I have started my blog only 3 months ago and I have already used more than half of my media space for photos. I have a premium plan and I have 13 GB available only.
I’m already reducing the number of pictures in my posts just to save some space.
Thank you for your help!
I just paid WP to give me more room. I ran out a long time ago. LOL I think it’s $50 a year.
I’m thinking to upgrade too…😬 thank you 😊
I think it’s the only way to have more space for photographs, which I love.
Yes, I’m sorry when I need to reduce my photos just because of the space issue 😬
I reduce my pictures also from time to time from early posts from earlier years.
Yes, I’ll try. Thank you 😊
I went Business Plan which gives unlimited space, but costs quite a bit more.
I’m thinking at that too….first maybe I’ll try to resize the photos and then no choice 😬
Are you reducing the size of your photos before uploading them?
I don’t because I really like them as they are but I’m afraid I’ll need to resize them. I’ll try and see ☺️ Thank you.
I use actions on Photoshop Elements, and I just hit a button and it reduces the size, but it doesn’t affect the quality of the photo online. If you’ve seen my blog, I do it to all of my photos, and also use those photos on Instagram. Trust me, you’ll still love them! If you do something similar, and they obviously become pixelated, then definitely don’t use them that way.
Thank you very much for the advise! Yes, your photos are very nice 👍🏻 😊
Chef Mimi raised an excellent question. By reducing the size of your pictures you should be able to save space.
Yes, will try that. Thank you 😊
I opened my blog two months ago, but I don’t know whether we have to pay something
Basic plan is free but you have limited space, premium and business plans are at a cost but also premium has limited space. Business plan I believe has unlimited storage space.
One thing I can tell that you can delete a few pictures from previous posts which you think are not so important.
Yes, but if I delete the pictures will delete them also from the posts 😞
Yup I think u should ask siobhan.
I had the free plan. It took 5 years for me to run out of media space so I upgrade to a personal plan for more. I’m more selective now of photos I use. I don’t do travel blogs so I don’t use a lot of photos that way and I can use media that I already have over if it fits my words. Also I use YouTube. I don’t think that counts as your media data. So you could make a video of travel photos, upload onto YouTube and use. Not absolutely sure though.
Thanks for suggestion. Will try that
Thanks for suggestion. Will try that
Thanks for the info. Never thought of YouTube but not a bad idea ☺️
Business plan gives unlimited space, but cost
I reduce all my photos to 1000*667 resolution before adding them to a blog. That’s brings them in below 1 mb, rather than the huge size they were before. It’s also helps your page load faster and the big size isn’t necessary. The other option is to go self hosted and manage your own storage.
Thank you! I’ll try to resize my photos too.
You do not want to get rid of old photos on your posts as that cancels out the photos on your blog too. I tried it. Unfortunately, it’s a bit of a pain, I too may have to resort to the unlimited space which comes at quite a price. I have a travel part of my blog and I do enjoy posting pictures, I have a gardening section too. So I don’t really want to make my pictures smaller, as they do show well. It’s a pain I know.
Same here 😞
If you upgrade can you make money in the process from advertisements in such… maybe the slight income will wash the costs? 🤞🤗
Not a bad idea 🤔 Thank you 😊
Premium allows site monetization which could offset doing the buying extra space instead of upgrading to the more expensive plan.
I have the free plan and that’s why I don’t have a lot of photos. I know it hurts my blog, but money is tight right now. If they didn’t make the premium plan require an annual payment, I could afford monthly even if it’s a bit more than the yearly rate.
I could do the yearly personal rate, but it doesn’t allow you to monetize it.
I have so many photos which I would like to share in my posts. I’ll try first to resize them 😬
I have tons of photos I would like to add, but I would need unlimited which is a long way from my budget. I am hoping to upgrade to premium in the near future which would allow me to do some things to generate income which hopefully would be enough to make upgrading to business a bit more doable.
I’ve had my blog since 2010, the free option, and have used less than 30% of the available space. I reduce almost all my photos to 800 x 600. You can go into your media library and edit images to reduce them. Just select an image and click on the Edit button below the picture to rescale it.
Thank you 😊
Reducing the resolution is one solution and deleting some older posts perhaps?
Yes, I’ve started resizing my pictures and for now it works 😉
I didn’t realise at first there was a limit and as I love photography I got carried away! Now I dleete a few or reuse some pictures.