Greetings byGosh is a simple, free plugin that supplements the standard greeting “Howdy” in the WordPress admin dashboard. It displays a random greeting from around the world – the equivalent of “Hello” in 16 different languages. “Howdy” is also included in the rotation because I am fond of it, it just gets a little monotonous on its own.
Greetings byGosh has only been tested with the English language version of WordPress.
This update: (1) Tested with WordPress 5.6.1; (2) Added two new greetings in honor of Kamala Harris, the first female Vice President of the United States: ‘Wah Gwaan’ (Jamaican), and ‘Vanakkam’ (Tamil).
If you enjoy Greetings byGosh, please leave a review. If this plugin gives you any grief, please post on the support page. I’ll do my best to fix any problems.
The greetings …
American slang: Howdy
Jamaican: Wah Gwaan
Mandarin Chinese: Nǐ hǎo
Punjabi: Sata srī akāla
Greetings byGosh was developed and is maintained by Kenny Moore. It is inspired by TM Replace Howdy, which I enjoyed but is no longer maintained.
Greetings byGosh is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation, either version 2 of the License, or any later version.
Greetings byGosh is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details: https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.html
Install and activate Greetings byGosh through the Plugins screen in the WordPress admin dashboard
- That’s it? That’s all it does?
Yes. In a planned future version the list of greetings will be editable – you will be able to add to it, subtract from it, or change it out completely. For example you might prefer funny or inspirational sayings instead of greetings.
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Contributors and Developers
“Greetings byGosh” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
Tested with WordPress 5.6.1; Added greetings in Jamaican and Tamil