Last year I shut off my automatic renewal option on my WordPress account, because they took funds out of my account about 3 weeks before my WordPress Premium Plan was going to expire, and I mean, what was their big hurry all about. My plan is set to expire in 29 days, but I won’t let that happen, because I love being a part of the WordPress community. It seems like they are in a hurry again, as I got my third email today alerting me to the fact that my account was going to expire. I guess everyone needs money these days, but besides sending me email, they have fixed these alerts to my Comments page and my Posts page with the following banner placed at the top of both of these pages. “Your Premium plan expires on April 22, 2021. Renew now to continue enjoying features such as increased storage space, access to expert support, and automatic removal of WordPress.com ads.”
I am disturbed by their behavior, so I decided to send an email back to them which is shown below.
I would love to renew my subscription today, just to get you to stop from being such pests about this.
I have no idea what makes you behave like this.
I do have a concern about the Classic Editor which I use to create my posts, as I log in as the administrator of my account.
I keep hearing rumors that you will be shutting down the Classic Editor and forcing everyone to use the dreaded new Block Editor.
Please get back to me, so I can decide on whether or not I will be renewing my subscription, which is still a month away from running out.
They wrote back to me already, but it may have been an automated response and they thanked me for my patience and said that they would be in touch with me soon! I will be patient, but I wish that they would also try doing that.
Written for FOWC with Fandango – Myriad.