Hello Dolly

This is not just a plugin, it symbolizes the hope and enthusiasm of an entire generation summed up in two words sung most famously by Louis Armstrong.
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This is not just a plugin, it symbolizes the hope and enthusiasm of an entire generation summed up in two words sung most famously by Louis Armstrong: Hello, Dolly. When activated you will randomly see a lyric from Hello, Dolly in the upper right of your admin screen on every page.

Matt Mullenweg  
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A Wordpress classic for Wordpress veterans

By Hans Christian Rodríguez (hanschristian) on January 31, 2023

I still remember those old days back in 2005/2006 when Wordpress was a blog oriented CMS that just worked. Nowadays, Wordpress is becaming a website builder with tons of blocks and things oriented to stay away from the original idea: writing content. Creating a blog. Now Wordpress killed the blogs :-(

Because of this, and because I'm part of an old era, I love to keep this plugin. It rememebers me the soul of Wordpress and the small idea to discover some jazz tips inside Wordpress. It added personality to the project.

Thank you Matt for all those years backing the best CMS ever : )

Always good to maintain a little humour

By GreenPanda (binarybrew) on December 15, 2022

Every time we create a new installation, this plugin makes us smile. It reminds us not to take ourselves too seriously and that no matter how bleak things may look, there's always room for a little kind-hearted sense of humour in our day :)

A terrible bad idea

By marianojponce on December 6, 2022

Let's just get over it and move on to new things. This is the most useless plugin ever created.

Unwanted rubbish that shouldn't be installed by default

By ukheather on December 1, 2022

After many years, Wordpress is STILL bundling this into all installs so you have to delete it when you make a new install. I have installed probably over 100 wordpress sites over the years and deleted this 100's of times. Unwanted rubbish that shouldn't be installed by default. It adds no useful feature so why is it still being forced onto users? Just check the wordpress hello dolly forum. Lots of people who don't want this installed by default. After so many YEARS, surely now is the time to make this a plugin that isn't bundled in and is optional to download. I am sure you would see how little people use it then! Stop bundling it into wordpress by default!

If it's desactivated

By yguenot on October 21, 2022

You'r not a real wordpresser

Please keep this active.

By robertocannella on August 28, 2022

Thanks so much for including this plugin with core installations. It's very useful when learning how to implement custom plugins. It's also insightful to be able to manipulate the plugin and see the effects on functionality.

please dont bother us

By s70s on July 17, 2022

life is full of hardships and confusions.

Usless Rubbish

By roadkill1 on July 8, 2022

Whenever I install a WordPress site the first thing I do is delete this plugin.


By Jon33 on June 18, 2022

Please, this is wasting a lot of people's time!

For The Love of GOD, Why is this STILL on the Repo?

By shirtguy72 on May 27, 2022

Please trash this garbage already

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