Wordpress Plugin only available on paid business account
The getting started tutorials state that you can make some changes via a free wordpress account and the Godaddy Re-seller plugin. I created a new free account with WP and when I went to download the GD plugin WP told e that in order to install the plugin I would have to upgrade to a paid business account. Is there a promo code to waive the monthly fee? Is there another possible platform / work around?
It sounds like you've created a site on WordPress.com - Their main target is for those that just want to do a basic blog (Free, Blogger, Personal, Premium), but if you want to unlock the full features of WordPress (Themes and Plugins) you have to go with their Business Plan
Now that being said, WordPress.org is where you can download WordPress to install on your own server. The cPanel servers from GoDaddy (https://www.godaddy.com/hosting/web-hosting) even have an installer to add WordPress, however you do need to have some very basic knowledge of server admin as there are a number of different options you can adjust.
The biggest thing I can tell you is that whatever route you decide to do, if you are using WordPress, make sure a) you have a regular backup of the site and b) UPDATE YOUR PLUGINS - this is very important as this is one of the leading causes to sites getting compromised.
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