way Hi Fi Speaker System

Learn more >

ASUS ROG, ACRONYM partner for Special Edition Zephyrus G14

Learn more >

Family Friendly

Philips Sonicare Diamond Clean 9000 Toothbrush

Learn more >

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit for Nintendo Switch

Learn more >

Stocking Stuffer

SunnyBunny Snowflakes 20 LED Solar Powered Fairy String

Learn more >

Teac 7 inch Swivel Screen Portable DVD Player

Learn more >

Christmas Gift Guide

Click for more ›

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Tom Pope

Dynabook Portégé X30L-G

Ultimately this laptop has achieved everything I would hope for in a laptop for work, while fitting that into a form factor and weight that is remarkable.

Tom Sellers

MSI P65

This smart laptop was enjoyable to use and great to work on – creating content was super simple.

Lolita Wang

MSI GT76

It really doesn’t get more “gaming laptop” than this.

Jack Jeffries

MSI GS75

As the Maserati or BMW of laptops, it would fit perfectly in the hands of a professional needing firepower under the hood, sophistication and class on the surface, and gaming prowess (sports mode if you will) in between.

Taylor Carr

MSI PS63

The MSI PS63 is an amazing laptop and I would definitely consider buying one in the future.

Christopher Low

Brother RJ-4230B

This small mobile printer is exactly what I need for invoicing and other jobs such as sending fellow tradesman details or step-by-step instructions that I can easily print off from my phone or the Web.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?