I did a few sites with WP like 8 yrs ago and now I wantes to test again and to my surprise the once free WP now needs a paid “plan” to do anything other than basic posts. The reason I’m back on WP is that I’ll start administrating an existing site and wanted to play on a private dummy site.
When did this change really happen?
’tis the and in which we now live…
Your title and comment don’t quite match up. Plugins have had paid plans for years. However, [Wordpress.**org**](https://wordpress.org/download/) itself (the self-hosted version) is free. You may be thinking of WordPress.**com**, which they host and have their own plans.