WordPress VIP

vipSo, this is not a joke. You know, because it’s April Fools and all that. So, yeah, my blog is actually a “Powered by WordPress VIP” website. At least until the 2nd of May, when my free trial expires.

This is kind of cool, because you get a whole bunch of plugins and cool new features. So far, I’ve changed the comment system (now you can up-down vote comments, and a bunch of other stuff.)

Of course, this is not the only thing I want to do with this. In fact, I have a lot of cool surprises all lined up. It now depends on when different accounts and plugins become available.

I have the Enterprise version of WordPress VIP hosting service, which allows me to choose any premium theme (and I also have all the paid upgrades.) And I get about 100 different plugins. It really is a very, very cool upgrade. Sadly, it costs $500 a month, which is a lot more than I can afford to pay right now.

So, yeah, you’ll want to stick close to see all the cool stuff that’s going to change about the blog in the following weeks.

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35 comments on “WordPress VIP

  1. wavensongz says:

    AWESOME!!! Keep the Great Work (WORDS, LOL) Flowing. :-)

  2. mondrak says:

    $500 a month?? Think I'll pay for six years in advance ;-)

  3. abitjuakali says:

    Congratulations!! Keep it up!

  4. ellynvv says:

    can't wait to see the surprise updates! :)

  5. Henry Chamberlain says:

    Way to go, Cristian.

  6. lylekrahn says:

    Have fun with that

  7. Kim says:

    Congratulations!

  8. bestjazzclubs says:

    Great for you! It's time to explore all the possibilities :-)

  9. bottledworder says:

    great news!

  10. M.C. James says:

    Very cool. It's a shame the price is so steep.

  11. Francis November says:

    Great job brother! You have certainly earned it!

  12. Piscis says:

    Interesting. If you make a bunch of changes, what all do you get to keep when the trial expires?

  13. typewriterpoet says:

    Expensive tho that cost more than my health insurance whew! Enjoy your free trial!

  14. gbarb18 says:

    Thats way too much. Why so expensive? Is it really worth it?

  15. Roz Barron Abellera says:

    Keep up the good work. $500 a month is pretty steep.

  16. bernadetteyoungquist says:

    Congratulations! I think. It's kind of like getting a cool new toy and having to give it back after you have had all kinds of fun with it.

  17. skysairyou says:

    $500/month is way too steep for these "upgrades". I'm now seriously considering Squarespace.

  18. Elizabeth MacDonald says:

    *faints*

  19. josh says:

    Ooh aah, shiny! But $500/mo is a tough pill to swallow if you're not making big bucks off your blog.

  20. happycitizen2 says:

    Hey, the door ( trial ) opened, why not go inside ( subscription ) and look around…have a seat on the comfy couch…enjoy the art an photos in the coffetable book…or wander around ( the 100's of features). Perhaps, after the trial, 'things' will return as they once were, perhaps not. Will be fun to enjoy any of it, all together!

  21. v4vikey says:

    Great going…keep it up :-)

  22. Jevon says:

    wow. 500 a month. damn….

  23. This is interesting….Have fun during the trial period!

  24. openendedcomment says:

    Congratulations!!!!

  25. Leanne King says:

    I'd love to read a post on why you chose this service as opposed to the other available options for your blog.

  26. novoman says:

    Nice one. You're a full-time blogger. I wish for your good health!

  27. Candace says:

    $500 a month!!!! Wow, I wish I had stock in WordPress. Seriously, how many people can afford that????

  28. Even lots of ads wouldn’t offset $500 a month because they’d take over your sidebars! Sigh.

  29. JennyO says:

    WOW $500 for bells & whistles of a blog might be a bit much, would be interested to see how much of it you used to determine if its worth it.

  30. Matt Owens Rees says:

    Have fun with your free trial. May have given you some useful ideas and tips for the normal blog

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