The Pros and Cons of WordPress Premium

Abigail Miller

If you use WordPress, you might be tempted to upgrade to WordPress premium. Read this blog first.

The Pros and Cons of WordPress Premium

WordPress is the world’s most popular website builder. It powers roughly 35% percent of websites on the Internet. WordPress is a helpful open source software that is available for free, and includes customizable designs, high security, responsive mobile sites and much more.

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Working with WordPress means you also have the option of using WordPress Premium, which is the upgraded version of a WordPress website with additional features. Users pay a fee to access advanced features like having a custom domain name, and constant live support.

WordPress Premium - The Pros and Cons of Going WordPress Premium

The Pros of WordPress Premium

There are many advantages to upgrading to WordPress premium. With the price tag comes a whole host of additional features. All of these features are helpful, and make using WordPress even easier and more convenient. Going premium means more support, more options for themes, more security, and more!

A Free Domain Name

When you work with WordPress premium, you can choose a custom domain name for your WordPress website. This is a great way to promote the branding of your online business or blog by choosing the domain yourself, instead of being given one.

24/7 Email and Live Chat Support

 Live Chat Support - The Pros and Cons of Going WordPress Premium

Using WordPress premium means having access to unlimited and round the clock support whenever you need it. Users can take advantage of full email support, as well as live chat support in any time zone. WordPress’ team of experts can help you to solve issues immediately.

Premium Themes

There are dozens of premium themes, available to users with WordPress premium, that are not available in the free version. Having WordPress premium also means users can fully customize their themes, including fonts, colors and styles. This gives you more control over the look and feel of their website.

Premium Themes - The Pros and Cons of Going WordPress Premium

Monetization Options

The biggest advantage to using WordPress premium is the ability to monetize your WordPress site. WordPress premium allows you to add advertisements to your pages and earn money through the impressions and clicks on these ads, which WordPress tracks through the WordAds program.

The Cons of WordPress Premium

The Cons - The Pros and Cons of Going WordPress Premium

While there are advantages to using WordPress premium, there are a few disadvantages as well. Cost is the main difference, as users are paying a monthly fee for extra features. The other major disadvantage is that there are limits to the amount of customization for themes and plugins.

More Expensive

Having a monthly fee for using WordPress premium is the most obvious disadvantage, particularly when many key features are already available in the free version. There are three different types of plans, including one for personal use, one for entrepreneurs and one tailored for small businesses. Each comes with its own price tag.

Con: More Expensive - The Pros and Cons of Going WordPress Premium

Customization Limitations

Users can customize the core functionality of WordPress premium websites, but they are not able to manually upload themes or plugins. Instead, they choose from an extensive list of compatible themes and plugins, which are available to them with the monthly fee. Premium and Business users are allowed to add customized CSS.

Frequent Updates

While frequent updates may provide much needed changes, they can also become something of an inconvenience. These updates make your WordPress website safer, more mobile responsive and web browser compatible, but the updates can lead to a loss data if not done carefully, making a backup necessary.


In conclusion, there are both advantages and disadvantages to going to WordPress premium. It really depends on the type of WordPress website you want to have and what features your WordPress website will use most. Overall cost, security and customization are all important factors when deciding to use WordPress premium.

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