You may have noticed that your WordPress dashboard says that you are limited to 200MB of storage. We know that some people out there plan to upload a lot of media (images, videos, ect.) to their site and we don’t want to discourage that. However we do want to encourage good web media habits.
If you are going to be uploading a lot of images to your site and giving students the ability to do so as well I would highly recommend using the “Resize Images on Upload” plugin. This will ensure that you and your students are not uploading enormous images to your sites and needlessly wasting space. Many times people will not resize or crop images before uploading them to a site which causes their pages to load much slower than they should. By using this plugin any image uploaded will automatically be resized based on the dimensions you set so that you don’t have to worry about running low on space.
Also we highly recommend using youtube.com for you video hosting needs as their service will automatically convert your videos to web safe and web friendly formats. In addition adding youtube videos to your WordPress site is extremely easy.
If, in the end, you do end up needing more space please send us a request and will be happy to expand your resource allocation.