Is there a happy medium between WordPress.com and VIP Hosting?

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  • #500336

    jasonbarone
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    I love WordPress. I love the idea of WordPress.com, but I want the flexibility of WordPress.org’s plugins/themes. VIP Hosting sounds like what I need but the pricing is out of the question for new blogs.

    I love the pricing, safety and scalability of WordPress.com sites, but the lack of plugins/theme capability is a deal killer. http://page.ly is the only solution I’ve found for managed WordPress.org installations but I would much rather be with WordPress.com

    Will we ever see a full-featured WordPress.com?

    #500489

    The only thing in between is hosting it yourself, and of course that comes with a higher workload and in some cases, headaches.

    That said, I’ve been self-hosted for three years and had few problems.

    #500490

    jasonbarone
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    Yea I hear ya, the less technical stuff to worry about, the better. Self hosting isn’t too bad but then you have to worry about backup, updates, support, scaling, etc. Stuff like WordPress.com is just too convenient and the pricing for premium features are well worth it. I wish they had a VIP Hosting service that was tiered for usage or something.

    #500492

    Nothing in between here I’m afraid.

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