The premium plan features video support and more storage. A premium upgrade needs premium flow. Here’s where video flow falls short.
Editor embed preview
On wordpress.com, a wpvideo shortcode is shown instead of an embedded preview.
Core WordPress shows an embed preview, and has for years.
Core offers a video edit modal accessible from an inline toolbar. wordpress.com does not.
Video upload dead end
Attempting to upload a video without a premium upgrade resulted in a confusing error message instead of clear explanation and a pointer to the premium upgrade.
This bad flow existed for years, surviving multiple editor and plans/premium iterations.
Until today. Fixed.