The New Year Begins With a Fun Makeover of My Website

I’ve been feeling for a while now that 2018 would be the beginning of a new and exciting season in my life, so I didn’t waste any time getting started. My first goal of the new year was to upgrade my website and I’ve been in the throes of that adventure for the last 10 days.

Under construction sign

After spending a lot of time last year doing research and coming to a conclusion about what the next step for my website should be, I chose to upgrade “Dianna’s Easy Real Food Recipes” to the WordPress.com Business Plan. Two of the big questions I had, once I made that decision, were answered by WordPress Support below:

“How does the Business plan differ from other plans on WordPress.com?
The biggest difference between the Business plan and other plans is the ability to upload themes and plugins. Other exclusive features include the Store tool – letting you sell your fancy products and services – as well as advanced SEO tools, unlimited storage, live courses, Google Analytics integration, and more.

How is WordPress.com Business different than self-hosting my own WordPress site?
WordPress.com Business offers the same great, extendable, and flexible WordPress experience as self-hosting.

With self-hosting, you’re typically managing your own servers, and you have more access to fine-tune configuration files. You can SSH into your server, and FTP into the site to directly manipulate code.

With WordPress.com Business, we manage the hardware and the low-level system configurations for you. There’s no need for SSH or FTP access as we give you the flexibility to extend your site’s capabilities with plugins and themes. WordPress.com Business is also bundled with several premium features and priority support.”

I couldn’t be happier with what I’ve gained by upgrading to the business plan and would highly recommend the move if you’re looking for more power and flexibility without the need to convert to a self-hosted website. There are tons of plugins to choose from and I’m having a blast learning to use one of my new tools, a page builder called Elementor.

“Elementor is a page builder plugin that replaces the basic WordPress editor with a live frontend editor, so you can create complex layouts visually, and design your website live, without having to switch between the editor and the preview mode.”

I haven’t been able to post a new food blog for a while and just wanted to let you know about the great things that are happening. I should be finished soon and in the meantime, take a look around and see the changes that I’ve already implemented.


My fiction novel inspired by real life events, Heart Seasons: The Rainbow Revelation, is available HERE. It’s available in Kindle eBook and Paperback.

Heart Seasons Books

Author: Dianna

Dianna Donnely is the Author of “Heart Seasons: The Rainbow Revelation” and a Blogger who is passionate about "Easy Real Food Recipes" made with wholesome ingredients. A theme that runs throughout “Heart Seasons” is the heroine Lily’s love of nutritious foods and cooking, making it a natural transition to the next publishing adventure. A series of “Easy Real Food Recipes” cookbooks!

4 thoughts

Leave a Reply